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New London Gatwick–Istanbul route

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

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Turkey’s leading low-cost carrier and fastest growing airline is launching London Gatwick-Istanbul flights next month. The new flights will be between London Gatwick and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Flights will be six days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, connecting on to further destinations across Turkey, including top summer destinations, cultural hotspots and gourmet havens, and beyond.

Pegasus Airlines announced the launch date of flights as May 1st. Fares start at just £39.99 one way, including taxes and charges.

Guliz Ozturk, Pegasus Airlines' Chief Commercial Officer, said, "We are delighted to be launching our London Gatwick route. UK is a major destination for us, we operate twice daily flights from Stansted and flew 381.000 guests to and from UK during 2014 translating to a year-on-year increase of 25%, thus we're confident that this new Gatwick flights will be warmly welcomed by our guests. Gatwick is conveniently located just 47km outside of London's city centre and operates the highest number of point-to-point flights in Europe. With the launch of our new route, we are giving our UK guests more choice and flexibility when planning their travels. We hope to attract more guests who will enjoy travelling to Istanbul and the exciting destinations beyond, both within Turkey and elsewhere in our network always at our affordable fares."

Matt Wood, Head of Airline Relations at London Gatwick, said, “We are delighted to welcome Pegasus to Gatwick as it starts its first ever scheduled flights from the airport. This is a prime example of an airline choosing Gatwick to grow its business as we continue to offer competition on critical routes to emerging markets such as Istanbul in Turkey. Whether it be business or leisure, arriving passengers can be in Central London in under 30 minutes and in the business district of Canary Wharf in under 45 minutes.”

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