Flying between Manchester airport and the Istanbul five times a week, the new service will leave Manchester at 12.40, arriving in Istanbul at 18.50, while flights from Istanbul will depart at 09.30, reaching Manchester at 11.55.
The route from the airline’s second largest UK hub will allow passengers to connect with scheduled flights to 32 destinations across Turkey including Alanya, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Izmir.
It will also link up with services to 39 international destinations including Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah in the UAE, Jordanian capital Amman, North Cyprus and Muscat in Oman, among others.
Pegasus’ CCO, Güliz Öztürk, says: “We are delighted to extend our operations to an additional key region of the country, giving our UK guests more choice and flexibility when planning their travels.
“We hope to attract more guests who will enjoy travelling to Istanbul and the exciting destinations beyond, both within Turkey and elsewhere in our network, always at our affordable fares.”
With the launch of the new Manchester route, Pegasus will fly a low-cost scheduled service to 35 destinations in Turkey and 72 in the rest of the world, bringing its total network to 107 destinations in 40 countries.