Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020
Turkey’s national flag carrier, Turkish Airlines adds new international flight routes to boost tourism in the country. According to the official statement, the airline company will increase the weekly frequency of direct flights from international destinations to the country’s most preferred tourism centers by 18 percent in 2020. It is noted that the tourism hotspots in Turkey attracted a record number of international tourists last year and this year also, the tourism board hopes to earn double from travel and hospitality sector than last year. According to the official data, the country attracted 51.9 million international tourists in 2019.
Every week, Turkish Airlines will be operating 98 flights from 26 international destinations to Turkey’s favorite tourist spots such as Antalya, İzmir, Dalaman, and Bodrum in summer 2020, the airline said in a statement on Feb. 22.
İlker Aycı, chairman Turkish Airlines said that they are committed to continue and increase their contributions to their country’s tourism sector and its economy. He added that the national carrier provided tourists “heavenly holiday spots” in a few hours, especially if they were coming to Turkey from Europe or the Middle East.
The tourists who wish to discover the beautiful cities of Turkey will be able to travel with the Turkish Airlines’ comfort and hospitality on direct flights from a range of destinations.
Turkish Airlines will be operating 74 weekly flights from 20 destinations to Antalya, direct flights from four destinations to Dalaman and four weekly flights to Milas-Bodrum Airport from London, Kuwait and Munich each. For Izmir, five weekly flights are planned in total from Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, and Kuwait.
The flag carrier will continue its contributions to tourism locally and globally during 2020 as well, the statement concluded.