Wednesday 21, October 2015

Dubai – MENA Herald: Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s national carrier and Europe’s best airline*, is allowing travellers to enjoy autumn and winter in Istanbul by offering residents of  Bahrain, KSA, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE, special fares to Turkey’s most historic city for travel between November 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016.

The airline’s discounted offer, available for purchase until October 31, 2015, will encourage tourists to travel for business or leisure, and experience the wonders of the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, in addition to the joys of Turkish cuisine and life along the stunning Bosphorus River.

Base fares from the UAE start at AED 1,224; from Kuwait at KWD 69; in Qatar at QAR 1540; in KSA from SAR 957, from Oman at OMR 148.5, in Bahrain at BHD 110.  Turkish Airlines offers travellers direct flights to Istanbul from all the GCC countries.

Adem Ceylan, Vice President, Sales, Middle East and Cyprus, Turkish Airlines, said: “This timely campaign allows GCC travelers to see a whole new side of Istanbul. A unique city, Istanbul is truly beautiful in the autumn and winter months, when it is cooler and less crowded. By offering our valued customers a special incentive, we are allowing visitors to have a genuine Turkish experience in a city which is culturally familiar to them.”

Istanbul is becoming an increasingly popular travel destination for GCC travelers, who are known to like short-medium haul destinations for holidays throughout the year.  With the GCC region contributing up to 5% of Turkey’s tourism revenue, the country continues to see strong year-on-year growth in GCC visitors, according to the Turkish Consulate General Cultural and Information Office.

The discounted air fares are available across Business, Comfort and Economy cabins. A full timetable of Turkish Airlines flights to Istanbul and beyond is available online at where customers can find the lowest fares and book, pay and check-in online for their flights.