Tourism From Middle East to Turkey Part III: Kuwait

Posted on 24 October 2009

Turkey is becoming one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations. This is understandable given the vastness of the countries cultures, benefits, climates, varied locations and differing climates — something for everyone you could say.

Because of its predominantly Muslim ethnic make-up, Turkey is understandably a very popular destination with those travelling abroad from within the middle east for cultural and activity based holidays. We will be looking in detail at how this market has matured, how accessibility has improved, how flights have gotten more affordable and much more on a country by country basis.

Part III Kuwait

Kuwait is one of the wealthiest nations in the world due to its vast oil reserves. So obviously, travel abroad is very popular from Kuwait. Turkey, being a predominantly Muslim destination with a multitude of different climates and landscapes is one of the top destinations.

Flights from Kuwait have increased throughout the year, with Jazeera airways becoming the first low cost carrier to offer direct non-stop flights to the popular Turkish resort town of Antalya from June this year.

“Antalya is a breathtaking coastal city that provides an ideal setting for those who want a change of scenery and a relaxing holiday not very far from the Gulf,” said Jazeera Airways’ chief commercial officer Steven Greenway.

Flights from Kuwait to Turkey have been increasing in volume since the late 90s, and this growth obviously intensified during the air-travel boom brought about by the advance of the budget airline.

According to Skyscanner the only direct flights currently available from Kuwait are into Istanbul, Ataturk or Sabiha at a price of around 646 Turkish Lira (£270approx.). However, indirect flights are available to destinations throughout Turkey. Below is an incomplete list of airlines currently servicing the Kuwait to Turkey routes:

Turkish Airlines (Only carrier offering direct flights)

  • GulfAir
  • Qatar Airways
  • Emirates
  • EgyptAir
  • Kuwait Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • AtlasJet

Another very popular route from the Middle East to Turkey, the only popular tourism destination in Europe (per se) with a predominantly Muslim population. Again, there are literally thousands of flights on offer throughout the year, and probably serviced by many more airlines, but this is a snapshot of travel between Kuwait and Turkey.

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