Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul Airport
Etihad Airways, Turkish Airlines and SriLankan Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Abu Dhabi Intl to Istanbul. Confirm policies on booking site.
Etihad Airways does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Abu Dhabi Intl to Istanbul.
The average direct flight takes 4h 40m, covering a distance of 3040 km.
There are 47 (direct) flights between Abu Dhabi and Istanbul Airport per week, averaging 6 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines (AED 507) and Etihad Airways (AED 661), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Qatar Airways (AED 672) and Etihad Airways (AED 690).
Etihad Airways (2 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
For Abu Dhabi to Istanbul Airport, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Istanbul Airport back to Abu Dhabi, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Keeping flights and terminals accurate and on time. Not loosing thousands of dollars of my belongings they lost my luggage"
Pros: "Attentive and friendly crew, leg room"
Cons: "Need to serve better food in economy. There is a little more legroom in economy compared to other airlines, however, the seats are tight. They are not wide enough. Need better movie selection."
Pros: "It was like flying in a Four Seasons but better."
Cons: "Boring movie selections. 80% Marvel films."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable. The entertainment system was wonderful."
Cons: "The crew was disorganized."
Pros: "From new York to Doha flight seats are not that comfortable."
Cons: "I truly enjoy this airline! No complaints"
Cons: "Food was terrible. Except for the dessert which was good."
Pros: "crew was amazing.. seat are comfortable"
Cons: "if the food includes children meal ."
Pros: "Crew was amazing and aircraft was clean and seats comfortable!"
Cons: "I would like to have more air fresheners during the flight as there are some people who eat special food and it smells so bad in aircraft"
Cons: "Good job keep it up"
Cons: "Everything thing is fine"
Pros: "seat was great"
Cons: "flight attendant should be nicer"
Pros: "Delighteful experience"
Cons: "Better guidance at transit stop"
Pros: "Attentive crew. Good selection of meals excellent wines"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly throughout the 7-hour flight."
Pros: "The trip was very comfortable and food suited me"
Pros: "Crew is so helping and attentive , not like american or european carriers . A350 was one of the best planes Inflight dining options in economy was like premium economy Entertainment system was too good"
Pros: "Q-suites and business class flight crew."
Cons: "Everything from check in up to boarding. Ground staff lacked hospitality. Disappointing frequent flyer program."
Pros: "The crew was friendly"
Cons: "Horrible flight experience and old planes without USB plug inn and no seat entertainment"
Cons: "food options exhausted pls tell ground catering to provide more food"
Pros: "Service basically. For such a long haul flight they did everything they could to make it comfortable."
Cons: "They could have checked the bathrooms more often as trash bins were very full."
Pros: "Thank you for a very good flight experience both from Philadelphia to Doha and Doha to Johannesburg."
Cons: "The breakfast options could have been better, but I was fed and happy, and the flight attendant was kind enough to bring me green tea when it wasn’t readily available on the cart."
Pros: "On time Very convenient price compared to other airlines"
Pros: "another whole row to myself which meant i slept for most of the flight. food was ok, not as good as on the first flight."
Cons: "headrest is no rest at all, very uncomfortable as it does not adjust other then up or down."
Pros: "Food was good. Quick response to call"
Cons: "Toilet wasnt clean enough. Not offered water regularly"
Pros: "If you upgrade...it’s pricey but man doesn’t it look nice. Their regular seats are great. Get an emergency seat. Food isn’t kosher and tastes good. Never one complaint with these guys!"
Cons: "If I had to pick one thing...it’s that their free WiFi is only on select planes...not all. Sorry nothing else to dislike."
Pros: "The service was impeccable, flights on time and the transfer easy!"
Pros: "Very Good Company"
Pros: "Confi and relaxed atmosphere"
Pros: "Great selection of movies and tv shows"
Cons: "I had to ask for everything. Crew members kept passing me by for food service and drink service even though I was awake. I had to tap/call them each time they passed by. It turned into a joke among me and the people sitting next to me. Entertainment screen is too dim even on highest brightness setting"
Pros: "I like the staff and the way they treat the passengers and foods too i like , was really good"
Cons: "I didn't like the comfortable part at the plane , it's not that good plane , the spoon ,& knife are not good , the chairs are not comfortable that much as the other planes of Qatar airways,"
Pros: "A shorter flight after long one and a short connection in Doha. Amazing crew, offering lots of help with my baby, again plenty of food, quite tasty, we have been offered seconds and flight wasn't full :) this time in a bassinette row which was a bliss for at least some of the time."
Cons: "The bassinette row seats were quite narrow and less comfortable, again the entertainment options dissapointing."
