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New route added: Dortmund Airport to Istanbul

Airport connects Ruhrgebiet with vital transport hub

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Bosporus Brücke in Istanbul © / Muhur

The long wait is finally over: from this December, passengers can fly direct from Dortmund Airport to Sabiha Gökçen Airport in Istanbul. Starting on 19 December, Turkish carrier Pegasus Airlines will run three flights a week to the third largest passenger airport in Turkey.

Whether it’s your final destination or just a quick stopover, adding this route opens up new opportunities for passengers and marks an exciting development for Dortmund Airport. Situated in the Asia Minor district of Istanbul, to the east of the Bosporus, Sabiha Gökçen Airport handled more than 30 million passengers in 2022, and over 35 million in 2019.

Dortmund Airport is delight to add the biggest metropolis in Turkey to its list of destinations. “Istanbul is one of the most in-demand destinations in the Ruhrgebiet and a tourist magnet for globetrotters from around the world,” says Guido Miletic, Head of Airport Services + Marketing & Sales. “With this new connection, our passengers can explore this fascinating and bustling city, or use it as a starting point for exploring destinations across the globe.”

Headquartered in Istanbul, Pegasus Airlines is one of Turkey’s leading low-cost carriers and has a strong presence at Sabiha Gökçen Airport. In addition to a long list of domestic routes within Turkey, Pegasus also offers a wide range of connections from Istanbul to the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa, with destinations including Abu Dhabi, Doha, Astana and Cairo.

Tickets for this new route are already available to book via Pegasus Airlines.