Turkish Airlines grows in double digit and launches exclusive round trip fares from Kuwait to Istanbul
Turkish Airlines recorded a double digit growth in 2014 for its premium cabins across the UAE, Qatar and Kuwait markets. Passenger growth in the airline’s Business Class, and premium economy cabin Comfort Class increased by 17.45 percent, while international-to-international transfer passengers increased by 9.05 percent compared to 2013.
Commenting on the significant growth for the airline, Adem Ceylan, Vice President Marketing & Sales for Turkish Airlines in Middle East & Cyprus, said: “Last year was comprised of several industry challenges in addition to economic constraints of the region. However our GCC market growth reflected our growth internationally where we carried 54.7 million passengers in 2014, up 13.3 percent from 48.3 million passengers for the same period of 2013.
“This was made possible through innovative pricing, enhanced products and services and careful route planning.”
Turkish Airlines, considered as Europe’s best airline, has launched exclusive round trip fares from Kuwait City to Istanbul as part of a new campaign inviting passengers to discover the delights of ‘Winter in Turkey’ while experiencing the award winning services of Turkey’s national carrier.
The promotional Return flights start from as low as 79 KWD, inclusive of all taxes, from Kuwait City to Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport. The attractive airfares are subject to availability and can be booked from now until 31 December 2014, for travel to and from Istanbul between 1 January 2015 and 31 March 2015.
Mr. Sami Aydogan, General Manager for Turkish Airlines in Kuwait, said: “With Istanbul less than a four hour flight from Kuwait, and the country offering access to winter sports for almost half the year, Turkey really is the ideal winter holiday destination. Owing to the popularity of last year’s winter campaign we are delighted to once again be offering travellers the opportunity to experience winter in Turkey.”
The ‘Winter in Turkey’ campaign highlights the country’s seasonal offering, as a playground for exhilarating sports as well as the enriching cultural experiences. Travellers can take advantage of Turkish Airlines extensive domestic connections from Istanbul to reach over 20 skiing destination in the country or simply enjoy a city break in Istanbul.
Traditional alpine hospitality is abundant in Turkey with expansive ski resorts like Bursu in the northwest famed for Mount Uludag, offering chic alpine chalets, log fires, fine dining, five star hotels and relaxing spa facilities. Erciyes is also considered one of the best mountain and winter sports resorts in the Middle East and Balkans.
Travellers with stop overs of more than six hours in Istanbul can enjoy the free ‘Touristanbul’ service to discover the incredible city. Business class passengers can experience the state-of-the art ‘Lounge Istanbul’ at Ataturk International Airport featuring award winning cuisine, a cinema, children’s playground, library, billiards area, prayer room, teleconference section and relaxation facilities.
Turkish Airlines connects travellers to more countries than any other global airline with 261 destinations across 108 countries. To take advantage of the limited winter flight offers travellers can book and view flight schedules through the website www.turkishairlines.com or visit any Turkish Airlines sales office.
As ‘Europe’s Best Airline,’ for the fourth year running at the Skytrax 2014 awards, Turkish Airlines continues to impress travellers with its award-winning service and unsurpassed country network.