Turkish Airlines Expands Its UAE Reach with New Route from Sharjah International Airport
The April 2019 launch reinforces the airlines status of flying to more international destinations than any other in the world
Turkish Airlines has announced another milestone in its international expansion with the launch of direct flights between Sharjah and its Istanbul hub. With existing services from Dubai International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport (cargo flights), and Abu Dhabi International Airport, Turkish Airlines’ new Sharjah route marks its fourth destination into the UAE.
Turkish Airlines started its journey into the UAE more than 38 years ago with the first flights operating to/from Abu Dhabi since 1981. The first Turkish Airlines flight to/from Dubai inaugurated over 36 years ago.
Flights from Sharjah International Airport will be operated 7 times a week in both directions, with the inaugural flight departing on April 5th, 2019.
Customers can book a ticket from Sharjah to Istanbul for a price as low as 999 AED for economy and 5,999 AED for business class, flights from Sharjah to Europe for prices starting from 1,500 AED, or to the Americas for prices starting from 2,600 AED if the booking is made before 31st of March, for trips until 3rd of July.
All passengers booking a flight from Sharjah International Airport in February, with the departure in April, will earn 1,000 miles for each ticket.
The new route bolsters Turkish Airlines status as the airline that flies to the most destinations in the world, strengthening its identity as a leading global airline with one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the world. The flight carrier now serves a total of 306 destinations across 124 countries, including recently announced routes to Lusaka, and Banjul.
“Our aim with this new route is to meet the rising demand for greater international travel options into and out of Sharjah,” commented Ahmet Olmuştur, Chief Marketing Officer of Turkish Airlines. “The UAE is known for being a travel-hungry part of the world, and now, more customers can capitalize on Turkish Airlines’ unparalleled network of destinations as we continue to explore even more new routes. Turkish Airlines will be the only airline to fly between its new home base, Istanbul Airport and Sharjah.”
Sharjah flight times as scheduled from April 5th, 2019:
Sharjah flight destinations price list from April 5th, 2019:
SHJ – London
SHJ – Paris
SHJ – Algeria
SHJ – Tunis
SHJ – Athens
SHJ – Munich
SHJ – Rome
SHJ- Cappadocia (Nevsehir)
SHJ – Trabzon
SHJ – Izmir
SHJ – Antalya
SHJ – Cyprus
SHJ – Dalaman
About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 333 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 306 worldwide destinations as 257 international and 49 domestic, in 124 countries. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,800 daily flights to over 1,300 airports in 193 countries. Further connecting flights are offered by Star Alliance Connecting Partner, Juneyao Airlines.