Star Alliance flagship carrier Lufthansa is currently selling cheap flights from various Italian cities to the brand new Istanbul airport. Even
We were able to find cheap Lufthansa flights from the following 5 cities:
From Italy, you would fly to Frankfurt and then continue to Istanbul. All flights are operated on short-haul planes that don’t offer any in-flight entertainment, so especially for the 3-hour flight between Frankfurt and Istanbul
If you’re flying from Florence, your flight to Frankfurt will be operated by Lufthansa’s partner airline Air Dolomiti.
Search & Book
It is unclear until when this deal will be valid. Your stay in Istanbul has to be at least 3 days long (or include a Saturday or Sunday), and not exceed 12 months. Luggage is not included. If you wish to bring a 23 kg suitcase on your trip, Lufthansa will charge you €25 per trip, so €50 for the entire roundtrip.
You can use Google Flights to search for available dates, and then book on Skyscanner. If you wish to travel with luggage, we recommend booking directly on lufthansa.com. To help you with the search for available dates, we’ve put together an availability calendar for trip lengths of 4-6 days:
All tickets are issued in booking class K. Here you can see how many miles you’d get for most frequent flyer programs (based on a Venice-Istanbul roundtrip):
- 900 on ANA Mileage Club
- 750 on United MileagePlus
- 500 on SAS EuroBonus
- 500 on Miles & More
Information & Tips for Istanbul
Istanbul is the largest city, economical and cultural capital of modern day Turkey. While political power resides in Ankara, Istanbul is famous for its long and moved history. Formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, it has been one of the most important cities of European and Oriental politics for over 2.000 years. Aside from the fact that it is split between two continents (Asia and Europe), poeple associate Istanbul with its modern day lifestyle and cultural variety. Its most famous sights are the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.
Best time to visit
The city is blessed with mild winters, with the average temperature hitting a bottom 8 degrees in December and January. This alternates with very hot summers. Since it is located at the conflux of the Black Sea and Aegean Sea, humidity tends to be high all year round. If you dislike hot, humid days, avoid Istanbul during the summer. Otherwise, it is a year round destination.
From the airport(s) to the city
Istanbul Int’l Airport
This brand new airport (opened in 2018) is the main hub for Turkish Airlines. All long haul flights to Istanbul arrive here. It is located on the European side of the city. It is not yet connected to Istanbul’s metro system, so buses are the only option to get to the city center by public transport. There are 18 bus lines operating to different parts of the city, taking 30-90 minutes for 2-4€.
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcan Airport
This airport is home to many LCCs, mainly Pegasus Airlines. It is located on the Asia side of the city. It has no connection to Istanbul’s metro system, too. There are few bus lines operating to the city center, taking around an hour at a cost of 18TL (approx.2,30€).
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