Major Edinburgh airline increases flights to summer destination as demand surges

A major airline has upped its number of flights from Edinburgh to a popular Turkish city just in time for summer.

As the holiday season approaches, Edinburgh Airport is preparing for one of the busiest periods in recent years with a higher demand leading to many airlines increasing services to and from the capital.

Turkish Airlines is set to follow suit as the airport announced it is increasing its service to the Turkish capital of Istanbul to ten flights a week, providing holidaymakers more chance to explore the historic city.

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Alerting travellers to the news on Facebook, they posted: "Even more flights to Turkey! Turkish Airlines is upping its EDI - Istanbul service to ten flights a week, providing more chance to visit this fascinating city and even better onward connectivity."

According to the airline, Edinburgh to Istanbul is one of their most preferred routes with fares starting from £279.

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Turkish Airlines is not the only airline taking advantage of a surge in demand from Edinburgh holidaymakers. Last week we reported how budget airline Pegasus announced its first ever service from the capital to Istanbul.

Pegasus Airlines will operate services from June 27, flying twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays. The service will run all year round, connecting Edinburgh to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) for the first time.

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