Turkish going daily from Birmingham

Turkish Airlines is making a further commitment to the Midlands by increasing flights between Birmingham and Istanbul from five flights a week to daily services from March 25th.

Turkish AirlinesThe move will give business travellers better choice and flexibility to meet in Istanbul, and will provide more onward connectivity from Birmingham than ever before, says the airline.

The new schedule will operate as follows:

TK1968  – Monday, Wednesday & Friday departures from Birmingham at 11:15
TK1970 – Tuesday, Thursday Saturday & Sunday departures from Birmingham at 14:15

Martyn Lloyd, Head of Air Service Development, from Birmingham Airport, said, “Turkish Airlines began services from Birmingham in 2008 and has offered a vital service for Birmingham and the Midlands, whilst increasing passenger numbers year by year.

“However, business travellers need both choice and flexibility and we have worked in partnership with Turkish Airlines to secure a daily service from the end of March. We’re therefore delighted with this development to give our business and leisure community even more choice for long-haul connectivity from Birmingham.”

Mustafa Yildirim, General Manager for Turkish Airlines at the airport, said, “As the Best Airline in Europe, we’re committed to Birmingham Airport and the decision to increase our operation demonstrates this. Turkish Airlines can offer travellers excellent choice, service and punctuality across Europe, the Indian Sub-continent, The Middle East, the Far East and Africa, with a choice of 190 destinations across our network. We look forward to welcoming new passengers on this growing route and giving people from the region even more choice. We will continue our growth by keeping our service and quality standards”

Turkish Airlines will operate an Airbus 320 and Boeing 737-800, which are configured for two classes; Business and Economy.