Turkish Airlines has expanded its services from Gatwick to Istanbul, with Turkey’s national carrier now offering flights to both of Istanbul’s airports.
Offering passengers increased choice of when to fly and providing further onward connections, the new flights to Sabiha Gökçen airport will fly three times weekly and then daily from June 1.
The carrier currently operates a daily service between Gatwick and Atatürk airport – Istanbul’s’ major hub – which offers connections to the airline’s global network, particularly in the Middle East and Asia. The new routes to Sabiha Gökçen airport will enable passengers to connect to a wider variety of domestic destinations in eastern Turkey and also offer Turkish travellers more choice of flights to London.
Guy Stephenson, chief commercial officer at Gatwick, said: “Turkey is an incredibly important market for both business and leisure travellers so we are delighted that Turkish Airlines will now offer more direct services from Gatwick.
“Istanbul is a key destination thanks to its status as one of the world’s most dynamic cities for business but also because it offers excellent onward connections to the Middle East and Asia in particular. These extra flights will offer greater choice and flexibility for those wanting to reach Istanbul and beyond.”