Turkish Airlines has launched double daily flights between Birmingham and Istanbul, providing greater choice and flexibility to passengers.
The carrier began operating from Birmingham Airport with five flights a week to Istanbul in December 2008. Turkish Airlines, since then, has boosted its frequency every year and has now reached 14 flights in a week.
Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive, Birmingham Airport, added, “I congratulate the Turkish Airlines team on doing a great job here in the region and increasing passenger numbers year-on-year, and for further committing to Birmingham Airport and the wider region.
“Turkish Airlines is an award winning carrier and long-standing partner of ours which has gone from strength to strength serving hundreds of thousands of passengers from our catchment. The Turkish Airlines in-flight product is first class and extremely popular with its customers, which is demonstrated by more and more people choosing to experience the service, reliability and affordability it offers from Birmingham and beyond.”
Selim Ozturk, General Manager for Birmingham, Turkish Airlines, said, “Birmingham Airport is a hugely successful base for us and we have grown significantly over the past eight years. This double daily announcement gives passengers even more choice and with 289 onward destinations via Istanbul throughout the Middle East, the Far East and Africa, Birmingham Airport really is the gateway to the world with our award winning airline.”