Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, the low cost solution.

Yesterday I’ve had the pleasure of having to fly to Ankara early in the morning and come back late in the afternoon.
I decided to book my flight with Pegasus Airlines which are the newest airlines in Turkey. They’ve got excellent prices and their callcentre is handled by our company so I figured I’d try them out.
More importantly, Pegasus airlines, besides the fact that they are a low cost airline, flies out of Sabiha Gokcen Airport which is situated on the asian side of Istanbul.
For those of us who live on the european side, it might sound like a huge problem, accesswise. Pegasus have shuttles that commute between the two continents every hour and a half so that solves the issue.
I love Sabiha Gokcen, it doesn’t have the hecticness of Ataturk Airport and the architecture is very nice. I know that Turkish Airlines also have low cost flights leaving from Sabiha Gokcen. I think that you don’t have to be flying with Pegasus to be able to use their shuttles towards the airport, the cost of the shuttle fair is 5YTL per person versus 12YTL with Havas.
Pegasus Airlines Website for online booking or reservations: http://www.flypgs.com
Turkish Airlines website for online booking or reservations: http://www.thy.com
Havas website for shuttle schedules: http://www.havas.com.tr/en/otobus_istanbul.asp

(let me know if you have trouble finding tickets with Pegasus, I might be able to help.)

1 Comment so far

  1. metecem (unregistered) on February 24th, 2006 @ 4:36 pm

    i hate that airport..sometimes i have to fly from berlin to istanbul and back via that airport… it is a pain in the neck having to arrive at 01:30 there. until the baggage arrives the last shuttle to taksim is gone and then u keep waiting till three o’clock.

    it is ok i guess if you live on the anatolian side….



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