Turkish Airlines announced on Thursday the launch of daily flights to Dubai from "Sabiha Gokcen" International Airport in Istanbul, increasing the capacity between the two cities.
According to a press release distributed by Turkish Airlines in Dubai, it will start flights from the second international airport in Istanbul - Sabiha Gokcen - to Dubai, as of this December 25.
Turkish Airlines, the national carrier in the country, and the best carrier in Europe for the fifth year in a row, at present, operates 14 weekly flights to Dubai from its operations center, in the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul.
The statement pointed out that the new flights will contribute to the introduction of seven additional flights per week to and from the "Sabiha Gokcen" airport, located on the Asian side of the city, bringing the capacity of the carrier on the line to Dubai by about 50%.
The statement pointed out that the Turkish carrier, will increase its weekly flights to 10 flights each week between Dubai and Turkish airport itself, as of March 2016, bringing the number of flights and capacity on this line.
Turkish Airlines occupies seventh place in terms of the number of international travelers, last year, and the 13th place in the capacity of the world, and also the center in operating income sector, and the 10th place in the operating profit, according to global rankings.
Until the third quarter of 2015, passengers who traveled by Turkish carrier from UAE increased about 2.2% to about 320 thousand, compared with the corresponding period of 2014.
According to the statement of Turkish Airlines, will offer additional flights greater opportunities for travelers who continue their trips to Europe, the Middle East, and other parts of Asia, also allows travel to the "Sabiha Gokcen" for travelers, access to Turkish views known, such as the stock exchange, and Bodrum, and Ankara airport, and Samson, and Antalya, and others.
Turkish Airlines Founded in 1933, with a fleet consisting of five aircraft only, the company has grown to become today a global airline, with a fleet of 298 passenger and cargo aircraft and flies to 280 destinations worldwide, including 238 international destinations and 42 domestic destinations.