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Flights between London Heathrow and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen have begun with British Airways

Flights between London Heathrow and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen have begun with British Airways

With the first aircraft landing on the Anatolian side of Istanbul on June 1, 2023, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen will be the newest addition to British Airways’ network. A combination of A320 and A321 aircraft will fly the new route four times each week on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays between London Heathrow (LHR) and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW).

The number of connections from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport has increased, and in June, the airport will add three more destinations to its large network. These include Mytilene (MJT), Rhodes (RHO), and London Heathrow (LHR).

154 locations in 51 different countries are serviced by Sabiha Gökçen via flights run by 45 different airlines. The City Airport had approximately 14 million passenger movements in the first four months of 2023.

British Airways chose an all-female flight crew to honor the airport’s namesake, Sabiha Gökçen, the first female fighter pilot in history. Captain Jessica Telford and First Officer Kerry Bennett flew the maiden flight.

“As we continue our investment programme into new products, services, and technology, we’re excited to open up even greater connectivity between two of the world’s leading cities, Istanbul and London,” said British Airways’ Head of Corporate Sales in Europe, Elisabeth Ruff.

“British Airways has become the 45th airline to operate to Sabiha Gökçen and our passengers can now take advantage of its vast global route network,” said Berk Albayrak, CEO of Sabiha Gökçen Airport. With 200 destinations served by British Airways across more than 65 countries, the arrival of this route will definitely improve our clients’ travel experiences even more.

Prices for round-trip travel on British Airways begin at £368 for Club Europe (business class) and £130 for Euro Traveller (economy). Customers of British Airways have access to one of the largest flight networks in the world, both domestically and abroad. Flights are available at convenient times to and from major airports, and the airline is dedicated to achieving net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050 through its sustainability programme, BA Better World.

Source: traveldailymedia

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