Posted on 14 February 2011
Easyjet launches new Gatwick-Istanbul route in December
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.
Business Traveller 12 September 2008