Local air carriers link Istanbul to new spots

Local air carriers link Istanbul to new spots

Local air carriers link Istanbul to new spots

Pegasus has launched Bahrain flights, a day before THY began to fly to French province of Bordeaux. Company photo

Turkish Airlines (THY) and Pegasus airlines, Turkey’s two largest air carriers, have added new destinations to their programs, boosting Istanbul’s connections with the East and the West.

While state-run THY launched its sixth destination in France by inaugurating flights to Bordeaux, the country’s largest private airliner Pegasus celebrated its first flight to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

THY commenced its flights to Bordeaux from Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on June 13 with a ceremony in the French province. The ceremony marked its first flight to the city and the organization’s 254th destination, of which 211 are based internationally.

THY will provide flights to Bordeaux four days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The duration of the flight is nearly three hours.

Low-cost private carrier Pegasus, meanwhile, expanded its network by inaugurating flights to Bahrain, which is located in the Persian Gulf.

Pegasus flights to Bahrain will run three days a week leaving London Stansted at 12:55 p.m., connecting at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport, and then departing to Bahrain International Airport at 10:15 p.m. The flight will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and will arrive at Bahrain at 02:05 a.m., the company announced.