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Pegasus Airlines expands UK schedule following Turkey’s red list removal

Flights from Stansted and Manchester to Istanbul are being reinstated by Pegasus Airlines after Turkey was removed from the travel red list from England.

The low cost carrier is also adding new routes from Stansted to Antalya and Izmir for the winter.

Twice daily flights are being offered from Stansted to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen airport with single fares starting at £49.99.

Manchester is being served with five flights a week to the Turkish city with one-way fares starting at £74.99.


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Twice-weekly flights between Stansted and Antalya start on October 20 with a one-way lead-in of £70.

Izmir will be served five times a week from October 21 with prices starting at £59.99 one-way.

Pegasus Airlines chief commercial officer Güliz Özturk said: “In light of the new announcement putting Turkey back into the amber list, we’re seeing strong growth in our bookings to Turkey from England.

“In response to this growing demand and desire for autumn travel, we’re delighted also to be expanding our flight programme from London Stansted and Manchester to Turkey, with excellent connections across our network of 119 destinations in 44 countries – meaning travellers will have a lot more choice with our flexible booking options this autumn and winter.

“We’re planning to further increase the number of our flights from England later in the autumn if demand continues to rise, and we’re very much looking forward to welcoming our guests back on board as travel begins to reopen again.”

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