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Turkish Airlines emerges busiest operator in Eurocontrol area

Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline, was reported as the busiest operator in Europe last week after successfully restarting domestic and international passenger operations. On June 17, 2020, the Airlines had 400 flights in Eurocontrol area for the first time an airline has that number since 24 March 2020. M. Ilker Ayci, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Turkish Airlines said, “It is our firm belief that once the world overcomes the crisis, air travel will bounce back stronger than ever and Turkish Airlines will be more than eager to welcome you aboard with our trademark hospitality as we connect continents, people and cultures. We fully adapted our customer touchpoints according to new normal standards.” With the resumption of services, Turkish Airlines also announced new ‘Guidelines for Safe Travel’ and two new inflight services to protect the health of its guests. Prepared with scientific data in mind, the flag carrier is distributing ‘Hygiene Kits’ containing a face mask, disinfectant and antiseptic tissue to its guests, while ‘Hygiene Expert’ cabin crews were appointed to flights to enforce all on-board hygiene and social distancing measures for the healthy travel of passengers. Turkish Airlines’ aircrafts are disinfected prior to every flight via thorough cleaning methods. Hygiene in the cabin is ensured as all contact points in the aircraft are comprehensively cleaned using chemicals safe for human health, and with methods that are proven scientifically to be effective. Special equipment and chemicals are used for different surfaces such as seats, windows, screens and lavatories.

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Turkish Airlines draws national flag to honour Grand National Assembly

Turkish Airlines performed one of the most significant flights on April 23, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Grand National Assembly, and National Sovereignty and Children’s Day. The TC-JJF registered Boeing 777-300 (ER) type aircraft, which arrived in Ankara in the morning for this special flight, took off from Esenboğa Airport on April 23 at 09:40, local time. Representing the date April 23, 1920, flight TK1920 lasted approximately two hours and followed a route in which the crescent and star symbols in the Turkish flag were drawn. After the flight, which was followed by many through the live air traffic site Flightradar24 that provides flight tracking data, a crescent-star route emerged and passed into Turkish aviation history. Cpt. ÖnerSamyel and Cpt. Murat Gülkanat, who made this meaningful flight that left its mark in the heavens, made a special announcement in the sky above the Assembly building itself, which was opened 100 years ago. In the announcement referring to the statement of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, ‘Sovereignty unconditionally belongs to the nation’, it was emphasised that Turkish Airlines ensured that his legacy lived on in the skies. Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlkerAycı said, “The inauguration day of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, founded a hundred years ago to represent the will of a nation which went great lengths to ensure its freedom and independence, was gifted to our children by its founder Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk as ‘April 23, National Sovereignty and Children’s Day’, reflecting the confidence in the next generation in the safekeeping of these sacred values. As our country’s national flag carrier, we dedicate today’s exclusive flight to our …

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Turkish Airlines ups international flights to local tourist spots

Turkish Airlines will be operating 98 flights every week from 26 international destinations to Turkey’s favourite tourism spots such as Antalya, İzmir, Dalaman and Bodum during the Summer 2020. Turkish Airlines which contributed greatly to the record number of tourists coming to Turkey during 2019 will increase its support during 2020 as well. In line with this support and direct tourism endeavor, the weekly frequency of direct flights from international destinations to Turkey’s tourism centres will be increased by 18 per cent this year compared to 2019. Commenting on the ‘Direct Tourism Endeavor’ protocol that was signed between Turkish Airlines and Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism back in 2018, M. İlker Aycı, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Turkish Airlines stated; “The direct tourism protocol we signed with our Ministry of Culture and Tourism two years ago opened new ways for our international guests to discover these wonders as well. We carry our guests to heavenly holiday spots in a few hours especially if they are coming from Europe or Middle East. The demand for these flights has been steadily increasing over the course of last two years. With the contributions of our new strategy, our country hosted a record number of tourists last year.” Turkish Airlines will be operating 74 weekly flights from 20 destinations to Antalya. The 7 weekly flights from Moscow to Antalya during 2019 will be increased by 100 per cent to 14 weekly flights following market research and increase in demand. Another important change will be for Dalaman. Last year, there was only a single flight per week to Dalaman from Amman. This year flag carrier will operate direct flights from 4 …