Cons: "The Qatar stuff at Nairobi airport was very rude when I tried to ask for their help. She was extremely inpatient and showed us angry face. Totally disappointed and not expected from an airline claimed to be one of the best."
Pros: "Timely response on the phone."
Cons: "Timely response on the phone."
Cons: "Norhing really"
Cons: "There was nothing to like. Considering my travel experience with Qatar & middle eastern airlines they've gone worst. The aircrafts need to be upgraded especially on long flights. Food was horrible and so was the entertainment. Would not recommend or fly Qatar again."
Pros: "Business class is top notch in Qatar airways. From the moment you get in the Business Cabin, you start feeling the great service onboard. The crew is great, the seats are very comfortable, and the food is very tasty along with the wine pairing. Overall, the experience was well worth it!"
Cons: "The problem was the boarding in Miami International airport, it was quite disorganized even for business class, but more so for economical class."
Pros: "Food was good."
Cons: "I didn't appreciate the fact that Qatar opened so late at the Abu Dhabi airport, nor did I appreciate that the woman who printed out my boarding pass royally screwed up and printed gate 8 , when in fact it was gate 3. That was total BS. Supposing I missed my flight due to her negligence ??"
Pros: "From start to finish the whole process with Qatar Airways was smooth and excellent."
Pros: "The crew and the airline was a great experience."
Cons: "I wish there was more leg space between the seats."
Pros: "The entertainment was great."
Pros: "Food is palatable. Crew are acommodating"
Cons: "Many of the films have no English subtitle"
Pros: "Almost nothing"
Pros: "Food and drink options. Courteous."
Cons: "Smells from others"
Pros: "Rhank you dear Qatar for excellent customer service"
Cons: "Take off delayed. Plane had air conditioning problems."
Cons: "Seats were bunched up together with cramped up leg room."
Cons: "Very good experience in economy class. Complimentary meal. No hassle with carryon bags. Would definitely fly again."
Pros: "Every thing great thank you"
Pros: "Was the crew amazing"
Pros: "Overall was perfect"
Cons: "All was excellent, seated can be back forward instead sliding and last not least phone charge its a minimum to have"
Pros: "Everything was very good"
Cons: "The tiny space"
Pros: "One member of the crew on business was extremely wonderful. Happy, smiling enjoying her work and very efficient."
Cons: "Movies are old and the same for a long time"
Cons: "The flight info on the screen has to be much better"
Pros: "Flight overbooked, no online check in and your seat is randomly assigned. Flights with crying kids, no ear plugs available."
Pros: "departure on time"
Cons: "Movies' options"
Pros: "The food and the crew are"
Cons: "The toilets in the business needs perfumes and hand creams"
Pros: "The organisation"
Cons: "Very old movies and no alcohol were offered at all !!!"
Cons: "No place to put the luggage allthe passengers put their coats and left no place for the carryon"
Cons: "Very good"
Pros: "An okay flight"
Cons: "Everything But still a cheap short flight"
Pros: "Food on short flight."
Cons: "Can't think of any"
Pros: "I don’t like any thing"
Cons: "The crew was so distributing us with their loud voice. The captain was very bad.. the check in was not good for us..we are a married couple and not sitting beside each other"
Cons: "Airline made no attempt to rectify the situation. 9 hour delay on a 1 hour flight?!!"
Pros: "Very spacious and new aircraft from MEA. What’s more, the captain landed the plane exceptionally smoothly but that’s no surprise from coming from that airline."
Pros: "Rapid transfer from airplane to the airport at arrival"
Cons: "The bread was not fresh and the coffee was cold"
Pros: "Crew very attentive to passenger needs"
Cons: "The chairs in business class are not 180 degree. If they were the flight woukd have been much better."
Pros: "Time and duration of flight"
Cons: "Price of ticket"
Cons: "some flight attendants weren't professional. They argued with each other in front of us"
Pros: "The crew were great"
Cons: "I am a disabled passenger. Lack of care from check in desk. Requested seating not given despite fact was first to check in allocated seating in last row meaning had to walk full length of plane with my crutches when there were seats available closer to the door."
Pros: "Crew was smiling and polite"
Cons: "Entertainment system needs an upgrade and qualityvof food needs improving"
Pros: "Everything. Crew, Cockpit pilots, timing, comfort, food, All."
Cons: "Nothing to report."
Pros: "Food and service"
Cons: "Late on boarding time"
Cons: "Delay in boarding without giving information before"
Cons: "Very unorganized"
Pros: "I made it to my destination and back safely and affordably"
Cons: "Passengers were so raucous...letting their kids run around, scream, throw things...flight attendants did nothing and of course their negligent parents ignored them. As we exited the cabin I was appalled by the amount of trash. Totally gross."
