According to a statement from İSG, Turkey’s second largest airport, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, has expanded its global network with its new line based in Kuala Lumpur.

In this context, Malaysia-based airline Batik Air Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur-Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) flights started yesterday, operating four times a week using Airbus A330 aircraft, becoming the first long-haul flight recorded at Sabiha Gökçen Airport.

The Batik Air aircraft arriving from Malaysia was welcomed with a traditional water decoration ceremony and passengers received flowers and Turkish delicacies at the terminal.

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Flight between Istanbul and Kuala Lumpur

The longest-range flight route at Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, connecting Kuala Lumpur, the capital of culture and finance, and Istanbul, with its deep-rooted history, architecture and cultural wealth, with a direct flight of 10 hours and 50 minutes, offers comfort and affordable pricing options for business and leisure travel. We will introduce.

Passengers coming to Istanbul from Kuala Lumpur, one of the fastest growing cities in Southeast Asia, can explore not only Istanbul but also Turkey’s uniquely beautiful places such as Izmir, Antalya, Muğla, Cappadocia and Mardin, which are known for their beauty Tourism opportunities and history.

With this new route, passengers can also connect to Europe via Sabiha Gökçen and reach Southeast Asia, East Asia and Australia more easily, quickly and at affordable prices by landing in Kuala Lumpur.

Passengers departing from Istanbul can easily and more conveniently take a direct flight to Malaysia, where different ethnicities, languages ​​and religions live, and from there to other popular destinations such as Jakarta, Bali, Singapore, Bangkok, Phuket, Tokyo, Seoul, etc. Perth . will be able to go.


Outbound and return travel days and times

The flight departs Kuala Lumpur every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4:50 p.m. and arrives in Istanbul at 10:45 p.m. local time. On Sundays, the plane takes off at 8 p.m. and lands in the city at 1:55 a.m.

The return flight from Sabiha Gökçen Airport departs every Monday at 05:00 and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 20:50. The aircraft departs at 12.05pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 3.55pm.


Sabiha Gökçen Airport is among the top 10 in Europe

According to the 2023 traffic report by the European Airports Council International (ACI Europe), Sabiha Gökçen Airport was among the ten busiest airports in Europe. Last year the airport also broke the all-time passenger record.

Sabiha Gökçen Airport exceeded the 2019 level, where it reached a historic peak in its performance by handling 37.1 million passengers in 2023.

The airport, which is expected to double its capacity with the recently opened second runway, currently connects 163 destinations in 54 countries.

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