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Pegasus Airlines expands fleet with 25 A321neo aircrafts

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Pegasus Airlines made the single largest-ever aircraft order in Turkish civil aviation history at the time in 2012 of 100 A320neo and A321neo aircraft; 75 of which were firm and 25 options.  The remaining 25 A321neo options have now been confirmed as firm orders.

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Cruise Tourism shrinks this year in Turkey

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Directorate General of Merchant Marine announced the total number of cruise ships and passengers using Turkish ports. According to the statistics, a total of 307 cruise ships and 306.887 thousand travelers used Turkish ports between January and November. During the same period last year, a total of 537 cruise ships docked to Turkish ports, while 628.033 passengers used ports.

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United States punishes Turkish citizens but not the government, January 2019 earliest date for visa appointment

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usa visaFollowing the arrest of a Turkish-citizen employed at the U.S. Istanbul Consulate over alleged ties to the Fetullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), the group believed to have been behind last year’s defeated coup attempt in Turkey, the United States government first suspended granting non-immigrant visas to Turkish citizens in Turkey and later resumed processing on a limited basis.

Munich Airport to support Turkish Airlines at relocating to Istanbul New Airport

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Turkish Airlines (TK) and Munich Airport signed a long-term consulting service contract. As of now, Munich Airport will support the flag carrier of the Republic of Turkey and the hub carrier of the current Istanbul Atatürk Airport in preparing a smooth relocation of its operations to the Istanbul New Airport, scheduled to open on 29th of October, 2018.

Azul and Turkish Airlines Enter a Codeshare Agreement

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thy logo1012Azul S.A., “Azul”, the largest airline in Brazil by number of cities and departures, and Turkish Airlines, national flag carrier of Turkey, announced the signature of a codeshare agreement effective as of 6 December 2017.

Park Inn by Radisson opens in Ataşehir, Istanbul

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Park Inn by Radisson announced the opening of Park Inn by Radisson Istanbul Ataşehir. The new 127 room hotel is the sixth Park Inn by Radisson hotel to open in Turkey. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group now has a portfolio of 24 hotels and over 4,600 rooms in operation or under development in Turkey.

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