"BY PLANE" Turkey Transportation Tip by maykal
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BY PLANE: 2001... I flew British Airways direct from London to Istanbul, which was the cheapest deal for the length of time I wanted to stay (£200 I think). There are, of course, hundreds of charter flights from the UK and the rest of Europe to Istanbul and coastal airports...but these come with time restrictions of a fortnight usually. From Trabzon, you can fly to Tbilisi on a rather tired plane in the Georgian Airlines ageing fleet. It cost me only $89 one way, and this included a tourist visa for Georgia which would otherwise have cost $60, so this is a very good deal, as long as you don't mind not having a seat which is attached to the floor of the plane!
2005 and later...I generally fly Turkish Airlines by choice, which now connects more countries than any other airline, mainly with Istanbul. Within Turkey, Turkish Airlines or its sister company Anadolujet serve most airports in the country, and independent airlines like Borajet, Pegasus and Atlasjet offer similar routes...the competition makes flying a reasonable option, especially if you are heading to the east or south of the country and don't fancy an interminably long bus ride.
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