easyJet has announced a new route from Manchester to Istanbul, Turkey, beginning this summer. This is the first time easyJet will operate to the Istanbul Airport in Turkey’s largest city, making it the 156th destination on its extensive short-haul network spanning Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

Seats are now available for purchase at easyJet.com and via the mobile app, with fares beginning at £51.99.*

In addition to existing popular services from Manchester to Antalya and Dalaman, flights will operate twice a week on Mondays and Fridays beginning on June 9, providing a direct connection for customers from the North-West to this unique and iconic city.

Istanbul joins Bodrum, Antalya, Dalaman, and Izmir on easyJet’s Turkey network and promises to offer something distinctively different to customers. easyJet’s newest destination boasts a rich history and will offer customers a variety of experiences; from the old city, which reflects the cultural influences of many historic empires, to iconic landmarks such as the Blue Mosque, while bargain hunters can stroll the iconic Grand Bazaar.

In addition, easyJet holidays, Europe’s fastest-growing tour operator, has released brand-new vacation packages in conjunction with the new route. Tourists can take advantage of city break packages that start from as little as £437 per person, including hotel, flights, and 23kg of luggage. The tour operator offers thirteen hotels, including the five-star CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul in the New City, the five-star Eresin hotels Topkapi in the Old City, and the five-star Wanda Vista Istanbul in Marmara.

Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager for easyJet, stated:

“We are delighted to be adding the brand new destination of Istanbul to easyJet’s network. The new route from our Manchester base to this iconic city further expands the choice we can offer our customers from the North-West for both flights and package holidays, and promises to offer travellers a vibrant and culturally rich destination to explore, as well as providing greater connectivity to the city to support inbound tourism and business travel alike.

“While this region has thankfully not been affected by the recent tragic earthquakes, we continue to collect donations onboard our flights for UNICEF’s emergency appeal. We would like to thank all of our customers who have already donated for their kindness and generosity in raising over £400,000, which will help UNICEF and their volunteers to continue providing a vital lifeline in the region for the children and families who have been affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria.”

Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, Chris Woodroofe, added:

“This new service is great news for travellers. easyJet has already announced that it will be basing an additional aircraft here at Manchester this summer, and the expansion of its route network demonstrates the strength of demand for leisure travel in our region, in spite of cost-of-living pressures.”

Counselor of the Turkish Culture and Information Office Arzu Kahraman Yilmaz stated:

“Istanbul has long been a popular destination with British visitors, and we very much welcome easyJet’s new route from Manchester. We are confident it will prove popular with those seeking to immerse themselves in culture in this vibrant city”

Currently, onboard donations to UNICEF’s emergency appeal can be made in any currency onboard easyJet flights and will go directly towards supporting UNICEF’s 24-hour emergency response in the region. UNICEF is mobilising supplies and services in Syria to meet the urgent needs of children and their families. In Turkey, UNICEF has mobilised critical emergency supplies and ensured that children in affected areas are evacuated to safe areas.

easyJet serves 21 UK airports and offers 482 routes to 125 European, North African, and Middle Eastern destinations from the UK. To learn more about easyJet’s UK network and to make a reservation, visit easyJet.com.


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