Turkish Airlines launches Istanbul Bosphorus Experience
The airline said in a statement on Oct. 19 that the program will provide Bosphorus cruise tours to business-class passengers who have a transfer time of seven or more hours in Istanbul before they continue their trip to their target destinations.
“Passengers can now discover and enjoy the cultural facets of Istanbul first-hand,” said Ahmet Olmuştur, Turkish Airlines chief marketing officer.
“Within the framework of this service, passengers will be welcomed by a guide and receive a Prime Class welcoming when they arrive at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport,” the carrier stated.
A guide will take the passengers to the ports of the Eminönü or Karaköy neighborhoods, where guests will have the opportunity to tour the Bosphorus in a private cruise.
“After the tour, an array of the most famous samples from the legendary Ottoman cuisine [either breakfast, lunch or dinner] will be offered to the passengers, at the historical Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel,” the carrier added.
Turkish Airlines was ranked Best Airline in Southern Europe, Best Business Class Onboard Catering, World’s Best Business Class Lounge, and Best Business Class Dining Lounge in this year’s Skytrax World Airline Awards.