New Flight Routes to Turkey from the UK

To capture the market left behind by the collapse of Thomas Cook, both Easy Jet and British Airways have launched new flight routes to Turkey from the UK, for 2020. Thomas Cook Airlines which included Condor left 600,000 Brits stranded abroad when they went bankrupt in September 2019. Leaving considerable gaps in the airline and … Continued

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Istanbul New Airport Celebrates First Anniversary

Istanbul New Airport has celebrated its first anniversary, the official opening by the Turkish president, and a year of success despite delayed timing. Initially set for a full transfer of operations in October 2018, the swap over of international flights from Istanbul Ataturk did not happen until April 2019. The setback turned out to be … Continued

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Ryanair Targets Alicante with Increased Flight Schedules

From July to September 2019, Ryanair is targeting Brits looking for a sunny getaway with increased flights schedules to Alicante. Sitting in the Costa Blanca region of Spain, Alicante is a famous getaway destination for British holidaymakers, and Ryanair wants to tap into its popularity and high demand by selling more seats. Flights from Birmingham … Continued

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Tourism in Antalya Boosted by Turkish Airlines

It is not as if it needs it, but tourism in Antalya is receiving a welcome boost after Turkish Airlines increased its flight schedule from 41 destinations including London. The major hub, Turkey’s second most popular tourist destination now connects to 13 countries through Turkish Airlines flights, but they are not prepared to rest on … Continued

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Full Opening of Istanbul’s New Airport Set for March 2019

The delayed opening of Istanbul New Airport, a megaproject that will change the face of travel in Turkey has been set for March 3rd, 2019. Previously scheduled to open in October 2018, the airport is currently running a skeleton schedule of domestic and international flights via Turkish Airlines, the country’s national carrier. After the official … Continued

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Istanbul’s New Airport : Leading the Way to the Future

On the 29th October 2018, a date coinciding with the Turkish Republic’s 95th anniversary, the new Istanbul Third airport held its official grand opening ceremony. Headed by Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, over 5000 people including leaders from ten countries like Pakistan, Georgia and Bulgaria attended. Also, in attendance were Turkish ministers and senior officials … Continued

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Istanbul New Airport Gears Up for An Official Opening

As Istanbul New Airport gears up for its grand opening, all eyes are upon Turkey to see just what they have pulled off. Without a doubt, it is the country’s biggest and most expensive landmark ever built. Spearheading Turkey’s list of mega projects, when complete in 2023, it will be an important travel hub not … Continued

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Turkish Airports Served 140 Million Passengers in First 8 Months of 2018

Data released by the General Directorate of State Airports Authority reveal Turkish airports handled 140 million passengers from January to August 2018 of which 45.7% of trips were on flights to and from other countries.  Including international and domestic flights, this was an increase of 12.7% year-on-year. The stats are no surprise because Turkey has … Continued

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Turkish Airlines Breaks Daily Passenger Record

Turkish Airlines have announced they broke their own record on Saturday the 18th of August by carrying 253,000 passengers on 1,547 flights to destinations all over the world. Achieving a 75% on-time departure rate, this breaks the company’s earlier record of daily passenger numbers. Part of the record was 6000 Malian pilgrims, that they transported … Continued

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Turkey is the Fastest Growing Market for Jet2’s Manchester Base

A recent report by Anna Aero, the Airline Network News and Analysis Group says Turkey is the fastest growing market for Jet2’s flights coming out of Manchester. Showing a 110% increase in capacity year-on-year, it has climbed the ranks of the company’s most important destinations. Coming in at fifth place behind Italy, Greece, Spain, and … Continued

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Dalaman Airport Opens New Terminal For Summer 2018

On the 5th of July, Dalaman Airport opened their new terminal proving their importance as a crucial transport hub for tourism on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Serving the resorts of Fethiye, and Marmaris, the estimated cost of Dalaman’s new terminal is reported to be 250 million euros. An update on their Facebook page said … Continued

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New London to Bodrum Flight with Turkish Airlines

To cope with the resurgence of interest in Turkey by British holidaymakers, Turkish Airlines has launched a new Gatwick to Bodrum route. The country, after suffering a downturn in tourism for the last three years has rebounded in 2018 to be in top demand. Holidaymakers are also finding themselves at an advantage thanks to the … Continued

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