A NEW airline is set to launch flights from a Scottish airport for the first time this summer.

Pegasus Airlines will operate flights between Scotland and Türkiye from June 27, flying on Thursdays and Sundays as part of a year-round service.

The service will connect Edinburgh to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen for the first time with airport bosses welcoming the move.

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Chief commercial officer at the airport Kate Sherry said: “We’re really excited to welcome Pegasus to Edinburgh this summer and see another new airline spread its wings in Scotland.

“Passengers are always looking for choice and by offering another connection to Istanbul, one of the most fascinating cities in the world, we are making their travel as easy and as smooth as possible.

“We look forward to seeing Pegasus at Edinburgh and will work closely with our new partners to make the route a success.”

Onur Dedeköylü, Pegasus Airlines’ chief commercial officer, added: “We are delighted to be launching new regular scheduled flights connecting Istanbul and Edinburgh as the summer season starts.

“Pegasus Airlines is proud to connect such vibrant and popular destinations, offering a unique experience to all who fly with us.”