Leading low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines has launched daily scheduled flights between Manchester and Istanbul and beyond.
From 21st July 2019 Pegasus will be increasing frequency from five flights each week to daily flights between Manchester and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen, adding to the airline’s four-times daily flights from London Stansted in the UK.
Pegasus’ flights will connect Manchester Airport to 32 destinations across Turkey, and 39 international destinations including Amman, Bahrain, Beirut, Bishkek, North Cyprus, Riyadh, Sharjah, Tbilisi.
Pegasus’ new flights will depart from Manchester Airport at 12:40, arriving in Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen at 18:50; flights from Istanbul will depart at 09:30, reaching Manchester Airport at 11:55 (local times apply).
To mark the launch of Manchester flights Pegasus Airlines gave away three return flights to guests at Manchester Airport checking into the inaugural flight on 1st July 2019.
With the launch of the new Manchester route, Pegasus now flies a low cost scheduled service to 35 destinations in Turkey and 75 in the rest of the world, bringing its total network to 110 destinations in 42 countries.
Commenting on the launch of Pegasus’ newest route, Güliz Öztürk, Pegasus Airlines’ CCO said:
“The Pegasus family is thrilled to be launching flights from Manchester Airport. We’re looking forward to welcoming our guests from the region who will be able to take advantage of our low fares and our extensive network of exciting destinations in Turkey and beyond. The UK is among our key markets in Europe and we already operate four flights a day from London Stansted to Istanbul with additional direct flights to Izmir Airport up to four times a week in summer. We have flown over 2.7 million guests to and from the UK on these routes since launching and are now delighted to be adding such a key destination as Manchester. We look forward to welcoming both new and existing guests to our airline in 2019.”
Julian Carr, Aviation Director at Manchester Airport, said:
“We’re delighted that Pegasus Airlines is starting flights to Istanbul. It’s a beautiful city to explore and with the airline’s excellent onward connections across Turkey and the Middle East, we’re confident the flights will prove hugely popular with our 29 million passengers.”
Pegasus connects Manchester Airport to 71 destinations in Turkey and beyond via Istanbul including 32 destinations within Turkey:
Adana, Amasya (Merzifon), Ankara, Antalya, Balikesir/Edremit, Batman, Bingöl, Bodrum, Dalaman, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Elazig, Erzincan, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Gazipasa Alanya, Hatay, Izmir, Kahramanmaras, Kars, Kayseri, Konya, Malatya, Mardin, Mus, Ordu, Samsun, Sanliurfa, Sinop, Sivas, Trabzon and Van; and 39 other international destinations: Almaty, Amman, Athens, Baghdat, Bahrain, Basra, Beirut, Belgrade, Bishkek, Bucharest, Cairo, Dammam, Erbil, Grozny, Jeddah, Kharkiv, Kiev, Krasnodar, Kuwait, Lviv, Mineralnye Vody, North Cyprus (Ercan), Pristina, Riyadh, Sarajevo, Skopje, Tbilisi, Tehran, Tiran and Zaporizhia.