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TOURISM >Turkey further extends scope of jet fuel subsidies to revive tourism

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Turkey’s government has extended $6,000 fuel subsidies to two more airports as part of an undertaking to boost the country’s tourism sector.

According to a notice published in the Official Gazette on April 5, the subsidies will also be extended to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Erzurum Airport.

The $6,000 subsidy per charter flight will be offered until the end of this year to A group travel agencies carrying passengers on airplanes through the Istanbul’s airports.

The subsidies for Erzurum Airport will be applicable for both charter and scheduled flights.  

Airlines have already received $6,000 per flight when flying to airports in the Mediterranean resort of Antalya, Antalya’s Alanya, the Aegean resorts of Dalaman, Bodrum and İzmir, as well as the Central Aegean province of Kütahya. 

In February, the subsidies were also extended to airports in the Black Sea provinces of Trabzon, Ordu-Giresun, and Samsun’s Çarşamba, the Aegean province of Denizli, the Mediterranean province of Isparta and the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir.

Turkey’s vital tourism industry accounts for around 4.5 percent of the country’s $800 billion economy.

April/05/2017

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