Pegasus Airlines, a low cost airline based
in Turkey, is to launch flights between Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen
airport and Manchester, England on 1 July 2019.
Pegasus’ new flights are timed to depart
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen at 09:30 and arrive in Manchester at 11:55.
The return leg is scheduled to leave the northwest of England at
12:40 and arrive back in Istanbul at 18:50. Pegasus will operate
the route with five flights per week.
Julian Carr, Aviation Director at Manchester
“It’s great to see Pegasus Airlines launch direct flights to
Istanbul from Manchester Airport. The route will offer the 22
million people in our vast catchment area additional connectivity
and access to Turkey and beyond. I am sure it will prove
incredibly popular and look forward to the route taking off in
With the launch of the new
Manchester route, Pegasus will fly to 107 destinations in 40 countries.
Güliz Öztürk, Pegasus Airlines' CCO, said, “We are
delighted to be launching our Manchester route. The UK is among our
key markets in Europe and we're confident that these new
Manchester flights will be warmly welcomed by our future guests in
Northern England. We are delighted to extend our operations to
an additional key region of the country, giving our UK guests more
choice and flexibility when planning their travels. We hope to
attract more guests who will enjoy travelling to Istanbul and the
exciting destinations beyond, both within Turkey and elsewhere in
our network always at our affordable fares.”