Win a dream trip to Turkey with Dublin Airport and Turkish Airlines

Dublin Airport is partnering with Turkish Airlines to offer an incredible opportunity to win a round trip for with a companion to any destination in Turkey.

Turkey, a captivating country with its stunning landscapes, intriguing history, and remarkable architecture, is a must-visit destination for any traveller.

To enter the competition and have a chance at winning this prize, visit Dublin Airport’s Twitter page and follow the instructions provided in the competition tweets. The winner will be selected randomly, and the announcement will be made on its official Twitter page.

Whether you choose to explore the historical wonders of Istanbul, relax in the natural beauty of Antalya, or embark on an adventure in Cappadocia, Turkey promises an experience like no other. Istanbul, a city that seamlessly combines ancient traditions with modern vibrancy, and with a history spanning 300 thousand years, offers a truly unique and captivating experience. The awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, the bustling lanes of the Grand Bazaar, or the captivating Bosporus coastline.

Antalya, another gem in Turkey, is renowned for its natural wonders and rich historical heritage. Visitors can indulge in the crystal-clear blue waters and turquoise seas, unwind amidst the lush green landscapes, and unravel the captivating stories that have shaped this region for thousands of years.

For the yet more adventurous, Cappadocia promises an unforgettable journey with its spectacular landscapes, ancient rock-carved churches, and the exhilarating experience of hot-air ballooning. Visitors can immerse in the region’s rich cultural heritage and explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Goreme National Park.

The competition has opened and will run until Thursday, June 29, 2023. The lucky winner will be announced on Friday, June 30, 2023.

Pegasus announces biggest summer programme from Stansted

Pegasus Airlines, Turkiye’s budget airline, has announced its biggest ever flight schedule yet from London Stansted for this summer with increased flights to popular destinations across Turkiye.

For holidaymakers in London and the East of England, Pegasus is offering 55 direct flights per week for summer 2023 to five top destinations across Turkiye, including Istanbul, Antalya, Dalaman, Ankara, and Izmir.

Gareth Powell, London Stansted’s managing director, said: ‘We are delighted that Pegasus Airlines has expanded its summer schedule from London Stansted to its largest ever. Since launching here 16 years ago, the airline has built an incredibly popular network that connects passengers from the region to destinations across Turkey.

‘By increasing capacity and frequency on existing routes, passengers will have more choice and flexibility without having to travel to other airports. Operating one of the most modern aircraft fleets in Europe, and in particular Airbus’ A321 neo, we are very proud to have them as a highly valued and key partner at the airport.

‘We look forward to working with them for many years to come as they continue to develop and grow their services from London Stansted.’

Barbaros Kubatolu, chief financial officer of Pegasus Airlines, said: ‘That more than six million passengers have flown with Pegasus Airlines from London Stansted since 2007 is a special milestone in our history. Connecting people, places, and cultures is at the heart of what we do, and we’re proud to continue this mission, taking passengers between the UK, Turkiye and beyond.

‘We continually strive to offer the best possible experience on our well-connected low-cost flights and further our sustainability initiatives.’

Since launching operations from Stansted in 2007 with a single scheduled flight to Istanbul, the airline has expanded significantly carrying over six million passengers on routes from the airport.

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.’