Wizz Air commences direct flights to Istanbul from Luton and Gatwick

European regional airline Wizz Air has announced the launch of new routes from London Luton Airport and Gatwick Airport to Istanbul in Turkiye.

The new daily flights from London Luton Airport and Gatwick Airport commenced services on March 28, with flights from both airports operating to Turkiye’s largest city, Istanbul. Known as the cultural capital of the country, Istanbul is rich with historic sites, contemporary art museums and lively cafes.

Marion Geoffroy, Managing Director, Wizz Air UK said: ‘We are excited to announce the launch of two new routes to Istanbul from our bases at London Luton Airport and Gatwick Airport. With its striking architecture, buzzing markets and authentic cuisine, Istanbul is a unique city that offers something for every traveller. Together with our recently announced routes to Antalya and Dalaman from Gatwick Airport, today’s announcement demonstrates our continued commitment to serving the Turkish market as well as to offering improved connectivity, affordable fares and even more choice to our UK customers. Not only is Istanbul a new destination for Wizz Air, but it is also a brand new destination for London Luton Airport. We look forward to welcoming passengers onboard our young, efficient and sustainable aircraft.’

Stephanie Wear, VP Aviation Development, London Gatwick Airport said: ‘We are really pleased to welcome Wizz Air’s new route to Istanbul. It adds to the excellent range of destinations Wizz offers London Gatwick passengers and, as the first low-cost offer between Gatwick and Istanbul, provides more competition for people looking to visit this fantastic, historic city.’

The new routes build on Wizz Air’s continued expansion, with new routes from Gatwick Airport to Antalya, Dalaman, (Turkiye) and Verona, (Italy) and from London Luton Airport to Amman, (Jordan), Bydgoszcz, and Lodz (Poland).

Jonathan Rayner, Chief Commercial Officer at London Luton Airport said: ‘Istanbul is a vibrant and historic city that is sure to be a firm favourite with passengers flying from London Luton Airport. It’s always exciting to see a new destination appear on London Luton Airport’s departure boards and Istanbul is the first of several new destinations set to be introduced over the coming months, providing even greater choice as part of the simple and friendly passenger experience that we offer.’