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Turkish Airlines adds Malabo to its flight network

Turkish Airlines continues to expand its flight network, by starting its operations to Malabo on February 7, making the capital of Equatorial Guinea its 319th destination. As the 60th destination of the global carrier in the continent of Africa, flights to Malabo will be operated on Istanbul – Port Harcourt – Malabo – Istanbul route with Boeing 737-900 type aircrafts. Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, is the second largest city of the country. Apart from being an oil-rich city, it is also at the forefront with tourism activities. With its natural wonders, rich world cuisine and historical architecture, Malabo is one of the most prominent destinations in Africa. Travellers who wish experience the exotic atmosphere of Malabo, the oldest city of Equatorial Guinea, will be able to fly to this great destination with Turkish Airlines privilege at special introductory prices starting at 789 USD. On the new route, M. İlker Aycı, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Turkish Airlines, stated, “Our new and improved operation hub offers us an unparalleled performance advantage when it comes enhancing our flight network. Today, in line with our continuing growth strategy, we are happy to announce the addition of Malabo to the ever-expanding flight network of Turkish Airlines. From this day forth, passengers traveling to Malabo will be able to enjoy the Turkish Airlines comfort and hospitality. We firmly believe that our new route will further enhance the relations between Turkey and Equatorial Guinea in all areas.”

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Turkish Airlines partners with BVMW General Assembly 2020

Following the declaration of intent signed between Turkish Airlines and BVMW last year, the global carrier continues its commitment to this strategic partnership. BVMW and its vast network of members can enjoy the exclusive advantages when flying with Turkish Airlines for their travels around the globe with the extensive flight network of the global carrier that includes 318 international destinations in 126 countries, more than any other airline. Held at the capital of Germany recently, BVMW (German Association for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses) General Assembly was the meeting point for many entrepreneurs, political leaders, CEOs and prominent names of their respective fields. Turkish Airlines was also in attendance as the company’s ties with the German organisation was highlighted by the speech of M. İlker Aycı., Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Turkish Airlines. During his speech at the 2020 BVMW General Assembly, Aycı stated, “Turkish Airlines, has been flying to Germany since 1960. Since then, Germany has become our one of the most important markets outside Turkey as we carried millions of passengers between our countries. We at Turkish Airlines are pleased to be a substantial partner of Germany’s Mittelstand businesses. I am happy to state that Turkish Airlines and BVMW have formed a relationship on a strategic level and member companies can now enjoy exclusive advantages when flying with Turkish Airlines for their trips all over the world. We believe that this special relationship will further improve in the years to come as Turkish Airlines and BVMW have both the will and means to work even closer.” Turkish Airlines also plans to open a dedicated communications line for the members of BVMW in order to allow them …

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Turkish Airlines includes Xi’an to its flight network

Turkish Airlines added Xi’an, the Chinese city with three thousand years of history, to its flight network on December 30, 2019. Xi’an became the flag carrier’s fourth destination in Mainland China and the 318th destination in the world. The flights will be operated three times a week with Airbus A330 aircrafts. Starting its flights to People’s Republic of China back in 1999 with Beijing as its destination, Turkish Airlines reinforced its strong position in Asia with the Xi’an flights. With this new addition, global carrier’s flight network encompassed the entirety of the historical Silk Road that started in Xi’an and ended in Venice. During the ceremony of the inaugural flight Bilal Ekşi, Turkish Airlines General Manager, stated, “We will carry our guests to 126 countries from Xi’an, one of the most significant historical capitals while transferring the historical Silk Road to above clouds with our cargo operations. Our new flights will also contribute to the tourist numbers coming to our country with the increasing attention from Chinese tourists to tourism centres of Turkey.” Turkish Airlines passengers travelling to Xi’an, one of the oldest civilizations of the world, will have the opportunity to explore the numerous cultural heritages along with the historical fabric of the three thousand years old city. Serving as the capital of 13 different dynasties during the history of China, the region’s most popular destination is the Terracotta Army, which draws over two million tourists annually.

