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Flights to Istanbul

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What airlines fly to Istanbul?

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What are the main airports in Istanbul?

Istanbul Airport (IST)

Flights from the UK to Istanbul will disembark at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) is one of two international airports in Istanbul. The other port, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is much newer, yet Istanbul Ataturk remains the busiest and largest of the two. The airport takes its name from Istanbul's first president, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and is a hub for Turkish Airlines.

What are the main UK departure airports that fly to Istanbul?

At Flight Centre, our range of flights from the UK to Istanbul depart from London Heathrow and Newcastle and are available with British Airways.

What are the main things to do and see in Istanbul?

Once the heart of the great Byzantine, late Roman and more recently the Ottoman empires, the significant strategic location of Istanbul has secured its place in history. Today the legacy of these important cultures remains scattered throughout modern Istanbul.

From the Ottoman period, consider exploring the impressive Topkapı Palace and the incredibly beautiful Sultanahmet Mosque, which is more commonly known as the Blue Mosque because of its distinctive tiling. The Dolmabahçe Palace is a glittering example of late Ottoman architecture. The iconic Hagia Sophia was initially constructed by the Byzantines with the minarets added later by the Ottomans. The Maiden's Tower was built by the Greeks in 411BCE as an ancient lighthouse. The Roman legacy remains with the layout of the Hippodrome, sections of Valens Aqueduct, which was used to deliver water to the city and Column of Constantine.

While in Istanbul, it would be remiss not to indulge in an invigorating Turkish bath at a traditional hammam. A cruise up the Bosphorus is also a great way to spend a day. Departing from central Turkey, enthusiasts take in the sights along this historically important waterway to the mouth of the Black Sea. Most boats stop at Yoros Kalesi, a fortification constructed to protect the city, before returning to Istanbul. With our cheap flights to Turkey, you can explore all these sights and more throughout this fascinating city.

What is the weather like in Istanbul?

The average maximum temperature for Istanbul ranges between 9 and 30 degrees. The hottest month is August with an average temperature of 26 degrees and the coldest month is January with an average temperature of 6 degrees.

How much does it rain in Istanbul? What is the driest/rainiest month in Istanbul?

The average annual rainfall for Istanbul, Turkey, is 747mm of precipitation.
The wettest month with the highest rainfall is December, with 124mm of precipitation. The driest month with the lowest rainfall is July, with 24mm of precipitation.

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