Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 February 2020: As the airline that flies to more countries than any other, Turkish Airlines directly contributes to tourism both locally and globally with its ever-improving fleet and service quality. Flag carrier will be operating 98 flights every week from 26 international destinations to Turkey's favorite 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 centers will be increased by 18% 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, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlker Aycı stated; “Here at the meeting point of Europe and Asia, we possess a land that offers unforgettable memories with its unparalleled beauty. 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. We are committed to continue and increase our contributions to our country's tourism sector and its economy. We believe that our new flights will be carrying new tourists and new records on their wings as well.”
Turkish Airlines will be operating 74 weekly flights from 20 destinations to Antalya, the tourism capital of Mediterranean. The 7 weekly flights from Moscow to Antalya during 2019 will be increased by 100% 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 destinations to Dalaman. These will be 7 weekly flights from London, 3 from Moscow, 2 from Amman and Kiev to Dalaman Airport.
As for the other direct flights; there will be 4 weekly flights to Bodrum-Milas Airport from London, Kuwait and Munich each while for İzmir, 5 weekly flights are planned in total from Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Kuwait.
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 wide range of destinations spanning Europe and Middle East. The flag carrier airline will continue its contributions to tourism locally and globally during 2020 as well.