Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Izmir to Istanbul
|February||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 19% drop in price.|
|June||Most popular time to fly with an average 17% increase in price.|
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|$52||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Turkish Airlines, TAROM and Royal Jordanian have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Izmir to Istanbul. Confirm policies on booking site.
Turkey has now lifted most of its COVID-19 travel restrictions, but travelers who are not Turkish residents or nationals may not enter Turkey if arriving from Afghanistan or Bangladesh.
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An average nonstop flight takes 1h 05m, covering a distance of 215 miles.
There are 377 (nonstop) flights between Izmir and Istanbul Ataturk Airport per week, averaging 53 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Pegasus Airlines ($15) and Turkish Airlines ($22), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Pegasus Airlines ($30) and Multiple Airlines ($37).
Turkish Airlines (15 times daily), Royal Jordanian (6 times daily), SAS (5 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
For Izmir to Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Istanbul Ataturk Airport back to Izmir, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Monday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Seats are extremely uncomfortable.."
Pros: "The crew were excellent! Always smiling and attentive. Particularly attentive and compassionate towards older passengers and mom’s with children. Kept the restrooms clean/tidy! They made me feel as if I were in 1st class!! Thank you Crew members! You made a difficult journey for me a pleasure!"
Cons: "The seats!! We’re too squeezed together!! We all found it difficult to breathe, as we felt like “SARDINES” packed neatly in a can!! Which also made it difficult for leg room. I tried to not recline my seat, as I knew how I felt when passenger in front of me reclined his seat. Please, try to give us a little more space !!"
Cons: "Unreasonably late, no explanations, no apologies, 90 minute flight instead of 50 as promised."
Pros: "I like the service and caring help of onboard staff of THY"
Cons: "I don’t like dealing with THY on ground and internet staff. They should be more helpful in all instances"
Pros: "overall, service was great"
Cons: "seats are too narrow"
Pros: "Smooth and easy, pleasant staff and service flight."
Cons: "What a mess!A woman was changing her baby's diaper by the food service area. A group of passagers lyed their babies on the floor to sleep and floor was full of food crumbs. Flight attendant were incapable of keeping passangers undercontrol. Food service was so poor. Going abroad they run out of fish almost after serving 50 passangers and we had no other options but pasta with cheese sauce. Attitude was 'you either eat or don't'. This has happaned twice flying out of US. Flight attendant said 'fish wasn't good anyways and food is much better on return flights'. On my return flight they once again run out the dinner with meat and I was served this time eggplant with rice. They served all the passangers but five row back from the exit doors and few row below from the restrooms received service 30-40min later. Others has already ate and their trays were taken away. By the time they served us my food was cold. Two scoup of rice on the plate was raw and the bread was stale. When I told the flight attendant she said 'she will let her supervisor know' but no body came to talk to me nor offered anything else to eat. Altough I have seen one passenger who got upset been served rice with eggplant received a service later with chicken which wasn't in the menu. Another passanger received two menus at once. Flight attandants are incompetant"
Pros: "Service was professional and they did their job well"
Pros: "I liked everthing , and anything."
Cons: "LAX to IST. too many Arabs and pucking Muslims, Please teach them how to behave, bustards, Otherwise I love to guys and girls, Numero uno airline forever, minus hard core Muslims, we do not need them on the board."
Cons: "On this trip with Turkish Airlines, I had bought two tickets but my girlfriend had to change her plans and was unable to fly with me. I thought that was fine and I would be able to sit next to the empty seat. But as soon as we boarded they moved a person into that empty seat which i had paid for. It was very disappointing because I have always liked Turkish in the past."
Pros: "food was very good for such a short flight!!!"
Pros: "I liked food and service"
Cons: "the boarding delayed and that is why we missed our connection. at firs they didn't even gave us tickets to the next flight, but to another one at midnight! we had to explain that because is was not our fault we want to reach berlin as fast as possible, and we believe we deserve compensation. we got no compensation and we have missed our plans for the firs night at our vacation."
Pros: "Everything else was good Crew was nice and helpful."
Cons: "A crew member at check in gave me stupid trouble about my computer being inside my carry on. That never happened to me before and it was really awful. No other airlines cares how I store my computer during the flight. He required it being outside the carry on, and I still don't understand why. After a while his colleague let me go with no problem. The seating at the seat had some built in ventilation system or something that took space from space for feet and that was uncomfortable especially in the long flight. That machine could be placed way better. For example on the bottom of the seat 28."
