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easyJet to Launch First Time Service Between Manchester and Istanbul

easyJet will launch first-time service between Manchester and Istanbul in Türkiye. The route will be operated two times per week year-round starting June 9, 2023. One-way fares are now available for booking from £51.99, including taxes.

easyJet to Launch New Service Between Manchester and Istanbul From June 9, 2023 – Courtesy easyJet

On Tuesday (March 14, 2023), easyJet announced the launch of new first-time service between Manchester and Istanbul in Türkiye. The route will operate year-round twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays starting June 9, 2023. Seats are now available booking on the easyJet website or app with one-way fares from £51.99 including taxes. With the new route, easyJet now flies to 156 airports across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Additionally, easyJet holidays is offering packages with accomodations at 13 hotels in Istanbul. The new Istanbul service complements easyJet’s existing service from Manchester to Antalya and Dalaman. The airline’s Türkiye network also includes Bodrum and Izmir.

In Tuesday’s announcement, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, Ali Gayward, said,

“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.”

Also commenting on easyJet’s launch of service to Istanbul, Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, Chris Woodroofe, said,

“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.”

easyJet serves 19 UK airports, offering 464 routes to more than 135 destinations to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The airline carries approximately 70 million passengers annually (2022) to over 150 airports across 35 countries. easyJet has a fleet of over 300 aircraft, and over 300 million Europeans live within an hour’s drive of an airport served by easyJet. The popular low-cost carrier (LCC) is dedicated to innovation and leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational efficiencies. easyJet joined the UN-backed ‘Race to Zero’ in November 2021 and has published their roadmap to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Source: easyJet


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