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Germanwings to extend flight destinations to Istanbul

Twice-weekly connection to the cultural metropolis

Starting from today, Istanbul is to become a Germanwings destination, from Düsseldorf. The German airline will soon be offering its passengers two connections a week to this teeming city on the Bosphorus. It will thus be broadening its flight network from the largest airport in North Rhine-Westphalia even further.

A Germanwings flight is to take off every Tuesday at 10:35 from Düsseldorf and land at Istanbul Airport (Sabiha Gökçen) at 14:50 local time. On Saturdays, a Germanwings plane will leave the North Rhine-Westphalia regional capital at 06:05 and land at 10:20 local time in Istanbul.

In Istanbul, the Orient meets the Occident. The eventful past of the city, which was first known as Byzantium and then as Constantinople, has given rise to an impressive cultural heritage. Innumerable mosques, museums and palaces, combined with the colourful pace of life on the shores of the Bosphorus, give Istanbul its own unique flair. From the Topkapi Palace, which affords views over the entire cultural wealth of the city, visitors can admire the Golden Horn of the Bosphorus, a bay seven kilometres long. Among the attractions in the northern part of Istanbul is the Misir Çarsisi, an Oriental spice bazaar.

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