Pros: "Everything was amazing. The crew was great! The customer service was even better!"
Cons: "I was tired and fell asleep instead of watching more movies :)"
Pros: "The food and the condition of the plane were outstanding. The people and the service were the best."
Cons: "No orderly boarding process."
Pros: "Food Quality"
Cons: "Horrible service...serving foods then waiting literally 2 hours to pick up trays.. Flight delayed, no info given to passengers."
Pros: "Great movie selection. Some of the staff ( only some ) are really nice."
Cons: "Turkish airlines must have tried hard to squeeze in a few extra seats. Legroom used to be little but manageable. Now it is just painful. Also the food or service is not what it used to be."
Pros: "Excellent service at the food"
Cons: "They didn't serve or sell any alcohol on this flight :("
Pros: "Flight attendants, smooth process in and out, easy flight"
Cons: "Food and drink choices are terrible"
Pros: "Good flight schedule and the price was reasonable. Checking in process went smoothly. The socks, slippers, etc were a nice touch and useful for the rest of the trip."
Cons: "Not enough leg room, seat did not recline enough to sleep. Attendants are pleasant and helpful, but not much common sense; in helping the passenger on opposite side of aisle, 3 separate times startled by attendant's butt pushing my face."
Pros: "Flight attendants so helpful, warm, and welcoming. Food surprisingly good. Toys for the kids, bassinet - everything so much better than expected. Would DEFINITELY recommend."
Pros: "The journey was very smooth and I did enjoy the ride."
Cons: "I like everything about the ride. Boarding, food etc. But I wish the stay at the airport could be shorter before my second leg- that is to Nigeria. Having come from Houston and arrived on Sunday, I had to wait for about 18 hours to board the next flight. I did not get a hotel and was not told about it. However, much later when I appeared at the information desk after another passenger had spoken to me, I was referred to a stand which offered me a ticket for a meal that night. Please see what you can do about the waiting time. Thanks again for the lovely ride to Istanbul."
Pros: "Adjustable headrest, choice of foods, inclusion of a phone charger"
Cons: "Not even enough space for me to enjoy the food. I literally couldn't reach the food on my tray table because my arms were too long and the food was too close, and to get it I had to disturb my neighbors."
Pros: "The flight was comfortable"
Cons: "Food is not well done at all and the srvice is unacceptable"
Pros: "Everything good"
Pros: "The food was perfect!"
Cons: "Neither of my flights had working TV screens on my seat."
Cons: "F u forget or lost something in the plane just forget about it the crew gonna stole it,, they usually have a bad organization in the baggage claim so the probability to get ur stuff less than 50% Istanbul airport was terrible most of the employees don't speak English also u need at least 1 hrs in the line just for inquiries in the Turkish information office I don't recommend it at all"
Cons: "worst service ever on arrival at Istanbul airport. we were lead through stairways from flight rather than terminal. It was same with departing for Mumbai. we carried our handbags and left to go through stairways. I won't recommend anyone for this flight."
Pros: "The crew was very helpful with me as I come in a wheelchair."
Cons: "The quantity of few was too small. I would like more food"
Pros: "Flight attentance was very kind and helpful. Service was good. Flight entertainment had many movies. Food was above average for airplane food. It was a good flight overall."
Cons: "Food used to be better when they first started flights from LAX."
Pros: "Served us a meal and snack, which is much appreciated. Both were quite good for airplane food. Smooth flight. Excellent entertainment. There were actually QUALITY movies to watch, which made the time go by fast."
Cons: "It seemed difficult to get the attention of a stewardess for another drink. I guess I could have hit the button calling for someone, but I always feel like too much of a diva by doing that."
Pros: "The food was the best airline food I've had!"
Pros: "I like the on-board service. The staff was professional and the flight was a pleasant on"
Cons: "Children crying when I was trying to sleep."
Cons: "One of my seat belts was clearly VERY old. Perhaps the oldest I have ever used. All those around me seemed similarly warn. It told me that not only the plane was old but they are neglecting any kind of refurbishments to the cabin. No entertainment at all. Even their newer planes do not have USB power or wifi."
Pros: "Amazing everything! No complaints."
Cons: "That I haven't flied Turkish airline before but now I know!"
