Thursday, 3 November 2016

Airline Updates: Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines launches a new direct service to Seychelles

Seychelles becomes Turkish Airlines’ third Island in the Vanilla Islands Group, with the addition of three weekly return flights to Mahé, Seychelles.

Recently, Turkish Airlines celebrated the addition of tourist favourite, Seychelles, to its global route map  with the airline’s inaugural flight landing at Mahé International Airport on October 31st, 2016 and opening up a world of more than 291 destinations to passengers  travelling from the land of perpetual summer.

Flying directly from Mahé International Airport, the brand new service will connect passengers departing from Seychelles to 88 worldwide destinations including Paris, Dubai, Frankfurt, London, Milano, Bombay,Abu Dhabi, Vienna, Munich, Zurich, Rome, Moscow, Dusseldorf, Colombo and Hong Kong.

The inaugural flight from Istanbul got a water cannon salute at Mahe International airport at a ceremony graced by Mr. Ahmet  Olmuştur, Chief Marketing Officer of Turkish Airlines,Honourable Alain St. Ange, Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Marine and Portsof the Republic of Seychelles, in the presence of diplomatic, protocol and media representatives as well as Turkish Airlines’ officials. 

Mr. Olmuştur said: “It does not take long to realize why the Seychelles has such a stellar reputation worldwide: like Turkish Airlines, you go out of your way to put a stamp of quality in all that you do.It is therefore a great honour for us to add this great destination to our network, which currently has the biggest number of destinations than that of any other airline globally.”

The airline will start operating 3 weekly Flights. On Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, passengers will depart from Istanbul at 01:05 on board TK748 arriving at 10:55, with a return service on TK749 departing from Seychelles at 12:25 to arrive in Istanbul at 18:10 on the same days.

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