Turkish Airlines inaugural flights

Turkish Airlines serves 50 African airports on a passenger basis. It has a much larger network than other key competitors. For example, Emirates serves 20 airports, Qatar Airways 29 and British Airways and Lufthansa 12 each. Only Air France, thanks to the extensive Francophone Africa, comes close with 40. The Turkish flag carrier’s African network […]

ASO Sarajevo

Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country in the Balkans with a relatively small population in a small geographic area. It is one of four airports with airline service, joining Banja Luka, Tuzla and Mostar. Sarajevo has a new terminal, enabling throughput to rise to two million passengers a year. Helping to […]

IST-MEL

Turkish Airlines inaugurated flights between Istanbul IST and Melbourne via Singapore on Friday 1 March, marking a historic feat for the carrier as it entered the Australian market and commenced services to its sixth continent. The route will be maintained 3-weekly, departing Istanbul IST on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and continuing its journey from Singapore […]

March 5, 2024 | Latest Route News +

2023

With 2023 almost done and dusted, it seems a good time to analyse how European air travel has evolved since 2019. With this year (arguably) the first normal year for travel post-pandemic, how have Europe’s biggest airlines and country markets performed compared with four years ago? Overall, according to our analysis of Cirium schedules data, […]

TK DTW

Detroit welcomed its fourth new airline of the year on 15 November. It was Turkish Airlines, which began a 3-weekly service from Istanbul, rising to 4-weekly shortly and 5-weekly next summer. It followed the 18 May launch of Icelandair from Keflavik, with a summer seasonal 4-weekly service. While not long-haul, they joined the 5 May […]

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 +

Turkish Airlines Launch

Istanbul is the location for this year’s Routes World, taking place between 14 and 17 October. According to Cirium data, Turkish Airlines has 83% of Istanbul IST’s international Europe seats in October-December 2023 (Q4), excluding the domestic market. Already a true fortress hub, it rises to 86% when all Star Alliance carriers are included and […]