Easyjet launches Gatwick-Istanbul route

3 Sep 2008 by Mark Caswell

Low-cost carrier
Easyjet will launch daily flights from London Gatwick to Istanbul this winter,
complementing its existing service from Luton airport to the Turkish city.

Flights start on
December 12, with the outbound leg departing Gatwick at 0745, arriving into
Istanbul at 1335. The return leg leaves Istanbul at 1405, arriving back in
London at 1605.

Easyjet is using
Sabiha Gokcen airport (located on the Asian side of the city) for both its new
flights and the existing route from Luton. British Airways flies from
Heathrow into Ataturk International airport on the European side, while Turkish
Airlines has flights from both Heathrow and Stansted into Ataturk.

Flights on the
new Gatwick-Istanbul route start from £58.98 return. For more information visit

Report by Mark

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