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Cheap Flights to Istanbul with Jazeera Airways

Istanbul is quite simply one of the world’s great cities, unique in the sense that it is shared by two continents. Best of all, it is a year-round destination. Its charm lies in the old quarter, with its cobbled streets, quaint old wooden houses and charming domes and minarets. The blue waters of the Sea of Marmara in the south are soothing to the eye. To the north, across the Golden Horn are the bright lights of Beyoğlu – Istanbul’s centre of entertainment and nightlife. This is an ancient city with a history dating back from the Greeks to the Ottoman Turks.

You can visit in spring and early autumn to enjoy sunny days and discover this amazing city on foot. Or go in summer can be hot but a good time to enjoy the sea breeze from the Bosphorus. December through to mid-March brings cold winds from the Black Sea but sunny spells will come as a surprise.

Jazeera now has two routes into Istanbul:

• Flights directly into Istanbul airport will continue to run seven times a week direct from Kuwait, which will take you into the European side of the city.
• There will be three additional flights a week into Sabiha Gokcen, the Asian side of Istanbul, from Kuwait.

Please note that the new Istanbul Airport will be opening on April 6th. All inbound and outbound flights to Istanbul will move from Ataturk Airport to Istanbul Airport on this date.

Fly with Jazeera to Istanbul. Check out our low-cost fares online: Or call Jazeera Airways on +965 22282040.. Email:

Welcome aboard Jazeera to Istanbul

Tourist Attractions
Dining Out
Getting Around

Archaeology Museum
The museum is one of Istanbul’s much-treasured attractions. Here you can follow the history of the city exhibit, wonder at the carvings portraying Alexander the Great in battle or look in awe at the superb collection of Ottoman-era tiles.

Blue Mosque
Get your camera out… this is every tourist’s wish, resplendent with its domes and half-domes, held together by six magnificent minarets. The artistic interior glows with blue Iznik tiles from where the mosque gets its name.

Hagia Sophia
Built over a 1000 years before the Blue Mosque, this is by far one of the most prestigious religious buildings in the world. Popularly known as the Aya Sofya (Church of the Holy Wisdom) this giant domed basilica was the frontrunner for several Ottoman-era mosques. Gleaming with gold mosaics, this building takes Byzantine architecture to a completely new level.

Topkapi Palace
This was the court of the Ottoman empire between the 15th and 19th centuries and the topic of several colourful stories.A visit to this unique place with its luxurious pavilion and sprawling harem will give you a hint of their fascinating past.

The Bosphorus Cruise
The best way to unwind after a hectic day of city sightseeing and shopping is to take a boat trip on the Bosphorous. See the best of both worlds from the deck of your boat, the shoreline of Europe on the left and Asia on the right. Gaze in awe as the boat glides underneath the massive spans of two intercontinental suspension bridges. End your trip with a delightful fish lunch at Anadolu Kavağı, a rustic fishing village.

Essential Facts:

Visa Requirements

Visa are not required for some nationalities; most other nationalities can obtain a 90-day visa electronically at The full list of countries is listed there.

Your passport must have at least six months' validity remaining, or you may not be admitted into Turkey. See the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( for the latest information

Other Facilities

Istanbul offers a variety of international standard apartments, hotels, and moderate hotels for budget travellers. Your best bet is Sultanahmet, the main centre of the old city on the European side. Here you can choose from quality reasonably priced hotels with views of the Marmara Sea and the Blue Mosque. Most hostel-type accommodation popular with single travellers are located in this district.

Wish to know about phones? Istanbul is the only city in Turkey which has more than one telephone code: 212 for European side, 216 for Asian side and Princes’ Islands. Prepaid SIM cards can be bought (for around 30 Turkish Lira at one of the service [provider kiosks.

Wifi internet access has increased a lot in recent years. Most hostels and hotels of the Sultanahmet area have free wi-fi Internet access in their lobby and rooms. Alternatively, most internet cafes have high speed ADSL connections, and they are very inexpensive compared to other European countries.

Turkey doesn't have mutual health-care arrangements with other countries, so having travel insurance is highly advisable. For minor problems feel free to ask a chemist/pharmacy for advice. Many pharmacists speak English and will prescribe treatment on the spot.