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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...

Posted on 13 September 2018

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...

Posted on 26 August 2018

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...

Posted on 12 July 2018

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...

Posted on 06 July 2018

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...

Posted on 08 June 2018

Turkish Airlines Passenger Numbers Grow in Strength

Latest stats reveal Turkish Airlines Passenger Numbers got off to a good start in 2018 and the company is hopeful the year will be one of their most successful to date. In a released press statement on their website, passenger numbers for February 2018 reached 5.1 million and increased by...

Posted on 17 March 2018

Air Arabia Launches New Route To Izmir Airport in Turkey

In a press release, Air Arabia, the Middle East’s most prominent low-cost carrier, that currently flies to 130 destinations across the world announced that from the 27th of June 2018, they are adding a route to the Izmir airport of Aegean Turkey. The route will use an Airbus A320 craft...

Posted on 15 February 2018

UK – Turkey Flight Market Set to Resume Growth in 2018

After experiencing a decline in 2016 and 2017, experts are predicting a return to record-breaking figures for the UK – Turkey flight market in 2018. A report by Anna Aero, the Airline Network News and Analysis company forecast a 16% growth in weekly seat numbers for all flights between the...

Posted on 25 January 2018

Emirates Resumes Sabiha Gokcen Istanbul Flight

Starting in June 2018, Emirates Airlines has announced it will resume its five times a week flight between Dubai and Sabiha Gokcen, the second airport of Istanbul on the Asian side. Previously cancelling it after the 2016 failed coup in Turkey, they credit the resumption of services to increased passenger...

Posted on 23 January 2018

TUI Expands Turkish Flight Schedule from Manchester Airport

TUI has announced it will expand its Turkey flight schedule by adding extra routes from Manchester airport to Dalaman and Antalya on the Mediterranean coast. Turkish tourism experts who are predicting 2018 will be the year, that the country bounces back from a lull in its international visitor stats, will...

Posted on 11 January 2018

EasyJet’s Busy 2018 Turkey Flight Schedule

This week the low-cost British airline EasyJet unveiled 20 more routes for its summer 2018 flying program including Liverpool to Dalaman airport on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Urging flyers to “book direct so they don’t have to pay more than you should,” the airline is expanding on its flight...

Posted on 13 December 2017

Turkish Airlines Has Big Plans for 2018

In a statement released to the official news agency of Turkey, Turkish Airlines, the country’s national carrier has announced ambitious plans to transport 100 million passengers every year, be one of the top five cargo companies by 2023 and create 7000 jobs by 2018. They are looking to the opening...

Posted on 25 November 2017

Turkish Airlines Add Another Istanbul Itinerary to Free Layover Tours

A recent announcement by Turkish Airlines unveiled their latest solution for international business travellers on a layover through Istanbul. Anyone flying on a business class ticket who has a layover time of seven hours or more can book a free private Bosphorus cruise, acting as the perfect, organised introduction to...

Posted on 22 October 2017

Air Travel in Turkey Continues to Rise in Popularity

The last twenty years have seen many changes in Turkish society and travel businesses were one of the sectors massively affected when the government embarked on a campaign to modernise methods and infrastructure. Efforts are definitely paying off, as the latest travel stats revealed by the General Directorate of State...

Posted on 08 September 2017

Turkish Airlines Going from Strength to Strength

In a press release this month, Turkish Airlines revealed that in the first half of 2017, they transported a record 30.3 million people across the globe. The airline that has won many awards over the years for its customer service, and business class departments, said the amount in June was...

Posted on 28 July 2017

Turkish Airlines sponsors Euro 2016 and aims for new heights in 2016

Official Airline Partner to football’s Euro 2016, more flights to the Middle East and Americas, and projected capacity growth of 21 per cent in 2016 – Turkish Airlines would appear to be on target for achieving its goal of becoming the world’s number one airline. To celebrate Euro 2016 this summer,...

Posted on 15 May 2016

Istanbul flying high as one of the world’s busiest air hubs

Turkey is now home to the eleventh busiest airport in the world, according to new statistics by the Airports Council International (ACI). The ACI’s preliminary passenger traffic results for the most-travelled airports in 2015 show that Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport has got busier, moving to 11th position from 13th the year before....

Posted on 21 April 2016

Istanbul’s ‘mansion’ market a growing hit with Middle Eastern buyers

The Gulf’s love affair with property in Turkey and in particular Istanbul is as strong as ever, following the purchase of the country’s most expensive waterside mansion for €100million by a Qatari owned firm. The 5,800-square-metre, 64-room house, known as Erbilginler Yali, is situated on the banks of Istanbul's Bosphorus...

Posted on 14 April 2015

Interest in Turkey driving air passenger numbers to new heights in 2015

Air travel in Turkey, both domestic and international, continues to surge in 2015, with the country’s national carrier reporting increased traffic and an increased global market share during 2014. Proof of Turkey’s rising popularity around the world, the number of international flights in and out of the country rose 8.4...

Posted on 08 April 2015

Istanbul to get more Qatar flights and improved Ataturk Airport

Istanbul is to get more accessible from the Middle East, following the announcement that Qatar Airways will expand its existing service between Qatar and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport, increasing the frequency to a double-daily service. With the launch of the new daily service, which kicks off on 29th March 2015,...

Posted on 24 November 2014