The cheapest times to fly from IST to AAE are

  • October 15th to March 18th (except the weeks of December 17th and January 1st)

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 IST to AAE is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $770 for Tuesday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $466 for Wednesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Annaba

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Annaba (AAE) will usually cost between $513 to $703 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $512. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $712. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $200 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $540 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to AAE flight.

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

IST to AAE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to AAE flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.29, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Annaba, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Istanbul. 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 $539. Return trip prices are from the AAE to IST 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 IST to AAE 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.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from IST to AAE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Carthage Airport (TUN) in Tunis

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from AAE
  • Usually 45.56% less expensive than AAE
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to TUN flights


Flight Hacking IST to AAE

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 IST to AAE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Algiers (IST > ALG > AAE)

  • Price for both tickets: $392
  • Average savings: $148 (27.41%)

See IST to MRS flights

Hack #2: Marseille (IST > MRS > AAE)

  • Price for both tickets: $431
  • Average savings: $110 (20.28%)

See IST to ALG flights

Hack #3: Lyon (IST > LYS > AAE)

  • Price for both tickets: $495
  • Average savings: $46 (8.43%)

See IST to LYS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Algerie, Air France, EgyptAir, Saudia, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

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

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

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

How many flights go between Istanbul and Annaba?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 29 available flights from IST to AAE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


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