AnadoluJet, the low-fare arm of flag carrier Turkish Airlines, has announced a new direct flight between London Stansted and Istanbul.
Turkish delight as new airline announces Istanbul link from London Stansted
The daily service will launch on March 29 with flights departing Stansted at 11:05am and arriving at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport at 5.40pm. On the return leg, flights depart Istanbul at 8.45am and touch down at Stansted at 10.55am.
Nick Sime, Head of Aviation Account Management at London Stansted, said: “We are delighted that AnadoluJet is launching flights to Istanbul from London Stansted this spring. Flights between London Stansted and Turkey have always been extremely popular, and this will provide our passengers with even more choice. I have no doubt that this new link will be an attractive option for both business and leisure passengers. We look forward to working with them and wish AnadoluJet every success with this new link from Stansted.”
AnadoluJet, which has been part of the Turkish Airlines brand since 2008 offering domestic flights across the country, is expanding its international route network this year with the launch of 26 new destinations in 16 countries. The airline has a fleet of 57 aircraft and will serve a total 108 routes once all the new flights have been launched later this year. Flights to Istanbul from Stansted will be operated by a Boeing 737-800.
Celal Baykal, Turkish Airlines General Manager in London: “AnadoluJet will maintain the example of Turkish Airlines and will open its doors to the world, carrying more passengers with the Turkish hospitality. With a number of international flight routes being added to this year’s schedule, we’re excited to offer new options to our new and existing AnadoluJet passengers widen their world.”
Bookings can be made by calling the airline’s reservations number on 0203 991 1993, online at www.anadolujet.com/en
London Stansted is London's third-busiest airport, currently serving around 22 million passengers a year. The airport is ideally located in between the global tech and life science hubs of London and Cambridge.