Friday, 8 May 2015

New Route to Miami for Turkish

Turkish Airlines will launch a new service to Miami from Istanbul on 25th October and will be the first direct service between the two cities since September of 2001. For the flights starting in October, the airline will use a Boeing 777-300ER with capacity for 337 passengers. Flights will arrive in Miami at 8:30 p.m. and leave for Istanbul at 10:30 p.m. daily.

Istanbul Ataturk Airport is ranked 13th in the world for total passenger traffic with 56.8 million passengers in 2014 and Turkish Airlines plans to increase its route to 273 destinations by the end of the year.

Turkish Airlines first started flying the Miami-Istanbul route in June of 1999, but stopped the service in September of 2001. An airport spokesman said the airline had limited resources at the time, and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks forced air carriers all over the globe to cut back.

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