If you are considering to buy Istanbul property, a visit to the city is definitely necessary. Flying in from abroad to Istanbul has never been easier. The city served by two international airports; Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Bakırkӧy on the European side and Sabiha Gӧkçen International Airport at Pendik on the Anatolian side. The third airport IGA (Istanbul Grand Airport) is currently under construction in the Arnavutköy district on the European side of Istanbul. Scheduled for completion in 2018 this will be the world’s largest airport which when fully operational will have six runways, eight air traffic control towers and will be host to the most advanced security system seen in any airport around the world. With over 250 airline companies, operating from it, the new airport will ensure travel to Istanbul will be competitive priced, safe and ultra-modern.
Turkey’s number one airline is Turkish Airlines. This top-quality airline has flight routes all over the globe. Founded in 1933 it has grown in strength and dominance in a very competitive market. Pegasus Airlines is based out of Pendik and offers a very reasonable budget air service. This low-cost airline, named after the Greek mythological winged horse, was first established in 1989 as a joint co-operation between two businesses, Aer Lingus Net & Sikar. In 1994 Yapı KrediBank bought the airline, making it entirely Turkish owned. It is the second largest airline in Turkey and offers comfortable, economical travel to many International and domestic destinations. In 2015 one of Turkish Airlines subsidiaries changed its name from Atlasjet to AtlasGlobal. Currently offering flights to over 40 destinations in the budget travel arena both scheduled and charter.
If you are looking for quick, easy, economical flights into Istanbul, the choice is there to suit your budget and timing schedule. All airlines offer regular promotional packages and becoming a member of their frequent-flyer programmes is an excellent way to stay informed of any offers. Miles & Smiles is the Turkish Airlines Frequent Flyer, and customers can earn flight miles to be used on the airline and flights operated by the Star Alliance groups. Pegasus Plus is the loyalty card from Pegasus Airlines earning miles for use with the company and with many discount advantages. AtlasMiles is the loyalty programme from AtlasGlobal. All the programmes offer promotional opportunities alongside discounted hotel bookings and car rental. They are also an excellent way to be kept informed when special promotions are available as the card members are the first to be apprised of these.
Whatever your reasons for visiting Istanbul; maybe a city break, shopping, visiting family or friends or to buy Istanbul property. Booking a flight is so straightforward. Excellent online booking via the companies own websites or the by any of the online travel agents. All the Turkish websites are available in English. Continuing your journey to explore more of Turkey is also quick and easy with the increasing number of domestic airports throughout the country, served by the airlines mentioned, with regular schedules and competitive pricing.