Thursday, May 23, 2019

Aviation


Istanbul Airport now connects Sharjah
March 2019 2050

Turkish Airlines has announced another milestone in its international expansion with the launch of direct flights between Sharjah and its Istanbul hub. With existing services from Dubai International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport (cargo flights), and Abu Dhabi International Airport, Turkish Airlines’ new Sharjah route marks its fourth destination into the UAE.

“Our aim with this new route is to meet the rising demand for greater international travel options into and out of Sharjah,” commented Ahmet Olmuştur, chief marketing officer of Turkish Airlines. “The UAE is known for being a travel-hungry part of the world, and now, more customers can capitalise on Turkish Airlines’ unparalleled network of destinations as we continue to explore even more new routes. Turkish Airlines will be the only airline to fly between its new home base, Istanbul Airport and Sharjah.”

Flights from Sharjah International Airport will be operated seven times a week in both directions, with the inaugural flight departing on April 5.

Customers can book a ticket from Sharjah to Istanbul for Dh999 ($272) for economy and Dh5,999 ($1,634) for business class, flights from Sharjah to Europe for prices starting from Dh1,500 ($409), or to the Americas for prices starting from Dh2,600 ($708) if the booking is made before March 31, for trips until July 3.

All passengers booking a flight from Sharjah International Airport in February, with the departure in April, will earn 1,000 miles for each ticket. The flight carrier now serves a total of 306 destinations across 124 countries, including recently announced routes to Lusaka and Banjul.  




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