Turkish Airlines will start double daily services on Boeing 737-800s between Birmingham and Istanbul from 31 March next year in response to growing demand for flights.
The first service each day will leave Birmingham Airport at 10.40h arriving in to Istanbul at 16.35h, with the second flight departing at 17.00h from Birmingham and arriving in to Istanbul at 22.55h (all local times).
Birmingham Airport acting aviation director, Tom Screen said: “Responding to the increased demand for passengers flying to Istanbul from Birmingham Airport means the airline is listening and reacting to the needs of the customer, creating more flexibility for passengers travelling on the popular route.”
Turkish Airlines general manager in Birmingham, Omer Faruk Alier added: “We are pleased to announce that due to the popularity of the route we will be adding extra two flights per week, making a total of 14 flights each week from Birmingham to our hub in Istanbul and beyond from summer 2019.
“We look forward to welcoming even more people from across Birmingham and the surrounding regions onboard our planes and giving everyone a further opportunity to widen their world with Turkish Airlines through this increase.”