Turkish Airlines is increasing its daily flight programme from seven to ten flights each week from Birmingham Airport to Istanbul and beyond.
To celebrate the occasion, the airline specially arranged for its 200th aircraft, a Boeing 737-900, to operate the afternoon Istanbul service. Passengers were also treated to performances by The Orchestra of the Swan, cultural partner of Turkish Airlines.
Selim Ozturk, General Manager for Turkish Airlines at Birmingham, said: “Since starting flights from Birmingham in 2008, we have been very grateful for the demand that is in the Midlands region and I’m very proud of the growth that we have achieved.”
“The extra flights offer even more choice than ever thanks to our growing network from Istanbul, which now spans across 98 countries, providing 221 destinations worldwide for the Midlands’ business and leisure traveller.”
Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport, said: “We are delighted that Turkish Airlines has gone from strength to strength and has committed so much into making its Birmingham operation such a success.
“These extra flights give greater choice and flexibility for those wanting to reach Istanbul and beyond.”
For more information about Turkish Airlines and to book flights, visit www.turkishairlines.com