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A Turkish Airline to Offer Cheap Flights to Israel

Pegasus Airlines has announced that they will be offering cheap flights from Tel Aviv to Istanbul, despite the tensions between the two countries and the decrease in the number of people travelling from Israel to Turkey.  The flights will be offered for $69.99 one way, which includes all fees and taxes.  The tickets are already on sale and the flights will start on June 18, running six days per week.  Those who wish to will be able to purchase tickets for travel beyond Istanbul.

Turkish Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ozgur Ozaslan, stated last month that he hope Israeli tourists would return to Turkey.  However, it is a wait-and-see situation when it comes to the discount flights and whether they will be enough to lure Israeli travellers back to Turkey.  raid on a Turkish Gaza-bound maritime flotilla in May 2010 and the resulting driving out of the Israeli ambassador, Turkey still tried to attract Israeli tourists earlier this year at the International Mediterranean Tourism Market in Tel Aviv.

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