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Turkish Airlines (THY) will stop serving alcoholic beverages in business class during domestic flights except when flying to six specific destination points, claiming the demand was too low.

After surveying the preferences of passengers over the last year, Turkish Airlines has decided to remove alcoholic drinks from the service menu except during flights to İstanbul, İzmir, Bodrum, Dalaman, Antalya and Ankara.

Alcoholic beverages used to be served to business class passengers aboard domestic flights up until last week. Planes flying domestic routes will now not stock alcoholic beverages on board as part of austerity measures regarding service goods.

Recently, THY aroused public criticism with several passengers having reported that when they asked for alcoholic drinks the cabin crew denied their requests, saying that alcohol had been forgotten to be loaded with the plane’s cargo.

Turkish Airlines currently offers alcoholic drinks to both economic and business class passengers on international flights except en route to Iran and some Arab countries as demand is low.

February/11/2013

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