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Wizz Air Launches Istanbul Flights

Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest-growing and most sustainable airline globally, made its first flight to Istanbul Airport on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, becoming the 84th airline connected with the Turkish aviation hub.

Its inaugural flight took off from London Luton Airport and landed at Istanbul Airport, while another from Gatwick Airport is scheduled later in the day, according to a statement by airport operator IGA.

Wizz Air returns to Istanbul after 7 years and adds four point-to-point services to Budapest, London Gatwick, London Luton, and Iasi, the earliest flight departing in March already. With these services the airline will be the first ultra-low-cost carrier flying from Istanbul airport, providing over 400,000 high quality, but low-fare seats to cities around Europe. Wizz Air’s industry-leading low emissions and highly sustainable operations will support Istanbul Airport to reach its sustainability goals by operating the modern and sustainable Airbus A321neo aircraft.

Besides the new all-year-round routes to Istanbul, WIZZ launches seasonal point-to-point services to the Turkish seaside, Dalaman and Antalya, supporting the ramp-up of local tourism. Over 300,000 passengers from Abu Dhabi, Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj, Debrecen and London will be able to enjoy the airline’s low fares and high-quality direct connections to these amazing resorts.

Evelin Jeckel,  Network Officer of Wizz Air, said: “We’re excited to be finally returning to Istanbul with our point to point services and strengthening our presence in Türkiye with the new connections to Dalaman and Antalya, while bringing sustainable, low-cost aviation to Istanbul and to the pearls of the Turkish seaside. We can’t wait to welcome our passengers back onboard our brand-new Airbus A321neo aircraft, as they travel on their long-awaited new routes connecting Türkiye with some of the most beautiful cities across Europe and beyond. We are confident that our new routes will be loved by our customers and they will experience the outstanding Turkish hospitality and the beauty of both Istanbul and the seaside resorts. Passengers can rely on our flexible booking policies and excellent onboard service, on the youngest aircraft fleet in Europe. “

Majid Khan, Vice President Airport Development of iGA Istanbul Airport said: “Today is an important milestone for Turkish aviation as Europe’s fastest growing airline have announced their entry into iGA Istanbul Airport and to our regional airports. Wizz Air will commence flights from London Gatwick, London Luton, Budapest and Iasi to Istanbul and flights into Dalaman and Antalya, which will further develop inbound tourism to Türkiye. European travelers will get even more connections to explore a historical, cultural and vibrant city of Istanbul and our seaside destinations. Wizz Air operates purely (P2P) Point-to-Point traffic without any transfer, which means all foreign passengers arriving to Istanbul and Türkiye with Wizz Air will have Istanbul, Dalaman and Antalya as their final destinations. It will directly benefit Istanbul’s and Türkiye’s tourism industry. We welcome Wizz Air to Istanbul and to Türkiye and believe that this is a start for a long standing cooperation.”

Hotel Association of Türkiye President Müberra Eresin said, “We kept in touch with Wizz Air officials regarding the company’s projects in Türkiye from the very beginning. In this regard, the support of our Minister of Culture and Tourism and Minister of Transport and Infrastructure is very important. We are also very grateful to them. The start of flights to Istanbul is also very important and very valuable in terms of tourism. In a short time, new flight routes from abroad will be added to different points of our country. We hope that the potential for the continuation of flights will be created.”


NEW WIZZ AIR ROUTES TO TÜRKIYE

ROUTE

DAYS

FARES FROM*

STARTS

BUDAPEST – ISTANBUL

Daily

24.99 EUR/9990HUF

31 March 2023

IASI – ISTANBUL

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

24.99 EUR/119RON

4 April 2023

LONDON GATWICK – ISTANBUL

Daily

39.99 EUR/35.99GBP

28 March 2023

LONDON LUTON – ISTANBUL

Daily

39.99 EUR/35.99GBP

28 March 2023

LONDON GATWICK – DALAMAN

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

39.99 EUR/35.99 GBP

23 May 2023

LONDON GATWICK – ANTALYA

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

39.99 EUR/35.99 GBP

26 March 2023

BUCHAREST – ANTALYA

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

24.99 EUR/119 RON

19 May 2023

CLUJ – ANTALYA

Thursday, Sunday

24.99 EUR/119 RON

18 May 2023

BUDAPEST – ANTALYA

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

29.99 EUR/11990 HUF

24 May 2023

DEBRECEN – ANTALYA

Tuesday, Saturday

24.99 EUR/9990 HUF

10 June 2023

ABU DHABI – ANTALYA

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

49.99 EUR / 199 AED

1 June 2023

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