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Wizz Air to fly to Istanbul and to the Turkish coast

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Wizz Air resumes flights to Istanbul and introduces new direct routes to the Turkish coast

Wizz Air, the rapidly expanding and eco-friendly airline of Europe, announced new direct flights to Istanbul, Antalya, and Dalaman starting March 2023. The flights will connect Turkey with Hungary, Romania, UAE and UK. Tickets can be purchased on the Wizz Air website and app starting at EUR 24.99.

Wizz Air Istanbul flights

Wizz Air is resuming flights to Istanbul after a 7-year absence, adding four new direct services to Budapest, London Gatwick, London Luton, and Iasi, with the first flight departing in March. The airline will be the first ultra-low-cost carrier to operate from Istanbul Airport, offering over 400,000 affordable seats to European cities. Wizz Air’s environmentally friendly and sustainable operations, including the use of modern Airbus A321neo aircraft, will assist Istanbul Airport in achieving its sustainability objectives.

Evelin Jeckel,  Network Officer of Wizz Air, said:

“We’re excited to be finally returning to Istanbul with our point to point services and strengthening our presence in Türkiye with the new connections to Dalaman and Antalya, while bringing sustainable, low-cost aviation to Istanbul and to the pearls of the Turkish seaside. We can’t wait to welcome our passengers back onboard our brand-new Airbus A321neo aircraft, as they travel on their long-awaited new routes connecting Türkiye with some of the most beautiful cities across Europe and beyond. We are confident that our new routes will be loved by our customers and they will experience the outstanding Turkish hospitality and the beauty of both Istanbul and the seaside resorts. Passengers can rely on our flexible booking policies and excellent onboard service, on the youngest aircraft fleet in Europe. “

Flights to the Mediterranean coast of Turkey

In addition to the year-round routes to Istanbul, Wizz Air is introducing seasonal direct services to the Turkish coastal destinations of Dalaman and Antalya, aimed at boosting local tourism.

Over 300,000 passengers from Abu Dhabi, Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj, Debrecen, and London will have access to the airline’s affordable and high-quality flights to these vacation spots. With this announcement, Wizz Air will be offering flights to four Turkish airports and providing a total of over 800,000 low-fare seats in 2023.

Majid Khan, Vice President Airport Development of iGA Istanbul Airport commented:

“Today is an important milestone for Turkish aviation as Europe’s fastest growing airline have announced their entry into iGA Istanbul Airport and to our regional airports. Wizz Air will commence flights from London Gatwick, London Luton, Budapest and Iasi to Istanbul and flights into Dalaman and Antalya, which will further develop inbound tourism to Türkiye. European travelers will get even more connections to explore a historical, cultural and vibrant city of Istanbul and our seaside destinations. Wizz Air operates purely (P2P) Point-to-Point traffic without any transfer, which means all foreign passengers arriving to Istanbul and Türkiye with Wizz Air will have Istanbul, Dalaman and Antalya as their final destinations. It will directly benefit Istanbul’s and Türkiye’s tourism industry. We welcome Wizz Air to Istanbul and to Türkiye and believe that this is a start for a long standing cooperation.”

Istanbul airport

Istanbul Airport is the main international airport serving Istanbul, Turkey. It is one of the largest airports in the world and serves as a hub for Turkish Airlines and several other airlines. The airport features state-of-the-art facilities, including multiple terminal buildings, a wide range of shopping and dining options, and a large duty-free area.

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