Turkish Airlines launched Istanbul - Phuket flights

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

phuket islandFlying to more countries and international destinations than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines has started to operate four weekly flights to Phuket as of July 17, 2017.

The inaugural flight from Istanbul landed at 8.55am in the Phuket International Airport (HKT) and was welcomed by the customary water cannon salutes in a formal ceremony.

Deputy Chairman and CEO of Turkish Airlines Mr. Bilal Eksi, commented at the launch ceremony; “Turkish Airlines is excited to be bringing more value and connectivity to its passengers through its ever expanding network. As an award-winning airline that invites people to explore the beauties of our world, it was a natural choice for us to decide on Phuket as our next destination.”

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Introductory round trip fares are available from Istanbul to Phuket which is the biggest islands and exotic destination of Thailand, starting from US$569 (including taxes and fees).

Direct flights from Istanbul to Phuket will be operated four times per week on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Furthermore, Miles&Smiles members will be able to upgrade their paid economy class tickets up to 22,500 miles, instead of 45,000, one-way flights by December 31st, 2017.*

Phuket flight times as scheduled from July 17th, 2017;

Flight No. Days Departure Arrival
TK 172

Monday, Thursday,

Saturday, Sunday

IST 14:30 HKT 04:00+1
TK 173

Monday, Tuesday,

Friday, Sunday

HKT 05:30 IST 12:00

All times in LMT.

Phuket is Thailand's leading holiday destination. It is one of the most wanted tropical destinations, thanks to its idyllic white sand beaches. Besides being a holiday and honeymoon destination, Phuket is also an important destination for business events.

As one of the country’s economic hubs, the island has everything necessary for outstanding business events including over 500 hotels in all budget ranges; an efficient international airport that welcomes direct flights from all over the globe; and a dazzling array of venues, activities, and attractions to ensure fun and fulfilling exhibitions, conventions, and team-building functions.

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