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New Stansted to Turkey flights

With Turkey replacing Spain as the favourite holiday destination for Brits this year, Pegasus Airlines is adding more flights from Stansted to Istanbul and Northern Cyprus.

The rising cost of the Euro is seeing more Brits opt for holidays outside the eurozone, and Turkey is one of the main beneficiaries, with the Dalaman area in particular attracting more holidaymakers.

Turkey’s largest private scheduled airline, Pegasus Airlines, is adding two new weekly flights from Stansted airport to Istanbul and Ercan in Northern Cyprus. From 1st September a new flight will start on Mondays, followed by a new flight on Fridays from 1st October. The airline already operates flights on the route on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Fares start from £40 one way including taxes and charges.

“Our customers will be able to enjoy flights five-times per week from October, which will increase our appeal to holidaymakers and business travellers alike, who will also benefit from wide availability of quick and easy connecting flights from our Istanbul hub,” comments Pegasus Airlines chairman, Ali Sabanci.

Pegasus offers 16 connecting domestic routes across Turkey, making it easy to reach some of the most popular holiday destinations in the country, including Dalaman and Antalya on the Turkish Riviera, and Bodrum and Izmir on the Aegean Sea.

Pegasus Airlines was set up in 1990 as a joint venture between Irish airline Aer Lingus, Silkar Yatirim and Net Holding. In 2005 the airline was taken over by ESAS Holding. It now operates charter flights from Turkey to 100 destinations in 17 countries, as well as scheduled domestic flights.

Written by: Nick Purdom