Flights to Turkey

We often get asked about booking flights to Turkey. Flight times and prices vary a lot with the times of year. Here is our guide to booking your flights to Turkey.

When it comes to booking your flights, there are many variables and it is worth spending time to make sure you get the best offers. Prices vary with where you fly from and to, as do times of flights. You have to consider if it is worth choosing different airports to take advantage of cheaper fares or possibly more convenient flight times.

Here is some further information about popular Turkish Airports:

Istanbul is served by two main airports ‘AtatÜrk’( airport code IST) which is on the European side of the city and ‘Sabiha GÖkÇen’ (SAW) on the Asian side.  You may need to fly to Istanbul before connecting to other airports.

Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB) on The Aegean Coast is a good choice if you are going to be visiting Ephesus and Pamukkale.

Dalaman Airport is the closest choice for the start of The Lycian Way hiking route as well as popular places such as Bodrum and Fethiye.

Antalya Airport (AYT) is the best choice for the eastern section of The Lycian Way route and is the most popular airport for tourists visiting Turkey’s beautiful Mediterranean Coast.

Here are links to popular airlines for Turkish destinations:

Turkish Airlines  Turkey’s national airline is a great place to start looking at flights. They might not be the cheapest option compared to the budget airline operators but do offer a high standard of service. Currently included in their prices are a generous baggage allowance, great service, good standard of airline food and alcohol on their flights. So you can still be sipping on a gin and tonic whilst looking forward to a great holiday.  We should point out here that we are not on any commission from them, it is our experiences of having flown many times using their services.

Low cost budget airlines have many daily flights in season to popular Turkish airports here are some links to their websites:

Easyjet   Atlas Jet

Flybe   Thomas Cook


For internal flights to Turkey, the major operators include Turkish Airlines and these operators listed below:

Onur Air  Pegasus Airlines

Anadolujet  Sunexpress


Price comparison websites are very helpful, here are two of our favourites:


Travel Supermarket

We are here to help guests if they are having problems organizing their flights to Turkey. You can get in touch with us at and we will do some searches on your behalf.