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Where to Go with Flights from Istanbul?

Where to Go with Flights from Istanbul?

Sat, Dec 31, 2022, 10:30:42 PM

With flights from Istanbul, you can go anywhere in the world. Istanbul is one of the worlds most used locations to travel while flying thanks to its location in Turkey where it is located between Europe, Asia, and Africa. You can use Istanbul to travel with either direct flights or connecting flights. With its location, Istanbul is a preferred location that can be used as a connection point or a destination itself.

Airports in Istanbul

There are two airports where you can take flights from Istanbul, the most common and bigger one is Istanbul Airport (IST) on the European side and the smaller one is Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) on the Asian side.

Sabiha Gökçen International Airport opened in 2001 due to the overwhelming of passengers at Atatürk International Airport which is retired now. It was named after Sabiha Gökçen the first female fighter pilot in the world. 

Istanbul International Airport was completed in 2019 and is located on the European side of Istanbul in Arnavutköy area. It is one of the worlds most impressive and biggest airports of all time. It was recorded as the busiest airport in Europe in 2021 with 37 million passengers with flights from and to Istanbul.

Which Airlines Operates in Istanbul?

All the colossal airlines, international and domestic, as well as low-cost air carriers are present at the new IGA Airport. Some of the airlines are Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, AtlasGlobal, Air France, Aeroflot, British Airways, China Southern Airlines, Emirates, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and much more. You can use these companies while taking flights from Istanbul.

What About the Costs?

If you want to take flights from Istanbul, with its variety of options you can travel to almost anywhere in the world. For example, if you are looking for domestic flights from Istanbul to the far east of Turkey to cities like Van, Iğdır and Kars, the average prices are around 1.500 TRY. If you want to fly to Europe, prices start from 2.000 TRY and go up as much as 10.000 TRY. You can travel to faraway places like Longyearbyen in Scandinavia or Resolute which is located in arctic regions of Canada with flight from Istanbul.


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