Turkish Airlines celebrates 88 Years in the sky, 70 years in the Middle East and 40 years in UAE

The airline, established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircrafts launched its first Middle East flight to Beirut and Cairo in 1951

  
Turkish Airlines celebrates 88 Years in the sky, 70 years in the Middle East and 40 years in UAE

Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline, celebrates its 40 year anniversary of flying to the UAE in synergy with the UAE's Golden Jubilee celebrations. The airline, established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircrafts launched its first Middle East flight to Beirut and Cairo in 1951 and the first TK flight landed in Abu Dhabi on 7th January 1981 with the route relaunching again on January 25th, 2006.

The first flight to Dubai was operated on 5th November 1983, while the Sharjah route was launched on 11th April 2019 with daily flights. In addition ; Anadolujet operated its first UAE flight on 20th December 2020 by operating daily flights. Currently Turkish Airlines operates 28 weekly flights to UAE (21 weekly flights between Istanbul Airport and Dubai Airport, 3 weekly flights between Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Dubai Airport and 4 weekly flights between Istanbul Airport and Abu Dhabi Airport.

Emre Ismailoglu, General Manager, Dubai And Northern Emirates, Turkish Airlines said, " We are delighted to celebrate 40 years in the UAE. This year started on a positive note with the airline industry opening up and we are focusing our energy on enhancing the travel experience especially for the Expo 2020 in Dubai while keeping in mind the airline’s hygiene protocols necessary for a safe flying experience. Our team is enforcing a higher level of protection for every stage of the journey that goes above and beyond industry standards."

Hasan Demir, the Turkish Airlines General Manager in Abu Dhabi said, "Reaching the 40-year milestone in the UAE is significant to Turkish Airlines. We are confident that the positive outlook of the UAE to normalise the travel industry will be beneficial to everyone and we hope to see more momentum as more travellers come to experience the World Expo. Our team in Abu Dhabi are excited to see an upward trend in our industry and in particular because of the proactiveness of the UAE. "

The flag carrier that keeps the utmost care for a safe and healthy travel experience  flies 328 destinations worldwide with the new launching destinations. Turkish Airlines, which increased the frequency of its between Dubai and İstanbul ; offers unlimited connection opportunities to its guests , it also continues to carry its quality and service to all over the world.

To view the flight schedules and learn more please visit www.turkishairlines.com  contact the call center at 04 4440999 or visit Turkish Airlines Sales Office located Emaar Square Building 6.

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About Turkish Airlines:

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 373 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 328 worldwide destinations as 278 international and 50 domestic. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

About Star Alliance:

The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are:, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,800 daily flights to 1,317 airports in 193 countries. Further connecting flights are offered by Star Alliance Connecting Partner, Juneyao Airlines.

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