AviationThe airline will increase flight frequency, introduce new flights in phases, and provide a 27.7% increase in seat availability.

Turkish Airlines adds spice to Singapore route with more seats

Turkish Airlines is expanding its services on the Singapore route due to rising demand, adding 2,632 additional seats per week.
Turkish Airlines is expanding its services on the Singapore route due to rising demand, adding 2,632 additional seats per week. Photo Credit: Adobe Stock/Cristi

Turkish Airlines has announced plans to add 2,632 additional seats per week for passengers flying the Singapore route. This move comes in response to the significant uptick in demand, with an estimated 40,000 tourists from Singapore expected to visit Türkiye in 2023.

The airline will increase the flight frequency by adding four extra weekly flights from Singapore to Istanbul, bringing the total to 14 flights per week. The additional flights will be introduced in phases, with two extra flights starting from 12 August 2023, and the third and fourth flights added from 13 September 2023. This expansion will result in a 27.7% increase in the number of available seats for passengers flying the Singapore route, providing a total of 9,492 seats each week.

Turkish Airlines chairman of the board and the executive committee, Ahmet Bolat, shared his appreciation of the longstanding relationship between Turkish Airlines and Singapore, that dates back to 1986 when Singapore became the airline's first destination in the Far East.

To further strengthen its presence in Singapore, Turkish Airlines organised a gala dinner event at Shangri-la Singapore with Singapore state officials, key stakeholders, tourist representatives, and the media in attendance. This event was part of Turkish Airlines' global activities aimed at promoting the brand worldwide.

Türkiye has become one of the world's leading travel destinations, attracting international visitors who spent over US$13 billion in 2022, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council.

As part of its efforts to promote tourism in Türkiye, Turkish Airlines offers a Stopover programme, which allows passengers to spend up to two nights in Istanbul on their connecting flights. Additionally, the airline provides the TourIstanbul programme, offering complimentary services for passengers with layovers between six and 24 hours, allowing them to explore Istanbul.

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