KUL-SAW

Batik Air Malaysia commenced flights between Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul SAW on Friday 9 February. At 8,335-kilometres, it is the carrier’s longest route, operated 4-weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays with the 377-seat A330-300 aircraft. Although it does not face any direct competition, Turkish Airlines maintains 2-daily flights between Istanbul IST and Kuala Lumpur. […]

February 20, 2024 | Latest Route News +

SAW-ZA

Pegasus Airlines inaugurated flights between Istanbul SAW and Zagreb on Thursday 18 January, marking the airline’s entry onto the Croatian market. The 1,200-kilometre route will be maintained 2-weekly, on Thursdays and Sundays, with the A320neo aircraft. The LCC faces no direct competition on the route, although Turkish Airlines maintains a 2-daily service between Istanbul IST […]

January 22, 2024 | Latest Route News +

PEK-IST

Air China inaugurated flights between Beijing PEK and Istanbul IST on Friday 29 December. The 7,080-kilometre service will be maintained 3-weekly, on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, with the 237-seat A330-200 aircraft. The carrier will complement daily flights by its Star Alliance partner Turkish Airlines on the route. Air China becomes the 100thcarrier to serve Istanbul […]

January 3, 2024 | Latest Route News +

2023 air service one

Europe’s big three (U)LCCs – easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air – continued to evolve their networks in 2023. In this analysis of Cirium schedules data Air Service One reveals which airports these carriers chose to serve for the first time this year, which airports have seen a resumption of services and identifies those airports that […]

IST-DTW

Turkish Airlines introduced flights between Istanbul IST and Detroit on Wednesday 15 November. The 8,525-kilometre service will be maintained 3-weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with the 787-9 aircraft. It will increase to 4-weekly from 25 December, adding Saturdays to the schedule. The carrier faces no competition on the route. Flight TK205 departs Istanbul IST […]

November 23, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Routes World 2023

The countdown has begun to the 28th Routes World, being held this year in Istanbul in Türkiye, a city which has fittingly transformed itself into a major international aviation hub connecting East and West. Taking place between 15 and 17 October, the event will bring together airlines, airports, and aviation stakeholders from across the world […]

September 12, 2023 | Air Service Community News

TFU-IST

Sichuan Airlines introduced flights between its Chengdu hub and Istanbul IST on Wednesday 21 June, marking the route’s resumption following a three-year hiatus. The service will operate 2-weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays, with the 301-seat A330-300 aircraft. It faces no competition on the route. Flight 3U3827 departs Chengdu at 01:25 local time, arriving in Istanbul […]

June 27, 2023 | Latest Route News +