Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) launched direct flights between Ankara and Paris on Tuesday.
TAV Esenboga Airport general manager Nuray Demirer said flights to and from Paris would be scheduled every Tuesday and Saturday.
After a ceremony held at Ankara Esenboga Airport, a plane for Paris carrying 151 passengers took off.
Turkish Airlines flies to over 300 destinations worldwide with its fleet of 329 passenger and cargo aircraft.
According to the 2017 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines, already having been named the Best Airline in Europe between 2011 and 2016, has now been chosen the Best Airline in Southern Europe for the ninth year in a row.
Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup 2017 starts in Antalya
Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup 2017 started Monday in Turkey's Mediterranean city of Antalya.A total of 104 golfers from 62 countries will compete in the two-day event in order to be one of the six contestants who will attend the Turkish Airlines Open 2017 between Nov. 2 and 5 in Belek town of the province. Almost 80 golfers, including last year’s Olympic medalists Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, will be competing in Turkish Airlines Open, which is the sixth of eight in the European tour’s Rolex Series tournaments.Players who made the top 70 in the Race to Dubai on the European Tour are eligible to putt.Apart from Rose and Stenson, the tournament will also host last year's champion Thorbjorn Olesen, three-time major winner Padraig Harrington, Ryder Cup icon Ian Poulter, Race to Dubai number one Tommy Fleetwood, and English golfer Tyrell Hatton.A combined prize fund of $7 million will be given at the event, where three Turkish players will also hit the links.Ali Altuntas will be competing in the event for the fifth time, but for the first time as a professional. Amateur players Leon Kerem Açıkalın and Taner Yamaç will also compete under the Turkish Golf Federation's quota.Revamped jets set for Turkish Airlines L.America routes
Revamped jets set for Turkish Airlines L.America routes
Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) is sending revamped planes to its flights to Colombia and Panama to give passengers traveling to Latin America and back extra comfort.Cemal Kaya, Turkish Airlines’ manager in Colombia, Panama and Venezuela, told Anadolu Agency on Monday that the planes serving the Colombia and Panama line have been renovated for a more comfortable flight.Explaining that despite its marathon 13-hour length, the Istanbul-Bogota-Panama line has many passengers, Kaya said that with the renovated planes THY started to give better service to its customers and has gotten lots of positive feedback.Kaya added that once the renovation of other Airbus A-330 200 planes is finished, passengers on the Cuba-Venezuela line will also enjoy more comfortable flights.Kaya said that Colombia and Panama are important Latin American hubs, as Turkish Airlines wants to connect Latin America to the world via Bogota and Panama thanks to its partnerships with Colombia's Avianca and Panama's Copa Airlines.Separately, Kaya stated that the Turkish Embassy in Bogota, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency, and the Turkish Petroleum International Company (TPIC) have recently boosted Turkish visibility and influence in the region.He added that Anadolu Agency’s new Spanish wire service will enhance to Turkey's visibility in Colombia and Latin America in general.Anadolu Agency officially launched its 13th broadcast-language service -- Spanish -- in a ceremony in Bogota last week.Turkish Airlines flies to over 300 destinations worldwide with its fleet of 329 passenger and cargo aircraft.According to the 2017 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines, already having been named the Best Airline in Europe between 2011 and 2016, has now been chosen the Best Airline in Southern Europe for the ninth year in a row.Turkey, Jordan work on maritime route projectTurkish Cargo named 'Overall Carrier Of Year'Turkish Airlines launches Istanbul Bosphorus Experience
Turkey, Jordan work on maritime route project
Turkey and Jordan are working on a new project, a maritime route between the ports of partner countries, according to Jordan’s minister of transport.“One of the projects that will be launched soon is the Ro-Ro route from Turkish ports to Port of Aqaba,” Jamal Ali Mucahid said in an exclusive interview.“We will do our best to realize a successful project,” Mucahid added.The project aims to bypass the routes between Turkish ports and Jordan’s sole port through Syria, which were cut off by the eruption of the conflict there in 2011.In 2016, Turkey and Jordan agreed on a Ro-Ro route -- also known as Roll-on/Roll-off -- between the southern port of Iskenderun Turkey and Jordan’s Aqaba, but the deal didn’t become operational.On Thursday, Ankara and Amman signed two deals on cooperation in marine and air transportation fields during the Turkey-Jordan Joint Transportation Meeting.Mucahid also noted Turkish Airlines (THY) would relaunch direct flights to Aqaba three times a week.The THY’s Aqaba flights, launched in 2013, were halted in 2016 after Jordan authorities imposed 40 Jordanian Dinar ($56) per passenger charge on the airlines having regular flights from King Husseyin Airport.