Cheap Flights from Istanbul

Cheap Flights From Istanbul

Istanbul is one of Turkey's most populous cities located along the Bosphorus Strait.  The city is a mesh of the various cultural influences that once dominated the city.  Istanbul is home to the Hippodrome which was a Roman-era arena famous for holding Roman chariot races.  It is also the location of the Byzantine Hagia Sophia which features a 6th century dome and very rare Christian mosaics.  

When flying out of Istanbul you will be departing from one of the two airports in the area including Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gokcen International Airport.

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What are your Available Flight Options

Both Sabiha Gokcen International Airport and Istanbul Ataturk Airport provide nonstop and connecting flight service to a variety of domestic and international destinations.

Each airport in Istanbul offers a variety of airlines for commercial service departure with some of the more popular airline choices being Turkish Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Egypt Air, Tarom, SAS, Air New Zeeland, Asiana Airlines, and Onurair.

Where to Fly

There are many destinations for travelers to choose from when flying from Istanbul.  Some of the most popular destinations travelers choose include:

  • Athens, Greece – Athens was once the heart of the powerful Greek Empire and center for politics and education. The city is still home to many historical sites from that era including the Acropolis, and the Parthenon Temple.  You can also learn more about ancient Greece with a visit to the National Archaeological Museum which has many ancient sculptures, vases, and jewelry.
  • Tel Aviv, Israel – Located along the Mediterranean coast, Tel Aviv is home to a rich history and culture. A must stop when visiting the city is the Eretz Israel Museum that displays the folklore, crafts, and archaeology of the area as well as features an on-site excavation of 12th century B.C. ruins. 
  • Kiev, Ukraine – The capital of Ukraine, Kiev is known for its monuments, history museums, and religious architecture. There are many must-see sites on your trip to Kiev including the catacombs once used as burial chambers for Orthodox monks, the 11th century Kiev Pecharsk Lavra monastery, and its many gold-domed churches.

What to do at Istanbul Airports

If you find yourself with a long wait at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport there is plenty to keep you occupied.  The airport is equipped with a hair salon, kids play areas, photographer, restaurant, and shopping options.  The airport also provides some business and first class lounges for travelers to rest before their departing flight.

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Airports near Istanbul

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