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News from Turkey

Thousands swim between continents in Istanbul

Over 2,400 swimmers from 52 countries came together on Sunday in Istanbul for the Turkish Olympic Committee’s (TOC) 30th Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race.

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Turkish LLC Pegasus launches flights to Muscat and Dammam

pegasus b737Turkish low-cost-carrier Pegasus Airlines is adding Oman’s capital Muscat and Saudi Arabia’s business hub Dammam to its flight network, to open up new markets in the Arabian Gulf to business and leisure travellers.

Pegasus Airlines Signs Codeshare Agreement with Nile Air

pegasus a320neoTurkey’s leading low-cost airline Pegasus has signed a codeshare agreement with Nile Air, Egypt’s largest private airline. Through the codeshare partnership, Pegasus guests will be able to purchase flights from Pegasus channels for the Nile Air flights between Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Cairo as of 15 June 2018.

Qatar Airways connects Doha with Turkish resort city of Antalya

antalya konyaaltiThe first Qatar Airways direct non-stop flight from Doha to Antalya. The first flight to Antalya touched down at Antalya Airport today. The flight marks Qatar Airways’ seventh gateway into Turkey, and is the third new Turkish route for the airline in 2018.