Cons: "Upon arriving to the airport I was informed that they had cancelled the booking for no reason. I had to buy a new ticket at the airport for double the price. Now I am concerned about my credit card information being on such an insecure website."
Pros: "The aircraft was clean and the staff were so nice"
Cons: "Breakfast was not that good,,,"
Cons: "Boarding..no priority for families with small babies"
Pros: "All is good"
Pros: "everything is very good"
Pros: "I like the new plane and its cleanliness, the professional take off and landing, the friendly welcoming and the helpful crew. There was no food due to the short time of the trip, however, a juice box was offered and other on call request were fulfilled."
Cons: "The delay in boarding and departure is not a respectable or a pleasant issue, irrelevant of any cause."
Pros: "New airplane"
Cons: "Food was very bad, crow was not friendly"
Pros: "Seats are bigger than in other airlines"
Cons: "Chkin counter staff members were ok Whereas boarding counter was chaotic when facing a situation and staff members need to learn how to keep politely talking"
Pros: "Every thing was good,"
Cons: "Very nice"
Pros: "Timing, cleanliness, staff"
Cons: "Everything was great"
Pros: "I was surprised on my short hour long flight that they still served a food tray. Sandwiches were OK, also included a pudding cup, a juice box and a water cup, more than expected and pleasantly surprised."
Cons: "Even after online check in I could not enter through security until I checked into the airport counter, streamlining that process would be more appropriate, especially if you arrive at the airport an hour before the counter opens."
Pros: "The flight was very comfortable , taking off and landing were Excellent , didnt feel at all any bumping againt runway"
Cons: "Cant say much that i didnt like it but there was a chewing gum left on the duty free guide book was left there and Passed unnoticed by cleaning staff"
Pros: "It is one hour faster flight then others"
Cons: "No safety instructions displayed Some of the flight attendants where rude Food is not good"
Pros: "Overall easy pleasent flight start from the booking till destination"
Cons: "Crew's behave regarding fasting"
Pros: "Efficient and clean with decent size seats but not to the standards of the MIddle eastern airlines. Good if compared to a intra-europe flight."
Cons: "Seats we’re tight and not what’s expected these days for a night flight over three hours Internationally."
Pros: "I love everything about this airline. I'm a fanboy of Turkish airlines every time. Great in cabin entertainment, great service, always awesome aircrafts."
Cons: "i had asked for an aisle seat and ended up on seat 7C which is the one that is next to the seat where the stewardess sits down. I wouldn't have minded at all but my seat and the one next to it didnt recline anywhere near as much as every other seat in the whole airplane. It was really uncomfortable for me and the person who was seating next to me. Hopefully this will be the last time i get stuck in that kind of seat."
Cons: "Everything was really good"
Cons: "No gate number on boarding pass from instambul to tirana. Very confusing ."
Pros: "Overall enjoyable"
Cons: "It would be nice if they spoke English better"
Pros: "Easy checking reasonable wait."
Cons: "They made me pay $450 to check two of my bags. The bags were delayed by a day and then they stole a $1,000 camera from the delayed bag. I work for a travel agency and we will never fly Turkish Air again."
Pros: "It was a pleasant experience,"
Cons: "the entrainment system did not work"
Pros: "It got me to the next airport alive"
Cons: "There was not much to watch on tv and not enough alcohol"
Cons: "Delay in receiving luggage ,"
Cons: "Most concerning aspect is security. Very unlikely that I will choose Turkish airlines in the future"
Pros: "I did not fly back with Turkish airlines. I decided not to take a chance. Please read comments below."
Pros: "Every thing was excellent"
Pros: "everything was good and don rhith"
Pros: "Everyone seemed pretty happy to be at work that morning."
Pros: "Thank you for managing wheelchair assistance at Istanbul."
Cons: "We had at Boston Checkin gates for a wheelchair for 30 minutes. We gave up and my parents had to walk to the gate."
Cons: "3 hour late"
Cons: "I was assigned a non-existent seat! How could that happen?! I had to sit in a leftover seat after everyone else had claimed theirs."
Cons: "I can't find my baggage.."
Pros: "All very nice"
Cons: "Boarding was unorganized."
Cons: "Tough landing and strange turbulence"
Pros: "Everything was excellent."
Cons: "Security going from venice to Istanbul then israel could have been better"
Cons: "Checked bag got ruined, servie was terrible"
Cons: "Failed to offer me newspaer upon boarding....passed our seat flying with cart full of papers!"
