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Old 5th February 2014, 12:10   #1 (permalink)
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Easyjet axe Luton-Istanbul route

Easyjet have quietly axed their Luton to Istanbul route from the end of March which many people used to link with Pegasus services from Turkey's regional airports.

Although the route is still showing on their route map for the summer, no flights come up when you try to book them for the summer.

According to the Independent, Easyjet made no formal announcement despite people asking on their website and Facebook why they were not available, and the route was axed from the end of March.

Is easyJet still flying from Luton to Istanbul this summer? - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent
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Re: Easyjet axe Luton-Istanbul route

Disenchantment seems to be spreading

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Re: Easyjet axe Luton-Istanbul route

If this is true it will be a nightmare as this is a cheap route often to get across to Turkey and then take an internal flight.
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Re: Easyjet axe Luton-Istanbul route

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If this is true it will be a nightmare as this is a cheap route often to get across to Turkey and then take an internal flight.
The fact that Easyjet have apologised and are giving refunds for tickets already bought suggests to me that it IS true

The airline says: "We apologise for any inconvenience caused." Affected passengers who have already bought tickets between Luton and Istanbul have been contacted by customer services and offered a full refund, says easyJet.
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Re: Easyjet axe Luton-Istanbul route

It is true, we spoke to the airline staff last week when we used this route and they confirmed that from March 31st 2014 the route would no longer be operating, shame really as it was a great route to the Midlands in the winter!

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Re: Easyjet axe Luton-Istanbul route

It is a shame that another flight option cancelled. Perhaps a different airline will provide something from Luton or Stanstead as an alternative.
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Re: Easyjet axe Luton-Istanbul route

Pegasus are already the biggest low cost operator between Stansted and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen and run daily services even throughout the winter.
For those wanting to use Luton, Atlasjet have already announced they are starting a Luton to Istanbul route in the Spring but going into Ataturk instead of SAW which is believed to have been another reason for Easyjet pulling the plug on their service.
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Re: Easyjet axe Luton-Istanbul route

That's a pity as we came out with Easyjet to Istanbul and then Pegasus to Dalaman. Going back on both legs with Pegasus in February.

Was thinking of using this route more often as Luton is better than Stansted or Gatwick for us in the future, Find it strange they are cancelling this route as there were only a handful of spare seats on our flight out.
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