The cheapest times to fly from AAE to IST are

  • September 3rd to September 16th
  • October 22nd to March 18th (except the week of December 24th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from AAE to IST is late January. Prices can be as high as $713 for Saturday flights during mid August, or as low as $355 for Wednesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Annaba (AAE) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $390 to $605 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $389. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $617. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $228 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $435 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AAE to IST flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the AAE to IST route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

AAE to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AAE to IST flight is much cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Annaba. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Istanbul, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to Annaba. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $54 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $444. Return trip prices are from the IST to AAE flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from AAE to IST can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 4 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking AAE to IST

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from AAE to IST — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Marseille (AAE > MRS > IST)

  • Price for both tickets: $408
  • Average savings: $28 (6.32%)

See AAE to ALG flights

Hack #2: Algiers (AAE > ALG > IST)

  • Price for both tickets: $419
  • Average savings: $16 (3.68%)

See AAE to MRS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from AAE to IST? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Algerie, Air France, EgyptAir, Kenya Airways, Saudia, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ataturk Airport to Rabah Bitat Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1162 miles or 1870 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from AAE to IST?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AAE to IST flight is about 3 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Annaba and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 45 available flights from AAE to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code AAE
Origination airport name Rabah Bitat Airport
City Annaba
Country Algeria
Latitude 36.8
Longitude 7.8

Return Airport

Destination code IST
Destination airport name Ataturk Airport
City Istanbul
Country Turkey
Latitude 41
Longitude 28.8


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