April 12, 2024
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Turkish Airlines has announced its plans to introduce a new route connecting Melbourne and Istanbul, with a convenient thrice-weekly connection via Singapore starting from December this year. The airline’s chairman, Ahmet Bolat, expressed excitement about showcasing the Turkish Airlines logo in Australia during a recent visit by an Australian delegation to Turkey in April.

While the initial plan is for four flights per week, Turkish Airlines aims to operate daily flights between Melbourne and Istanbul in the future. However, current traffic rights agreements impose limitations on the airline’s operations in Australia. Travelers can expect to see the airline’s state-of-the-art Dreamliner aircraft become a regular sight at Melbourne Airport starting from December.

Turkish Airlines also has its sights set on expanding its presence in Australia. Daily flights to Sydney are being considered in the coming years, and destinations such as Perth and Brisbane are also under evaluation. Bolat envisions non-stop flights between Istanbul and Melbourne, as well as Istanbul and Sydney, using ultra-long-range jets that are part of the airline’s forthcoming order. However, the chairman notes that the productivity and maturity of aircraft models such as the Boeing 777X or Airbus A350-1000 need to be proven before these plans can be fully realized.

With Turkish Airlines’ commitment to enhancing connectivity between Australia and Turkey, travelers can look forward to convenient and efficient air travel options, further strengthening the ties between the two nations.

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