Established in 1933 with a fleet of just five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines, the official airline of Turkey, has grown to become a truly global brand that flies to more countries than any other airline with a young fleet of 326 (passenger and cargo) aircraft. The global route network has expanded across five continents to include 304 destinations worldwide with 255 international and 49 domestic.
In Malta, Turkish Airlines started operating on the 25th May 2013 with three weekly flights to Istanbul. Presently, 14 weekly flights connect Malta to Istanbul. Over the past five years, Turkish Airlines has carried over half a million passengers between the two countries with this figure forecasted to continue growing.
Turkish Airlines has contributed to the economic growth in Malta and also to the cultural and tourism relations between the two countries. The key role of the airline continues to be a major link connecting Malta to the other parts of the world such as Russia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and America.
“In order to keep its brand equity alive, which provides a serious advantage in terms of competition, Turkish Airlines has been investing in customer experience to offer high-end services in terms of in-flight entertainment, seat comfort, gourmet cuisine and caring staff,” said Turkish Airlines Malta General Manager, G. Arslan. “Turkish Airlines is always at the forefront of the latest technological advances and innovations in the global aviation industry and boasts one of the world’s youngest airline fleets operating worldwide.”
With Istanbul as a natural hub due to its geographical and strategic position on the crossroads of all continents and a total of 304 destinations, Turkish Airlines strives to attract passengers from all around the world. “Whether travelling for leisure or business purposes, travelling with children or with pets, Turkish Airlines is there to make passengers feel valued and special while enabling them to see the world and surprise them through its innovative services at every stage of their journey,” Mr Arslan said. “Turkish Airlines takes its strength from its ever-expanding fleet, the significant position of Istanbul as an international transfer hub and the cultural diversity, and with that strength the carrier is permanently seeking to take the flight experience to a whole new level - In keeping with the brand's motto, ‘Widen Your World’.”
In its bid to keep its local aviation industry growing, Turkey will be launching Istanbul New Airport to replace the existing Ataturk Airport. And sharing the same vision for growth, Turkish Airlines will base itself at the New Airport which is expected to reach a capacity of 200 million passengers, making it one of the largest airports in the world. Istanbul New Airport is planned to start operations on October 29, 2018. “Within the scope of its expanding strategies, Turkish Airlines made large-scale aircraft orders with the aim to offer a comprehensive fleet capacity to passengers all over the world. The latest addition to the Turkish Airlines’ fleet is an A321neo which is one of the youngest in the world,” Mr Arslan said.
Whether on board or on the ground, Turkish Airlines strives to offer the best travel experience to its guests. Business passengers can benefit from priority check-in and boarding, extra baggage allowance, complimentary lounge access, on-board Wi-Fi and excellent catering and service quality both on-board and before and after the flight. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Turkish Airlines has successfully contributed to the improvement of trade and investment between Malta and Turkey. Now, the Turkish Government has made it easier for the Maltese public to visit Turkey by launching an electronic visa application website, which helps passengers acquire the necessary permission to enter Turkey in just a few minutes from the comfort of their homes.
Turkish Airlines continues to be a major link connecting Malta via its hub in Istanbul, to all the other parts of the world such as Russia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and America with the aim of supporting tourism.
“The future of Turkish Airlines looks promising and exciting with the opening of the New Istanbul Airport,” Mr Arslan said. “This will give the airline the capability to continue to increase its passenger figures and to continue extending the flight network. Turkish Airlines recently launched Freetown (Sierra Leone), Samarkand (Uzbekistan), Aqaba (Jordan), Krasnodar (Russia), and Moroni (Union of the Comoros) flights in 2018, and is also planning to add Bali (Indonesia) and Marrakech (Morocco) to its ever-expanding network within the next years. Thus, Turkish Airlines is proud to link Malta to Turkey and to more than 300 destinations through 122 countries worldwide via its İstanbul Hub.”
TURKISH AIRLINES LAUNCHES MALTA ECONOMY CLASS SALE
To encourage this, Turkish Airlines has launched its sales festival on round trip economy class flights departing from Malta at bargain prices. Starting from now until the 26th September 2018, you can book a round-trip flight to Istanbul for €139, Tel Aviv for €189, Moscow for €265 and Kathmandu for €649.The travel period is valid until 31st March 2018 and excludes the Christmas period.
For more information visit www.turkishairlines.com