Cons: "They did spell my name wrong and get checked up on the LAX airport then seat wasn't comfortable no room for foot food was bad seat was bad customer service is the worst you can ever deal with . flight attendant don't speak English have a bad attitude they get zero customer service skills I will never use this airlines again or even travel to Turkey"
Pros: "Lots of cabin staff and they are pleasant. New plane with very good entertainment system and choices. Good food."
Cons: "Very full flight and an armrest hog sitting next to me. Not the airline's fault but that detracted from comfort and ability to sleep."
Pros: "great experience! I will highly recommend Turkish Airlines! Loved the slippers! Great food!"
Pros: "Nice crew, good food"
Cons: "Old seat broken table for eating !!!! Flight announcements very loud during night"
Cons: "RUDE AND UNCOOPERATIVE STAFF!!! Had the worst flight of my life, and I travel at least twice a year, but have never had such bad an experience! Terrible planes, physically filthy seats, disgusting food. Your staff forgets to serve everyone the same same exact thing. They're rude and totally not willing to help, limited leg space. IT WAS A NIGHTMARE flying Turkish! Worst airlines on the planet!!!"
Pros: "On time. Got to my destination as required. Not Are Lingus but pleasant experience."
Pros: "They were able to serve a quick meal with beverage in a short time"
Pros: "I enjoyed the service"
Cons: "Nothing, I enjoyed it all"
Pros: "One female airline attendant had the best smelling perfume on. I had to ask her what it was to purchase it for my girlfriend."
Cons: "The entertainment system headphone connections was broken"
Pros: "I found the crew to be exceptionally nice and the food better than expected. I loved the little bags of goodies tooth brush, paste and slippers. Very first class for coach!"
Cons: "Sometime from check in to my arrival in New Delhi I had 2 items stolen from my bags. It could have happened anywhere after check in but it is very upsetting."
Pros: "fabulous in-flight entertainment system. best UI/UX and movie selection I have seen in a while. Thanks!"
Cons: "I did not need to check any bags and had already checked-in online, but was forced to wait in line instead of being able to print my ticket from an automated kiosk. Seriously? It's almost 2016. The lines also moved ridiculously slowly, and to add to my consternation, the "online check in" line was serviced by far fewer desks than the normal check-in line. Shouldn't there be an incentive for checking in online? This experience was STUPID AND FRUSTRATING."
Cons: "Not charging for a small bottle of water would be nice."
Pros: "Service, food and entertainment."
Cons: "Comfort. Flight was cramped."
Pros: "Crew was good, cheap price"
Cons: "Rough landing, and very poor luggage service upon arrival"
Pros: "The price was good"
Cons: "A lot of confusion at the airport when we wanted to check our bags. I felt they could have directed traffic (the people trying to check in) better."
Pros: "Customer service is awful I will never fly Pegasus again"
Cons: "Check IN desk, unprofessional and rude employees. Felt discriminated. Never again will travel with this company."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats. No free WATER! Weight limit is ridiculous for a international flight. I will never travel with Pegasus again! I will try my best to spread the word on this airline."
Pros: "The price. It was cheap this time around."
Cons: "The staff isn't exactly friendly and the food is horrible. Do not buy food on the plane. Bottled and canned items are ok to buy, do not trust the rest."
Pros: "Always on time"
Pros: "Easy check-in with great allowances for hand baggage and checked baggage."
Cons: "Flight was delayed slightly but probably not the fault of the airline."
Cons: "On my flight, passengers were rude to the extent that a fist fight broke out and cursing amongst everyone occurred."
Pros: "The flight was ok"
Cons: "My husband and son both ordered a wheel chair because I have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia and when I arrived in turkey they said there was no order for one. I walked through the airport at a snails PA e and since I arrived I have been very sick."
Cons: "One hour flight from Dalaman to Istambul. that leaves with two and a half hours of delay. We arrived late to Istanbul. We ate dinner after hours and tired of Pegasus waiting. Without any explanation from anyone in the company. Never again will I fly with Pegasus."
Cons: "Never in time and the POS machine on board never works with debit cards or cards without PIN code .... it didn’t work with more than half of the passengers on board!!! Oh they also charged me 47 euros for just 4 kgs of extra weight!!! Unacceptable !"
Cons: "We flew with A320 Neo next gen Plane but no adjustment for seats!!!! Horrible joke..no info system as well, c'mon it's 2018 and you ordered your plane with no upgrades at all for cost saving???"
