Category: Turkey Travel News

Turkey travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Turkey. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Turkey. Istanbul Travel information. Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkapı Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is Turkey’s modern capital.

Airbus 320 evacuated in Duesseldorf

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 17, 2020

Known as a reliable, cheap airline, but safe is Pegasus Airlines. After a recent incident in Istanbul where a Pegasus ... Read More

Istanbul to Malabo now on Turkish Airlines

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 8, 2020

Istanbul connects Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea as its 319th destination. It would give access to Equatorial Guinea from Europe, ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines plane with 177 on board crashes at Istanbul Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2020

Turkish low-cost Pegasus Airlines passenger jet has overrun runway while attempting to land at Istanbu's Sabiha Gokcen airport today and ... Read More

Nepal shows tourism flag in Istanbul

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 3, 2020

The 24th edition of East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition (EMITT), held at Istanbul Turkey between 30 January 2020 ... Read More

Turkish Airlines cancels all China flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 31, 2020

The press service of Turkey's flag carrier airline Turkish Airlines issued a statement today announcing the decision of the airline’s ... Read More

Pegasus launches new direct London and Helsinki flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2020

Turkey’s digital airline Pegasus continues to expand its network with the launch of three new routes for 2020. UK passengers travelling ... Read More

22 people killed in devastating Turkey earthquake

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2020

At least 22 people were killed in a devastating 6.8 earthquake that struck Turkey's province of Elazig on Friday. The ... Read More

Powerful M6.9 earthquake rocks Turkey

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2020

Powerful Magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck 25 miles from Elâzığ Merkez/Elazığ, Turkey. The earthquake was felt in Turkey, Syria, Georgia, and ... Read More

Transcript: Ukrainian Airlines relied on Lufthansa and other airlines before clearing PS752 for take off in Tehran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020

Ukrainian Airlines confirmed: PS752 was cleared for takeoff in Teheran on January 8, because Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar ... Read More

Ukrainian Airlines: Class-action lawyer speaks to eTurboNews

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020

A class-action lawsuit against Ukrainian Airlines and others is about toe filed in Canada after 176 passengers were killed on ... Read More

Turkey’s Pegasus airline launches flights to Medina and Batumi

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2020

Turkey’s airline Pegasus continues to expand its network with the launch of two new routes. The launch of Medina will ... Read More

Will Canada ban Turkish, Lufthansa, Austrian, Qatar Airways, Aeroflot and Ukraine International Airlines?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that his government’s focus is accountability and justice for the victims of the ... Read More

ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition by Turkish Airlines January 22-24 in Istanbul

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2020

Turkeys leading MICE industry trade show, 7th ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition by Turkish Airlines, will take place on January 22-24 ... Read More

737 MAX fiasco fallout: Boeing to pay Turkish Airlines $225 million

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 31, 2019

Turkish Airlines officials announced today that Turkey's national flag carrier has reached an agreement with Boeing regarding "financial compensation" for losses ... Read More

Ship Crash Shuts Down Bosporus Strait

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2019

According to Istanbul port authorities, the Liberian-flagged container ship Songa Iridium ran aground in broad daylight some 25 minutes after ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board Brings Island Paradise to Turkey Travel Trade Fair

editor editor- December 24, 2019

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) was present at the 13th edition of the Travel Turkey Izmir Tourism Fair, one of ... Read More

Turkish Airlines to take Boeing to court over 737 MAX losses

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2019

Turkey's national flag carrier, Turkish Airlines, is planning to sue the US aerospace giant Boeing over 'the uncertainty and the ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines joins UN Global Compact corporate sustainability initiative

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2019

Turkish low-cost carrier, Pegasus Airlines, has become the first airline in Turkey to join the United Nations Global Compact, the ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board joins forces with Turkish Airlines in Montreal, Canada

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 16, 2019

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) alongside its partner Turkish Airlines brought some sunshine from Seychelles to a group of tourism ... Read More

New Airbus A321neo joins Pegasus Airlines fleet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2019

Pegasus Airlines has received its second A321neo aircraft as part of its 100 Airbus aircraft order in 2012, which was ... Read More

Turkish Airlines: 5.7 million passengers in November 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2019

Turkish Airlines, which has recently announced the passenger and cargo traffic results for November 2019, recorded 82.3% load factor in ... Read More

Turkey introduces new tourist tax

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 9, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a law according to which tourists to Turkey will have to pay a new ... Read More

Air Serbia re-launches Istanbul-Belgrade flights on December 11

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 6, 2019

Air Serbia will operate flights to Istanbul-Belgrade three times a week in the initial phase and increase the frequency to ... Read More

Turkish Airlines launches flights from Istanbul to Rovaniemi, Finland

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 5, 2019

Turkish Airlines announced Rovaniemi as its second destination in Finland following Helsinki. Starting on 5 December 2019, Rovaniemi flights will ... Read More

IATA: Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines signs up to ‘25by2025’ pledge

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 28, 2019

In line with Pegasus Airlines’ ongoing efforts to promote gender equality in business and the aviation sector, Pegasus has signed ... Read More

Russian and German Tourists continue to love Antalya

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- November 24, 2019

Antalya, Turkey has smashed tourist records this year, hosting over 15 million so far. According to official figures by provincial ... Read More

Turkish tour operator buys Thomas Cook’s German assets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 22, 2019

A trustee governing the Thomas Cook bankruptcy process announced in a statement that Turkish travel agency Anex Tour purchased German ... Read More

Turkish Airlines jet with 134 people on board crash lands at Odessa airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 21, 2019

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet with TC-JGZ tail number, flying from Istanbul, Turkey to Odessa, Ukraine, rolled off ... Read More

Turkish Airlines: Record load factor in October 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 12, 2019

Turkish Airlines, which has recently announced the passenger and cargo traffic results for October 2019, recorded 83.3% load factor in ... Read More

Turkish Airlines launches flight to Xi’an, China

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 7, 2019

Beginning its flights to China back in 1999 with Beijing destination, Turkish Airlines is connecting Xi’an to its flight network ... Read More

Thirteen people wounded in Istanbul terror bus attack

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 4, 2019

A man who rammed a bus into a crowded bus stop in Istanbul and stabbed several people who tried to ... Read More

Rome celebrates Turkey through gastronomy

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 2, 2019

The recent celebration in Rome of the National Day of the Republic of Turkey was done in close collaboration with ... Read More

China’s Hainan resorts lure Russian tourists with ‘all-inclusive’ offers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 23, 2019

The resort city of Sanya on the southern end of China’s Hainan Island, plans to compete with Turkey in tourism ... Read More

UK Travel Warnings on Spain, France, Turkey and USA

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 20, 2019

Governments have a responsibility to keep their citizens informed about possible challenges and dangers when abroad . The United Kingdom's ... Read More

Turkish Airlines: Business is booming with 82.9% load factor

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 10, 2019

Turkish Airlines, which has recently announced the passenger and cargo traffic results for September 2019, recorded 82.9% load factor in ... Read More

Iran’s cultural tourism comes to Turkey with Ankara exhibition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 7, 2019

Iranian handicrafts, cultural and artistic products including engravings and miniatures, as well as pictures of cultural, historical, and tourist attractions ... Read More