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Turkish Airlines announces 2nd destination in Jordan

jordan AqabaTurkish Airlines launches direct flights to Aqaba, its 2nd destination to be served in Jordan. With existing services to Amman, Turkish Airlines strengthen its commitment to Jordan with the new route to Aqaba.

Germania increases flights to Turkey

antalyaAfter a successful sales start for flights in summer 2018 to Turkish destinations, Germania sets up additional services to the Turkish Riviera. Additionally, more flights for next winter have been added to the Antalya schedule.

Record passenger numbers for Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines announced record breaking numbers in February 2018. Turkey’s national carrier has increased the total number of passengers by 26% reaching 5.1 million passengers. 5 million passenger level is exceeded first time in Turkish Airlines history for the month of February.

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The 25th Izmir European Jazz Festival Begins

The 25th Izmir European Jazz Festival, organized by İzmir Foundation for Culture, Arts and Education (İKSEV) with the contributions of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, is taking place between March 03 and 22, 2018.

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Pegasus increased its guest numbers by 15% in 2017

pegasus a320neoPegasus Airlines has announced that the airlines carried 15.2% more passengers in 2017 to 27.82 million, while simultaneously growing its turnover by 44% to TL 5.3 billion (US$1.4 billion). Pegasus’s annual net profit for 2017 was TL 501 million (US$131.5 million).

More Chinese tourists expected to travel Turkey in 2018

chinese tourists groupThe number of Chinese tourists traveling internationally has reached 130 million in 2017, up 7% from 122 million in 2016. An estimated 115.29 billion USD was spent during 2017, a year-on-year increase of 5%.

TAV buys IC İçtaş shares at Antalya International Airport

antalya airport extTurkey's global brand in airport operations, TAV Airports is buying IC ictas' 49% stake in ICF Antalya, the joint-venture that manages Antalya Airport. Consequently, the number of airports in TAV's portfolio reaches 18 and the annual number of passengers served increases to approximately 141 million.

Turkey to welcome more Ukrainian tourists in 2018

antalya2Turkey welcomed a record number of tourists from Ukraine in 2016 and 2017. According to Turkey's Ambassador to Kiev; Yönet Can Tezel, the number of Ukrainian tourists will surpass last years' tourist arrival numbers.

Turkish Travel Agencies have a new President after 18 years

Firuz Baglikaya is the new President of TursabThe 23rd General Assembly of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB) is held last weekend in Istanbul. The term for Başaran Ulusoy, who headed the association uninterrupted for 18 years, has officially ended.

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