I am looking for recommendations regarding airlines to fly from Istanbul (Ataturk airport) to Izmir. Features I am looking for include: good options for flight times, on- time flights, reasonably priced, no surprise fees regarding check-in luggage or printing tickets, website available in English. I plan to spend one day in Ephesus and fly back to Istanbul the following evening.
I have looked at the following airlines. The round trip fares vary widely. Turkish Airlines ($100. Is the most expensive. Why? Also, some people say their domestic flights are chronically late), Atlasjet (does not fly to Izmir even though Lonely Planet recommends it as a good airline to fly to Izmir. I probably don't know how to navigate their website. Some people say they offer a free shuttle to Ephesus), Pegasus ($54. Appears to have limits on luggage weight), Onur Air ($42), Izair ($38)
Any insights would be appreciated.