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Turkish Airlines Offers Istanbul Transit Passengers Complimentary City Tours And Hotel Accommodation


Dubai, UAE,  9th December 2009: Turkish Airlines passengers with connecting flights in Istanbul will be offered a complimentary city tour if time between flights permits. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the historical sights of a city that has hosted major civilizations of the world, and the many magnificent traces that each of them has left. To arrange the tour, upon arrival at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, transit passengers are to visit the Turkish Airlines hotel desk and will then be collected by a private guide.

In addition to the city tour, passengers arriving in Istanbul on a Turkish Airlines international flight and continuing on to another destination outside of Turkey will be offered courtesy hotel accommodation. The duration of the lay-over in Istanbul must be over 7 hours for Business Class passengers and 10 hours for those travelling Economy Class, and the continuing flight must be the first scheduled connection.

“Turkey is a beautiful country combining history, rich culture and modern-day attractions, and we wish to share this with those travelling with us. Facilitating cultural exchanges and bridging ties between travelers is the best way to increase awareness about Turkey and its offerings, and this is the idea behind making available the city tours to transit passengers. The hotel accommodation offered to lay-over passengers is simply for ease of travel and convenience, and going that one step further for our guests,” said Ayse Mirza, Turkish Airlines Abu Dhabi Director.

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Turkish Airlines: Turkish Airlines was founded in May 20, 1933. The 4-star airline currently operates a fleet of 133 aircraft, serving 119 international destinations across Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, as well as the Americas. Additionally, the Istanbul Ataturk Airport based airliner serves 37 domestic destinations in Turkey. On April 1, 2008, Turkish Airlines became the 20th member of Star Alliance, the world's first and largest airline alliance.

The airline has demonstrated continued year-on-year growth with a passenger increase of 26.6 percent from 2008 to the current results of 42 weeks of 2009. One of the world's fastest growing airlines, Turkish Airlines became the 4th biggest carrier in Europe in 2009.

The airline's mission is to become a preferred leading European air carrier with global network coverage owing to a strict compliance with flight safety, reliability, product line, service quality and competitiveness, while maintaining its identity as the flag carrier of the Republic of Turkey in the civil aviation industry.

About Star Alliance: Turkish Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance network which was established in 1997. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 17,000 daily flights to 916 destinations in 160 countries.

For further information, please contact:
Ms. Afsaneh Baher
Rawaj International
Phone +971 4 3910248
Mobile +971 50 8872338

PR Date :  09-Dec-2009 

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