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Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup tournament arrives in Antalya

Turkish Airlines brought in the much-anticipated Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup tournament for the seventh time on November 4–5, 2019 to Antalya. They offered corporate teams exceptional networking opportunities, tournament entrants receive first-class Turkish Airlines hospitality and golf at the finest golf courses around the world. Over eight thousand players from around the world, all VIPs invited by Turkish Airlines, have competed in more than 100 tournaments across the globe with the winners securing places in the Grand Finals in Antalya. This year the competition has been played out in 101 destinations across 70 countries. M. İlker Aycı, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Turkish Airlines said, “The Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup is an event that we are very proud of and it continues to grow and improve year on year. We are delighted to have held this event, which has already become a key date in all golfers’ diaries, in Antalya.” This year Turkish Airlines moved to its new home at Istanbul Airport, a state-of-the-art structure from which the global carrier will continue on its path of expansion. The Star Alliance member airline currently operates to 316 destinations across 126 countries, and from its hub at the center of global aviation, Turkish Airlines allows its valued guests to explore more of the world, as well as Turkey’s impressive golf courses.

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Explore Europe’s big cities at smaller prices with Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines is giving United Arab Emirates jet-setters an unmissable opportunity to travel to major European cities within its unrivalled global network and pocket a satisfying saving when they book. Passengers from Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah can benefit from generous discounts on Economy Class tickets to Athens, Brussels, Dublin, Marseille, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Strasbourg, Thessaloniki, and Zurich, and on Business Class tickets to Athens, Barcelona, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Malaga, Munich, and Valencia. The offer is valid for travellers booking a flight any time from now until 25th November 2019, valid for a travel period until 15th May 2020. Turkish Airlines, one of the fastest-growing airlines in the world, provides exceptional service for passengers through its Business Class offering, its new flagship lounges in the Istanbul Airport, and its strong reputation for amazing Turkish hospitality and convenience. There are currently three Turkish Airlines lounges available in the new Istanbul Airport – the Turkish Airlines Business Lounge, Miles & Smiles Lounge, and Domestic Lounge, with two more scheduled to be open before the end of the year.

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Turkish Airlines’ records 84.8 per cent load factor in August

Turkish Airlines announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for August. The flag carrier recorded 84.8 per cent load factor in this month despite the global shrinkage of demand in the aviation sector. Offering connections to more countries than any other airline from a single hub, the global carrier’s international-to-international transfer passenger numbers increased in record numbers with a 9.4 per cent increase compared to the same month of the last year. Continuing towards its goal of becoming one of the top five air cargo brands in the world with its Turkish Cargo brand, the flag carrier increased its Cargo / mail volume by 11.5 per cent compared to the same month of the last year. The national flag carrier maintains its two-digit growth numbers at air cargo market in its new home as well. According to August 2019 Traffic Results domestic load factor was 88.4 per cent and international load factor was 84.3 per cent. International passengers excluding the international to international transit passengers showed a decrease of 0.4 per cent in August. Main contributors to the growth in Cargo / mail volume were North America with 24.8 per cent, Far East with 12.2 per cent and Europe with 11.3 per cent increase. In August, domestic showed load factor growth of 0.6 points, while North America and Far East increased by 0.4 and 0.3 points respectively.

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Turkish Airlines offers special discounts for UAE travellers to explore Europe, US and Canada

Turkish Airlines is helping more customers to capitalise on its global network with special discounted fares to destinations across Europe, the United States and Canada. UAE passengers flying out of Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah with the carrier can avail discounts on flights to selected cities across the airline’s North American and European network.  Passengers can benefit from generous discounts on flights to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington as well as Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rome, Sarajevo, Stockholm, Venice, Vienna and Zurich. Discounts also apply to the airlines’ base city, Istanbul, as well as North African destinations Casablanca and Tunis. The offer is valid for passengers booking a flight between September 5 and October 10, 2019 and is valid for a travel period of September 6, 2019 to May 15, 2020. You can book your Economy ticket and fly from the UAE at incredibly low fares — Dubai or Abu Dhabi to Europe at AED 1,600, Sharjah to Europe at AED 1,510, Dubai or Abu Dhabi to the United States or Canada at AED 3,200, Sharjah to the United States of Canada at AED 3,000 and Sharjah to Istanbul Airport at AED 1,899.

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