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.