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Touring and Automobile Club
The easiest way to describe this organisation is one man's vision for a smaller
version of The National Trust in Turkey. Responsible for the restoration of some of
the most beautiful Ottoman mansions in Turkey,
some of which are now charming hotels and apartments.
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Pegasus Airlines is a low-cost operation that has the approach of a good scheduled
airline. No charge for allocating specific seats or for a generous baggage allowance.
They fly the usual 737s, but with leather seats. They are the second largest airline in Turkey, carried over 4,000,000 passengers in 2007 and are growing rapidly.
Flies to Istanbul from many European cities flypgs
Tim and Bonnie Stevens flew London Stansted/Istanbul/Kayseri through the new Istanbul airport which is modern, small and efficient and a better bet than the much larger Ataturk Airport. The only downside is that it is on the Asian side: an hour by taxi at 35 Lira (£15). A shuttle bus service is also available. Note that, depending upon the time of day, Istanbul's traffic can be as bad as anywhere and involve much longer journey times.
Turkish National Tourist Office (UK) Telephone 020 7939 7778