Posted on 25 October 2012
Another week another new Turkey flight to widen the country’s already impressive accessibility to tourists and property buyers from around the world.
This week we have new flights from Pegasus Airlines from Istanbul. One is a thrice-weekly route between Istanbul and Lviv in Ukraine, and the other is a 4-times weekly flight between Istanbul and Dubai. This is the low-cost carrier’s first flight to the Arabian Peninsula, most likely to capitalise on the new law allowing Dubai residents to buy property in Turkey, along with 93 other previously banned nationalities.
Turkish flagship carrier Turkish Airlines has also launched a new flight into the Arab World, linking Istanbul Ataturk with Dubai’s International Airport. This is the fourth destination the Star Alliance carrier offers in Egypt after Cairo, Alexandria and Sharm el-Sheikh. Thrice-weekly frequencies are offered by the Turkish carrier, all of which will be operated using 124-seat A319s.
The news comes following a new diplomatic push forging closer cooperation between Egypt and Turkey on matters of tourism, aimed both at increasing flights and tourism between Turkey and Egypt, and also helping each other serves visitors who wish to visit more than one country in the region.