Turkish Airlines launches flights to Australia
Turkish Airlines will start flights from Istanbul to Melbourne from December this year.
Australia is the only continent where Turkish Airlines, a Star Alliance member, is not operating yet. This will change from December 2023, when the airline will use Boeing 787-9 aircraft to launch three weekly flights between Istanbul and Melbourne, with an intermediate stop in Singapore, the company announced. aviationweek.com.
Ahmed PolatDaily flights are being planned for later, and they also hope that – since the airline will soon order new planes – they will be able to offer direct daily flights to Sydney within five years, said the head of Turkish Airlines at the annual general meeting of IATA.
According to the president, Melbourne appears to be an advantageous option because of the Turkish population that lives there, as well as the city’s large catchment area and not very many airlines flying there. The airline is also considering flights to Brisbane and Perth.
Turkish Airlines will launch flights to Melbourne from December
With the launch of flights to Australia, the number of countries served by Turkish Airlines will increase to 130.