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Stansted gains new Istanbul flights

Turkish airline Pegasus is to launch new flights to Istanbul from London Stansted later this year.

Turkish airline Pegasus is to launch new flights to Istanbul from London Stansted later this year.

The carrier will add an extra weekly flight to Istanbul, as well as a fourth weekly flight from London to Ercan in Cyprus.

From September, Pegasus will run one extra weekly flight to each of the new destinations, with frequencies due to increase to twice a week in October.

This will see five departures a week from Stansted to Istanbul and Ercan.

"Our customers will be able to enjoy flights five-times per week from October, which will increase our appeal to holidaymakers and business travellers alike, who will also benefit from wide availability of quick and easy connecting flights from our Istanbul hub," said Ali Sabanci, chairman of Pegasus Airlines.

From Istanbul, passengers will be able to connect to many of the 16 domestic routes offered by Pegasus in Turkey. Cheap flights to Dalaman, Bodrum and Izmir are all available.

The additional flights will be good news for Stansted which is currently undergoing a £50 million terminal refurbishment – the first phase of which opened last month.

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