Turkish Airlines is to restart its Ankara International Airport to Rome Fiumicino International Airport route after a 60 year break from the service.
The carrier launched its first service in Italy in 1959 with the inaugural Ankara-Rome flight, but then stopped the route. It will operate it twice-weekly on Mondays and Thursdays from 7 January 2019.
Within the scope of summer schedule, Turkish Airlines currently operates 131 flights per week through eight destinations in Italy, including Rome, Milan, Venice, Pisa, Bologna, Naples, Catania and Bari both from Istanbul Atatürk International Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport.
The airline is getting set to move from Istanbul Atatürk to its news base at Istanbul New Airport, set to open at the end of this month and has also launched a new route to Sharjah International Airport in the UAE.
From 4 April to 26 October next year Turkish Airlines will fly the route on a daily basis.