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Turkish Airlines commences operations between Istanbul and Dar es Salaam

(eTN) The inaugural flight between Istanbul and Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport took place earlier in the week, marking the first time a Turkish commercial aircraft touched down

Turkish Airlines to commence Entebbe flights

Confirmation was at last received from Turkish Airlines that they intend to commence flights between Istanbul and Entebbe by the middle of this year, apparently starting with four flights a week.

Turkish Airlines connects Bologna with Istanbul

On March 1, 2010, Turkish Airlines will inaugurate a daily air service with Istanbul from Bologna the capital city of the Emilia Romagna region in Central Italy.

As crisis takes its toll, hotels in Turkey dismiss general managers

ISTANBUL, Turkey (eTN) - Professional Hotel Managers Association (POYD) president Volkan Şimşek, who is also the general coordinator for Majesty Hotels, has said that many hotels in Turkey are dismi

Flood hits Istanbul tourist hub

The Turkish government is assuring international visitors that Istanbul’s major tourism and business districts – including the “Old Istanbul” neighborhood known as Sultanahmet, where the Blue

Istanbul’s Midtown Hotel receives ISO Quality Certificates

Midtown Hotel, which hosts the first planned urban transformation project of Istanbul with its modern and innovative service concept and which is situated on the Taksim Talimhane region, is progressin

Codeshare agreement expands between JAL and Air France

Japan Airlines (JAL) will expand its codeshare network with Air France (AF) that currently connects Japan to 11 other destinations in Europe via Paris.

Turkey’s outstanding new facilities to be promoted at IMEX 2009

Istanbul’s congress valley is expanding with some amazing new developments that will open in October 2009.

İstanbul is now 8000 years old

It's all started with the project of the century: a mission to connect two continents with a $2.6bn rail-tunnel running deep beneath the Bosphorus Straits.

Transit passengers tour Istanbul while waiting for flights

ISTANBUL, Turkey (eTN) - Turkish Airlines' (THY) transit passengers, who come from abroad and change flights in Istanbul, can tour the city instead of waiting for the next flight at the airport.

Skal world president receives special award

The 11th Annual Skålite "Quality in Tourism" Awards were presented by the President of Skål International Istanbul, Kemal Ozyigit in the presence of the Deputy Governor of Istanbul, Director of Prom

Turkish Airlines adds more destinations, as Stockholm becomes key market

ISTANBUL, Turkey (eTN) - Turkish Airlines is rapidly expanding its number of departures to Stockholm. It will offer two flights from Turkey and back on Sundays beginning September 7.

Istanbul double bombing kills 15, injures 154

Istanbul, Turkey — Two bombs exploded in Istanbul overnight, leaving at least 15 people dead and 154 others wounded, officials announced.

Turkey to play key role in cruise tourism

The annual average number of cruise travelers from the United States to Turkey is about 11 million, while the annual average number of those from Europe is about three million.

Turkey, not Spain, is Brit’s top vacation spot

ISTANBUL, Turkey (eTN) - For the first time in 40 years Spain is no longer the most popular destination for British summer holidays, if latest figures are to be believed.

Turkey’s brand under attack

ISTANBUL, Turkey (eTN) - The shootout near the US consulate here yesterday is another obstacle in the country's long journey to be perceived as a safe tourism destination.

Turkey attracts more foreign visitors

ISTANBUL, Turkey (eTN) - Turkey has seen a significant increase in the number of foreign visitors in the last year, new figures have revealed.

Turkish Airlines reports 260% profit increase

ISTANBUL, Turkey (eTN) – In the days when airlines are hardly staying in business because of skyrocketing fuel prices, one airline seems to have figured out a way to go the exact opposite and actually turn in a profit. Turkish Airlines (THY) reported a first-quarter net profit of $104 million, which it said represented a 260 percent increase over last year’s figures.

More Middle East flights for Delta

ISTANBUL, Turkey (eTN) - Delta Air Lines is to launch new nonstop services from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Kuwait beginning November 7, 2008.

Ultimate Luxury Hotel opens in Antalya, will have more luxury than...

ISTANBUL, Turkey (eTN) - A hotel being constructed by an Azeri businessman is expected to re-define the concept of luxury in hotels throughout the globe. Mardan Istanbul Palace is Ismailov's new hotel in Antalya will cost 400 million USD to complete.

Turkey eyes Scandinavian market

Istanbul, Turkey (eTN) - Representatives of Turkey’s tourism sector have expressed their desire to tap the Scandinavian market. This development comes following Turkey’s successful participation in a tourism fair in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Turkish Airlines is a ‘star’

Istanbul, Turkey (eTN)- Turkish Airlines has become the latest member of the global airline network Star Alliance. In a ceremony held earlier in the week, the Turkish airline became the 20th member of Star Alliance, following a 16-month process that began in December 2006 when the airline signed a protocol agreement to join the grouping.

Turkish airlines add new destinations

Istanbul, Turkey (eTN) - Turkish Airlines (THY) will add 11 new international flight destinations within 2008. THY will start direct flights to Toronto (Canada), Washington (USA), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Aleppo (Syria), Birmingham (Britain), Lahore (Pakistan), Atyrau (Kazakhstan), Oran (Algeria), Lvov (Ukraine), Ufa (Russia) and Alexandria (Egypt).
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