Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Within the scope of the “Touristanbul” project, Turkish Airlines enables all transit passengers who stay from six to 24 hours in Istanbul Airport to see the historical and natural beauties of the city, said Abdullah Yormaz, tour marketing manager of Turkish Airlines. The transit passengers are picked up from the Istanbul Airport by Touristanbul buses and are brought back to the airport after a guided tour of the city.
Yormaz said that aiming to contribute to passenger satisfaction, increase its share in the international transit passenger market and to provide promotional support to tourism, the Turkish Airlines added the Istanbul Bosporus Strait tour to its daily six tours package.
Yormaz said that Turkish Airlines has been organizing free city sightseeing tours for international transit passengers in Istanbul since 2009. Some 5,000 passengers annually benefited from the tour services in 2009, the number has reached 5,000 passengers per month in 2019, he said.
“In 2018, we had the opportunity to introduce 67,400 passengers with the historical and touristic beauties of Istanbul,” Yormaz said, noting that passengers from 163 countries joined the free Istanbul tour last year, with those from the U.S., U.K., Russia and the Far East taking greatest interest in the tour.