Pros: "Unfortunately, it's impossible to find a single positive thing to mention. I'd gladly pay more and not fly with them"
Cons: "I took 4 flights with this airline. Each was at least an hour late in take offs and landings. Very unfriendly staff whether at the check-in or flight attendants. Incredibly uncomfortable seats (compared with same level seats with other airlines). They reminded me with outdoor vegetable and fruit markets where farmers and gypsies yell to sell their products; they charge for everything, offering nothing on a 4 hrs flight, not even water. Not sure if it is a language barrier, but they are very rude and impolite in English. I really wish there was a single good thing to say. Even the pilots are the worst i've seen. Very rough landing every single time"
Pros: "The fares are cheap and they charge for luggage. Check-in was smooth, boarding was as well, and the crew was smiling just a bit. But then that's the Turkish attitude I have noticed all these years. Not bad over all. My luggage made it all the way to my destination with no problems, even though there was a connection flight."
Cons: "The seats did not recline which makes it a little difficult to relax if the flight is longer than two hours. No entertainment and no food served (not even water) unless you pre-order or purchase it in flight."
Pros: "From clealininess of the planes to the professional and sincere approach of the cabin crew, Pegasus is by far the best budget airline I have ever flown in the world. Their in flight menu prices are much affordable compared to most European airports (water is cheaper on the flight, compared to Berlin airport for example) For these prices, and this quality, they are uncompeted. I really hope they can maintain these cheap prices all the time."
Pros: "good crew."
Cons: "very not comfortable chairs"
Pros: "You get what you pay for, nothing more and nothing less."
Cons: "Almost on every other airline you can check using the self-check-in computers at the airport; on Pegasus you can't, which caused unnecessary queues at the check-in desks (both there and back)."
Pros: "Crew was nice Price was good Food was good but expensive"
Cons: "Beverage was not there not even soft drink or water Boarding was not okay it took us 10 minuets standing in airplane shuttle to Big long lan to reach boarding desk Expensive food to buy"
Cons: "Checkin takes à long time"
Pros: "I'm actually surprised about the flight. The pilot was good and I think he was a pro. For a budget airline, Pegasus was good."
Cons: "We had only problems with the delayed luggages. The boarding was not on time but I don't think it's a big deal because we arrived almost as scheduled. No entertainment at all and comfort was not a priority but it's okay since it's a budget airline after all. But it would be better if they consider comfort of flyers even if it is a budget flight because flying is a serious thing and can cuase a lot of anxieties to begin with."
Cons: "We were delayed 7 hours without any explanation or compensation or apology."
Cons: "my flight from Rome to Istanbul delayed 1 hour so i missed my second flight to Athens and they asked me to stay at the airport till the next day waiting for free seat :( but i refused and i fighting with them .. then they found a free seat in the next flight"
Pros: "Crew was very nice. Seats were comfortable."
Cons: "Plane was HOT. It must have been 24 degrees or more the entire flight. I turned the fan on full but it was useless. I was hot uncomfortable and sweaty the entire time I was on the plane. Made what would otherwise have been a short and enjoyable flight extremely unpleasant."
Pros: "Way and take two taxi Please write in the mail In big laters the terminal"
Pros: "Reasonable drink choices"
Cons: "Where is ayran?!"
Cons: "The boarding staff not helpful at all for bags and for the seats. The crew was very bad talking she was very bad. The meals were not as expected.. Very poor trip. It is different at all of the going trip!"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Bad customer support, unwillingness to correct an error in the first name appearing on one of the tickets. This forced us to cancel all 5 tickets and purchase tickets for a different airline at 4 times the cost."
Pros: "I couldn't register in advance my second suitcase as their online system was not working. 10kg became 110.-CHF. All infos are in Turkish, it should be easier to change language from the main page. Water on board 2 and Coffee 3 euros. At the end, the price ended as expensive as a direct flight and good service from any airline."
Pros: "They canceled the flight 1 earlier than its time, and refused to refund. Instead asked the passengers to come tomorrow next time. What about the connections? All lost, or canceled other flights."
Pros: "I never made this trip due to Pegasus delays - see above"
Pros: "nice flight"
Cons: "Everything other than the price. Old plane, supremely uncomfortable. Delayed for an hour."
Pros: "Although the previous flight was late, the boarding has waited for us to come."
Cons: "The staff's English was not understandable at all even for a native speaker."
Cons: "It took me two hours in line just to print my boarding pass even though I checked in online. Many of us thought we would miss the flight. Terrible customer service. I'm never flying with them again"
Cons: "The flight got delayed. One of my loggage didnt got to bucharest only at the evening of my second day."
