Turkish Airlines relaunches its Leipzig/Halle – Istanbul service

Turkish Airlines is offering scheduled flights between Leipzig/Halle Airport and Istanbul from 15 July onwards – linking the Central German area with the Bosporus once again.


Passengers from Central Germany can fly to the international hub in Istanbul every
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Thanks to coordinated flight schedules, it is then easy for them to reach destinations in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, for example, via Istanbul Airport, which was newly opened in 2018.

The flights to Istanbul take off at 11:20 a.m. and arrive at 3:20 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Turkish Airlines aircraft depart from Leipzig/Halle at 6:05 p.m. and are scheduled to arrive in Istanbul at 10:05 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays. For more information and bookings go to: https://www.turkishairlines.com/de-de/

Turkish Airlines has been connecting Leipzig/Halle Airport with its hub in Istanbul since May 2012. Owing to the pandemic, the last regular scheduled Turkish Airlines flight landed at Leipzig/Halle on 20 March 2020.

Test facilities at the airports

Passengers are able to have themselves tested by private providers at Covid-19 test centres at Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports, but have to pay for this service. You can arrange appointments for antigen rapid and PCR tests directly with the providers online.

More information is available at: www.mdf-ag.com/reisehinweise/

Information for passengers

In order to be able to start their flight in as relaxed a manner as possible, passengers should arrive at the airport at least 2.5 hours before departure and use the online check-in facilities. The pandemic makes additional formalities at check-in necessary, so passengers should plan for longer waiting times than normal.
No more than one item of hand luggage is allowed on board.

Returning to Germany

All those returning to Germany from abroad have had to submit to a test since 30 March 2021. All persons wishing to enter Germany by plane must present a negative Covid-19 test to their airline before departure. They are not allowed to travel without the negative test result. Passengers are therefore requested to obtain information directly from their airline or their tour operator about how the Covid-19 tests, which are essential, are conducted before their return flight.

Low-cost parking right next to the airports
Passengers can park their car at prices starting from EUR 15 per week at the Central German airports. This is possible at the P4 car park at Leipzig/Halle Airport or the P4A car park at Dresden Airport if you use the online booking service. You can find more information at: www.mdf-ag.com

Press Release

Media contact:

Uwe Schuhart
Director Media Relations/PR
Press Spokesperson
Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG
Phone: +49 (0) 341 224-1159
Mail: kommunikation@mdf-ag.com