On the back of increased travel demand, Turkish Airlines has announced multiple new routes linking the Middle East and Germany with key destinations in Turkey, set to be launched throughout the summer.
Middle East Airlines (MEA) and Turkish Airlines (TA) have signed a codeshare agreement covering schedules between Turkey and Lebanon, effective as of May 15.
During the seminar Capitalising on Experiential Travel: China & India Mega Source Markets at Arabian Travel Market, Colliers International revealed that Chinese and Indian outbound tourism market is currently increasing 6.7 percent and seven percent, respectively year-on-year.
According to Turkish Airlines, in 2016 there was a significant boost in the number of inbound tourists to Turkey from the GCC region, with a 10.5 percent surge in the number of travellers visiting the country compared to 2015.
Turkish Airlines and Pakistan International Airlines strengthened their codeshare cooperation and from February 01, new routes have enabled both airlines to enter additional global markets for the first time.
Turkish Airlines will add Kharkiv, the second largest city in Ukraine, to its extensive flight network, as of March 30.
"UAE travellers have revealed their varied expectations from airlines for the future which is a good indicator of where the bar needs to be raised within the aviation sector.
With the airline's inaugural flight landing at Mahé International Airport, Turkish Airlines has added a tourist favourite, Seychelles, to its global route map.
Further expanding its global network that already includes over 240 destinations, Turkish Airlines will launch a new route to Mahé, in the Seychelles.
Turkish Airlines has added twice-weekly direct flights from Gaziantep Airport to Erbil International Airport. Following the start of the route on August 05, the airline now operates the return schedule on Mondays and Fridays.