Pros: "Excellent seating space"
Cons: "Thessaloniki airport needs an upgrade badly"
Pros: "Comfort, good quality meal, on time"
Pros: "Loved the seating space"
Cons: "I was traveling with my sister and the lady's who gave us our boarding pass had trouble with our tickets and sat us separate."
Pros: "I did like the workers in the plane because they look competent and committed."
Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "Headphones or headphone plugs do not make good connection. Screen touch is hard to manage."
Pros: "There was a full meal served. Free blockbuster movie."
Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "They keep the cabin too warm."
Cons: "The air bus that we flew on from Rome to Istanbul was not as comfortable as the plane we were on for the leg from Istanbul to Chicago."
Pros: "I liked most of the processes but only boarding process was complicated."
Cons: "My seat space was too small"
Cons: "Terrible experience with Turkish airlines , I had a sick father who use oxygen machine and they make him to miss his plane to New York and make him wait for 6 hours for the next plane with no oxygen tube"
Pros: "flights on time.."
Cons: "Our pre-ordered meals were not served"
Cons: "The fact that they were not helpful to my dad"
Cons: "My seat (8d) would not recline and the hand rest would not go up."
Pros: "The fact that I was not able to fly due to ethiad trying to make extra money was something I will Never forget"
Cons: "No airline has ever treated me this poorly. I hope this never happens ever again to anyone"
Cons: "They upgraded me to business since I am gold member"
Pros: "Everything good"
Cons: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Warm beer"
Pros: "MUTTON WAS EXCELLENT"
Cons: "SAME MOVIES BOTH FLIGHTS"
Cons: "I have checked my baggage allowance for this trip when I first paid and it was 2 checked in bags. However, I had to pay additional 185 Euros for adding my second checked in bag."
Cons: "A bag was lost at Ahmedabad airport."
Cons: "The restrooms were not clean and stinky."
Pros: "Lay flat bed was very nice"
Cons: "There was no organization for boarding!! My chicken was like a piece of tire with no flavor!"
Cons: "Old plane, old movie lineup, tight seating, overcrowded"
Pros: "Seating was comfortable. Plane arrived on schedule."
Pros: "مجال الكراسى"
Cons: "Seat was too tight. No foot rest"
Pros: "staff were great"
Cons: "a little bit of a late departure"
Pros: "All aspects"
Cons: "Everything. They are excrllent."
Cons: "Boarding process"
Cons: "Child screaming for 12 hours straight. No action taken to resolve."
Cons: "No dedicated bus or transport for first or business passengers!"
Cons: "Luggage claim process"
Pros: "Services n hospitality"
Cons: "Washroom maintenance can be better."
Pros: "All crew members were 5 star and so friendly! They checked many times on everyone, coming along with water often."
Cons: "The attendant who checked me at Delhi airport informed that the flight to Abu Dbabi to Istanbul was a full flight and therefore the only option was to have a seat in the middle. However, near the end of my flight I went to the bathroom and noticed there were MANY open seats with more than a handful of people that had a whole row to themselves. I wonder where she got her information because what she shared with me was totally false and I am totally appaled. very old on flight - dress warm!"
Cons: "Was to crowded & bath room facilities are very less"
Pros: "Business lounge was out standing"
Cons: "Small duty free shop"
Pros: "On time / shedule ahead departure or arrival."
Cons: "Seating arrangement."
Pros: "The crew was nice, there was enough leg room to where it wasn't uncomfortable for me."
Cons: "Middle Seat"
Pros: "Ethihad is simply amazing. Best airways."
Cons: "I would have preferred A380 for the trip"
Pros: "Very comfartable"
Cons: "Internet acess is to expensive"
Cons: "I've never heard of double booking an assigned seat! Don't ever fly with etihad, not worth it!!!!!"
Cons: "Nothing not to like."
Cons: "i did not get my luggage yet"
Cons: "Major delay in boarding. Then we had to stop at Mumbai for hours. No clear explanation was made. They didn't provide us wifi, we couldn't reach our families to let them know."
Cons: "All ok"
Pros: "Ample room and privacy provided by the tastefully done seating pod arrangement"
Cons: "Wheelchair facility should be prompt. we had to wait for an hour to get it.. Also it is not that spacious.."
Cons: "I did not receive my bag on time. I landed in Bahrain at 9:45 pm and had to wait in Bahrain till 2:30 am to recieve my bag. Where I was supposed to be at home in Khobar by 11:30 pm."
Pros: "nice plane"
Cons: "The gate was closed. people sitting on floor"
Cons: "16 hours flights is too tough for me."
Cons: "Bathrooms became filthy."
Airlines flying from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul Airport have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul Airport
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul Airport
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul Airport
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul Airport
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul Airport