Cons: "There was no entertainment and no food"
Cons: "Delay. No apologies not even one."
Pros: "The crew from the Paris to Istanbul flight rushed us to the Beirut flight so that we made it on time."
Cons: "All food is for purchase. No in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "The flight was canceled only after checking in and going through immigration. I am stuck in limbo due to visa expired and can not go back into Dubai. Had to remain inside departure terminal by gate for 18 hours. Ended up rebooking flight with another airline and delaying my arrival into Turkey by two days."
Pros: "I was lucky enough to have the seat next to me free, so I was comfortable during the flight itself"
Cons: "The ground service was really bad and even insulting. I was a little overweight and the girl at the counter was very rude, and eventually made me through away snacks I was keeping for the flight. Also, the weight limit is ridiculous if you're travelling for more than a weekend (I went on a 3 weeks trip with camping). On the flight itself there's nothing provided, even when I asked for water they charged me for it (no option for just a glass of water)."
Cons: "Pegasus airline did not inform us any delay until we asked. They should make delay information to passengers. Other one is when taxi aircraft to runway, make some strange noise come from celing. Alike cable is rubbing something. Crew should report to mechanic."
Cons: "I was unable to take the flight due to the coup. But everytime I call it can never speak to a real person and the one time I did they said they would get back to me and it's been over a week. What can I do to get a reimbursement???"
Cons: "Air traffic control delays at Istanbal SAW on departure was about 40 mins. Airline blamed it on ATC rather than themselves but weatehr was good, no obvious reason for delays except heavy traffic which surely must occur every day. Airlines should build ATC delays into schedule. Sabiha Gokcen airport shops are masively overpriced which means I will avoid transiting through there."
Cons: "Terrible boarding procedure at Basel. Had to stand in line for about 30 mins waiting to board."
Pros: "Delay for almost 1 hour.."
Cons: "Flight was delayed over an hour sitting on plane. Flight attendants were rude."
Pros: "After my entire nightmare the flight attendant gave me a free coffee."
Cons: "I came four hours before my flight, about 4 a.m.. two and a half was spent sending me back and forth because they couldn't agree on what was an appropriate price to charge me for extra baggage. The girl at the baggage counter called Pegasus and they told her the amount. When I got back to the baggage counter, the man there started checking my bags then the supervisor started yelling at me and him, because of a "miscommunication" between the other girl and Pegasus. I heard the other girl explain, and it was no communication. The supervisor as she called herself was extremely rude and short tempered with EVERYONE. Plus, they wanted to charge me 215 dollars for one extra bag. Really? I finally took a few things out and got away with under 90 dollars from the 20 dollars they were going to charge me before. I would have been happy to book with another airline that would have easily come under that price, and I barely got to my gate on time. I booked with Turkish air prior and it was 200 dollars round trip and I was very happy. My bags and food were free. When I got to Turkey to change flights, we had to get off the plane we were on and get on another, and my flight was over two hours delayed. We had to stay at the gate, and so I couldn't buy food at the airport. I would have gotten to Frankfurt at two so the small breakfast I had would have been ok, and now I had to buy food on the plane because I had planned also to meet a friend for dinner outside of Frankfurt before another flight (actually the entire reason I was flying with Pegasus in the first place) and now I wouldn't make it. Can you imagine spending all that money plus a hotel and the entire reason you went is just gone and you have to deal with all of this? So I go to buy food on the plane and I'm told my credit card doesn't work. The funny thing is, previously I checked my bags with the same credit card, and afterwards I rented a car and hotel with the same card. I knew my credit card worked. I made her try it again and nothing. So I just had to live on the small amount of yogurt I had had that morning. There was no apologies or anything for everything we went through except when my credit card wouldn't work the flight attendant gave me some coffee for free. I'm not a complainer and actually travel quite a bit (I've been traveling for 3.5 months straight all over europe and the middle east). This has been the only negative experience I've had. I truly believe that Pegasus does not care about keeping customers. I really feel like I've been treated like dirt, and that I was tricked into booking with them. I've always booked with Kayak and will continue to, but I would reconsider working with Pegasus if I were you. The other discounters like Ryanair are just fine. But this experience made me extremely angry and I will never book with Pegasus again."
Airlines flying from Izmir to Istanbul have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Izmir to Istanbul
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