Today, global carrier Turkish Airlines announced its plans to contribute significantly to inbound tourism in Turkey, promising a ‘hot’ summer season in 2022 by flying millions of tourists to some of Turkey’s most beautiful cities.
The airline plans to increase its volume with many direct flights scheduled for the high season. According to the statement, Turkish Airlines expects to combine short travel times with high comfort so that the new direct flights will be a determining factor when foreign tourists decide where to vacation.
Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat, commented, “Our tourism destinations are centers of attraction for the region with their unparalleled natural beauty and trusted tourism standards. Flight demands from all over the world are increasing even more as the summer season is approaching. As the flag carrier airline, we are aiming to bring foreign tourists with Turkey as their destination to the south of our country with direct flights and the comfort of Turkish Airlines. We will continue to proudly fly our flag while contributing to the economy of our country with our direct flights.”
Planning carefully by analyzing the travel demands of its guests, the global carrier will operate a record number of tourism-focused flights throughout the summer of 2022. While in 2019, the airline’s most successful year before COVID, Turkish Airlines operated 83 flights to 30 destinations in Turkey alone. Now it is gearing up to operate 140 direct flights to 38 destinations in Turkey over the same period in 2022.
Another airline contributing to this increase in inbound tourism is AnadoluJet, which started its international flights in 2020. The airline will carry tourists to holiday destinations in the Mediterranean and Aegean, with 248 weekly flights from 39 destinations abroad.
At the forefront of the high demand for summer travel are tourists from Israel, the UK, Germany, Lebanon, and Russia.