Turkish Airlines, a national flag carrier of Turkey is in response to the growing demand for Istanbul route, today announced that there will be an addition of one flights per week effective from September 18, 2017 to October 25, 2017 on Istanbul-Kathmandu route and vice-versa.
Currently, Turkish has been operating 4 flights per week with its wide body Airbus A330 series aircraft which can accommodate two hundred and 89 passengers onboard. The airlines has also nabbed the time for Schedule landing and Takeoff from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN). Turkish had started its flight operation to Kathmandu from 2013.
Till date report shows that Turkish Airlines has been airlifting 70 % of Tourist and 30% of Nepalese Citizen to their destination from Kathmandu. Turkish Airlines flies to 119 countries, more than any other airline with an operational fleet of ten cargo aircraft. Istanbul Atatürk Airport is its main base, and there are secondary hubs located at Esenboğa International Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, and Adnan Menderes Airport.
Recently, Turkish’s has secured four Skytrax World Airline Awards this year; ‘Best Airline in Southern Europe’, ‘Best Business Class Onboard Catering’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge’ and ‘Best Business Class Dining Lounge’. The awards were presented to Turkish Airlines’ Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee Mr. M. İlker Aycı by the CEO of Skytrax, Mr. Edward Plaisted at the Paris Air Show 2017.