Previously, the Turkish national carrier had only offered flights between London Gatwick and Atatürk airport, the main Istanbul air hub, but has now extended their service to travel between London Gatwick and the Sabiha Gökçen airport.
This new service will initially fly three times a week before making the flights daily from June 1st 2013. The routes to Sabiha Gökçen airport will allow passengers to connect to a wider variety of domestic destinations in eastern Turkey and also enable more Turkish nationals to travel to London.
Istanbul’s unique position as a junction between the Middle East and Asia in particular, has meant that the historic city has been a key trading and business centre for hundreds of years. Istanbul is therefore a key destination for the airline, as trade between the UK and Turkey continues to grow - increasing by almost 40 per cent since 2009.
The airline also offers services to China and Russia and will commence the UK’s first direct flights to Indonesia later this year.
Adapted from breakingtravelnews