Tag Archives | Turkish Airlines

AnadoluJet starts Flights to Erbil

By John Lee. A Turkish airline will start new services from Diyarbakir and Gaziantep to Erbil from 21st March. AnadoluJet, a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines, plans to offer three flights per week to each location. (Source: AnadoluJet)

Turkey to Lift Ban on Flights to Sulaymaniyah

By John Lee. Turkey’s ban on flights to Sulaymaniyah, in Iraqi Kurdistan, will reportedly be lifted. The country's Transport Minister, Cahit Turhann told Anadolu Agency: "Turkish Airlines will resume its flights from Istanbul to Sulaymaniyah [on Friday], seven flights a week." According to Rudaw, Ankara has delayed the resumption of flights until Saturday due to technical […]

Turkish Airlines Launches New Iraq Route

By John Lee. Turkish Airlines is to launches regular flights from Istanbul to Basra from 2nd March. TK308 will depart from Istanbul at 05:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, arriving at Basra at 09:10. The return TK309 flight leaves Basra at 10:10 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays. (Source: Rus Tourism News)

Turkish Airlines Adds Baghdad Flights

By John Lee. Turkish Airlines has announced that it has added a new flight destination operated between Baghdad and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Beginning October 25th, roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Baghdad will be operated 2 times per week in both directions till November 23rd, and will be daily as from that: (Source: Turkish […]

Turkish Airlines Adds Erbil Flights

By John Lee. Turkish Airlines has added Erbil to its list of flight destinations operated from/to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Beginning July 20th, roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Erbil are being operated four times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; from September 16th, flights will be increased to 7 per week. (Source: […]

Flights Suspended After Airplane Shooting

By John Lee. Several airlines have suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after bullets hit an airplane as it was landing at Baghdad International Airport. Reuters reports that two passengers were slightly injured when three or four bullets hit the body of a flydubai plane carrying 154 passengers on Monday evening. It was not known […]

Hopes of More Flights Between Turkey and Basra

Turkish Airlines hopes to increase the number of flights between Turkey and Basra from four to seven per week. Farouk Qaimagja, of the Turkish Consulate in Basra, told AKnews: "We are working seriously to reach this number of flights per week. We hope that this will be achieved as soon as possible through the cooperation […]

Turkish Airlines Increases to 4 flights/week to Basra

Turkish Airlines increased its flights between Basra and Istanbul to four per week, according to Aswat al-Iraq. The Turkish consulate in Basra said there will be flights between the two cities on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on 4th March. "Basra is strategically important, and the fourth air bridge will underline to the Turkish […]

First Direct Flight from Istanbul to Najaf

Turkish Airlines operated its first direct flight from Istanbul to Najaf on Tuesday. AKnews reports that the plane carried Turkish businessmen to the holy city. The airline will operate three flights from Istanbul to Najaf every week with plans to increase the number of flights gradually to reach 7 flights per week. Head of Najaf […]

Turkish Airlines Now Flies to Erbil

Several Kurdistan Regional Government ministers joined Turkey’s Minister of Finance Mehmet Şimşek and other officials at a ceremony to celebrate Turkish Airlines’ first flight into Erbil International Airport today. Turkish Airlines’ first flight from Istanbul to the Kurdistan Region’s capital of Erbil arrived at 11.40 this morning, carrying more than 40 businessmen who were the […]

Turkish Airlines Opens New Iraqi Routes

A member of Najaf provincial council announced on Friday that Turkish Airlines will run four flights a week between Istanbul and Najaf airport, increasing to seven flight s a week from next month when services to five other Iraqi airports will begin. Abdul Hussein Abtan told AKnews that the civil aviation authorities in Iraq and […]