Turkish Airlines to increase flights to Istanbul from Birmingham

From summer 2019, Turkish Airlines will do double daily to Istanbul.

Turkish Airlines has announced that it will increase the frequency of flights between Birmingham and Istanbul to a double daily service. The second service will allow passengers more flexibility when deciding what time they wish to fly.

Birmingham Airports Acting Aviation Director, Tom Screen had this to say:

“It is great to see that Turkish Airlines will commence the double daily flights for Summer 2019. Responding to the increased demand for passengers flying to Istanbul from Birmingham Airport means the airline is listening and reacting to the needs of the customer, creating more flexibility for passengers travelling on the popular route.”

The flights will be operated by a Boeing 737-800 and will allow more passengers in the region of Birmingham and Istanbul to take advantage of the non-stop connection at two different times. The first service will depart Birmingham Airport at 10:40am arriving in Istanbul at 16:35pm local time and the second flight will depart Birmingham Airport at 17:00pm arriving into Istanbul at 22:55pm local time.

Omer Faruk Alier, General Manager – Birmingham, Turkish Airlines said the following:

“We are pleased to announce that due to the popularity of the route we will be adding an extra two flights per week, making a total of 14 flights each week from Birmingham to our hub in Istanbul and beyond from summer 2019. Turkish Airlines, a multi-award winning carrier who flies to more countries than any other airline, will be offering customers better connections from Istanbul to over 300 destinations across the globe. What’s more, thanks to our ever-expanding network, with hundreds of flights departing Istanbul each day, we offer transfer times to suit all travellers.”

“We look forward to welcoming even more people from across Birmingham and the surrounding regions onboard our planes and giving everyone a further opportunity to widen their world with Turkish Airlines through this increase.”

The double daily service will begin on 31st March 2019.

Source(s): Birmingham Airport