Turkish Airlines to start direct Istanbul-Phuket flights
BANGKOK - Anadolu AgencyTurkish Airlines will in the summer start flights to the Thai island of Phuket, a world leading tourist spot, the company’s manager in Thailand said on May 23.
The company’s executive in Thailand, Abdullah Ahmet Tuğcu, told journalists that the first flight to Phuket from Istanbul will be on July 17.
“We will open the Phuket line this year. Our first expedition from Istanbul to Phuket will be on July 17,” Tuğcu said, adding that there would be four flights a week.
He also noted that Turkish Airlines offered 14 flights a week to the capital of Thailand, Bangkok, and two flights a day.
Tuğcu said passengers could also fly the Bangkok-Saigon line via Turkish Airlines.
He said the abolition of tourist visas between Turkey and Thailand in 2012 had considerably boosted passenger traffic.
“As of November, we scheduled two flights in a day in the winter season for the first time,” Tuğcu added.
Turkish Airlines currently flies to 116 countries, more than any other airline.