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Budget airline announces new winter route to Istanbul

Cheap flights airline easyJet will be launching its 400th route with flights to Istanbul this winter.

Cheap flights airline easyJet will be launching its 400th route with flights to Istanbul this winter.

The first services will begin on December 12th, with flights departing from London Gatwick Airport.

It will also bring the total number of easyJet routes to 51 for the winter period, with more than 100,000 passengers expected to book seats on the new service during the first 12 months.

David Osbourne, UK general manager, said: "easyJet has seen a huge increase in flights to ski and sun destinations this year, reinforcing easyJet’s position as the favourite airline for independent travellers, providing convenient low-cost flights from your local airport."

Flights will depart daily from the carrier’s London hub and is the fifth new route to appear on easyJet’s winter schedule for this year.

The airline’s financial situation was buoyed yesterday as the price of oil fell to around $105.

As a result, the carrier’s share price rose, which will be encouraging for customers in the wake of the recent cancellations of flights from low cost airlines Zoom and Centralwings due to financial pressure.

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