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Tourism News from Turkey – July 2017

Naturally, with July being one of the busiest tourism months in Turkey, travel news is coming out thick and fast, with many people especially keeping an eye on current developments re the laptop ban. Previously imposed on flights originating from many Middle Eastern and African countries including Turkey, the USA...

Posted on 31 July 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 again voted ‘Best Airline in Europe’

Istanbul, 17 July 2012 - Turkish Airlines has gained “Best Airline inEurope” award for the second year in a row. The award given by Skytrax also gave Turkish Airlines the "Best Airline inSouthern Europe" and the "Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat".  Speaking at the UK’s Farnborough International Airshow, Mr...

Posted on 24 July 2012

Turkish Airlines continues to grow

Istanbul 29 May 2012 - Turkish Airlines CEO, Temel Kotil, has set out his aims of building the airline into the biggest network of destinations, “Very soon we will become the largest network in the world". “The purpose is very clear: like the Silk Road, we are linking everywhere to...

Posted on 22 June 2012

Turkish Airlines offers more direct flights

Istanbul, 19 March 2012 - Turkish Airlines now offers direct flights to 189 destinations from its hub at Ataturk International Airport Istanbul which 15 more than Lufthansa from its Frankfurt hub. According to the airline tracking portal Anna.aero over the 10 years to 2010 Turkish Airlines tripled the number of...

Posted on 31 March 2012

French company buys shares in Turkish airport operator

Istanbul, 12 March 2012 – Owners of Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport operator, TAV Airports, has sold 38% to the French airport operator, French Aeroports de Paris, The total deal is worth over 870 million USD. TAV operates 10 airports, four in Turkey (Istanbul Ataturk, Izmir, Ankara and Gazipasa), two in Georgia,...

Posted on 12 March 2012

Turkish Airlines African expansion plans

Istanbul, 17 February 2012 - Speaking at a recent conference held by the Union of European Turkish Democrats meeting in Germany, Mr Temel Kotli, Turkish Airlines General Manager, announced the company is adding 8 new flights to its African route network of 18 destinations. Kotli said . “Africa is increasingly...

Posted on 17 February 2012

Turkish Airlines Starts Year with More New Flights

[caption id="attachment_12484" align="flwp" width="300" caption="A Turkish Airlines A330"][/caption] Turkish airlines finished 2011 with a big array of new flight routes, and has started 2012 in the same way. At the back end of last year Turkish airlines made the headlines for being quick to resume flights into Libya as soon...

Posted on 16 February 2012

Gazipasa Airport to Offer “Large Array” of 2012 Flights

We have the latest from Gazipasa airport in Alanya, and while it unfortunately contains no news of direct UK flights, we can tell you that the airport is set to bring online a much wider array of flights in 2012. Our contact, Murat Sen, a spokesperson for airport operators TAV...

Posted on 27 January 2012

Turkish Airlines flying high

20 December 2011, Istanbul - According to Turkish Airlines General Manager Temel Kotli, the airline has had a very successful 2011 and will add 10 new global destinations in 2012 as well as adding 18 new aircraft to fleet of 178 aircraft. “The new destinations to be added until the...

Posted on 23 December 2011