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Pegasus expands flight schedule and direct routes from UK as Turkey reopens

LONDON (24 September 2021) --- As summer turns to autumn, fly away for some golden sunshine, sandy beaches and crowd-free sightseeing. Following the announcement that Turkey moved onto England’s amber list on 22 September 2021, leading low-cost carrier, Pegasus Airlines, has expanded its schedule and its number of direct flights from London Stansted and Manchester to Turkey and beyond with low-cost and flexible fares, and its health and safety-first approach.

Pegasus has reinstated direct flights to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport from London Stansted, with twice-daily flights departing at 14:40 and 00:05 from London Stansted Airport, and returning from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport at 11:35 and 21:00. Flights are now on sale from £49.99 one-way. Five-times weekly direct flights are now also operating from Manchester Airport to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport, departing at 12:50, with returning flights departing from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport at 09:45 (local times apply). One-way fares from Manchester are on sale now from £74.99. Both routes offer excellent onward connections across Pegasus’ network of 36 destinations in Turkey, including to the popular coastal resorts oozing culture and relaxation, such as Bodrum, Dalaman and Antalya - as well its 83 other international destinations.

More direct flights

Pegasus Airlines’ expanded schedule includes five-times weekly direct flights from 21 October between London Stansted and Izmir, on Turkey’s Aegean coast, with flights departing at 12:55 from London Stansted, and returning flights departing Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport at 10:05 (local times apply). Direct flights to Izmir are on sale now from £59.99. Pegasus will also be launching direct flights between London Stansted and Antalya for the winter season on 20 October.

Pegasus Airlines CCO, Güliz Özturk said: “In light of the new announcement putting Turkey back into the amber list, we’re seeing strong growth in our bookings to Turkey from England, and in response to this growing demand and desire for autumn travel, we’re delighted also to be expanding our flight programme from London Stansted and Manchester to Turkey, with excellent connections across our network of 119 destinations in 44 countries - meaning travellers will have a lot more choice with our flexible booking options this autumn and winter. We’re planning to further increase the number of our flights from England later in the autumn if demand continues to rise, and we’re very much looking forward to welcoming our guests back on board as travel begins to reopen again.”

Flexible booking on Pegasus’ network of 119 destinations in 44 countries

As well as an extensive network in Turkey, Pegasus Airlines also flies to 119 destinations in 44 countries, including destinations such as Dubai, Tel Aviv and Sharm el-Sheikh, offering both low-cost direct flights and seamless connectivity on one of Europe’s youngest fleets. Pegasus also offers flexible booking options, with guests able to amend flights booked up to 31 December 2021 without paying any change fees.

Health & Safety First

Pegasus’ highest priority is health and safety, with comprehensive Covid-19 safety measures in place including masks required on board. Pegasus was also one of the first low-cost airlines in the world to trial the IATA health-related certification Travel Pass app and the airline offers contactless boarding and bag-drop with Express Kiosks in Turkey. Click for more on Pegasus’ Covid-19 safety measures.

Pegasus also offers lots of great value extras, including the Pegasus Café, with a delicious range of hot and cold drinks, meals and snacks on-board, and Fly & Watch, Pegasus’ on-board entertainment system which means guests can enjoy a wide choice of films, TV programmes, games and lots more from their mobile device.

Visit or the Pegasus’ mobile app to book the lowest fares and other travel needs, including accommodation, car hire and transfers.

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