Turkish Airlines to restart Ankara-Rome direct flights after 60 years

Turkish Airlines to restart Ankara-Rome direct flights after 60 years

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Turkish Airlines to restart Ankara-Rome direct flights after 60 years

Turkey’s national flag carrier will resume its two-way Ankara-Rome direct flights in 2019, the airlines announced on Oct. 17.

Turkish Airlines—which launched its first service in Italy in 1959—will restart its operations between the two capital cities after 60 years of hiatus, the airlines said in a statement.

The two-way flights—to be operative twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays—will be effective as of Jan. 7, 2019.

“Within the scope of summer schedule, Turkish Airlines currently operates 131 flights per week through eight destinations in Italy, including Rome, Milan, Venice, Pisa, Bologna, Naples, Catania and Bari both from Istanbul Atatürk International Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport,” the carrier said.

The airline operates direct flights to Rome and Milan from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, it added.

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