Turkish Airlines begins service to Aqaba, Jordan
221st destination of Turkish Airlines adds to 98 countries – the largest country-network for an airline
Istanbul, Turkey; April 29, 2013: Turkish Airlines, the national carrier of Turkey and Europe’s best airline, has started flying to Aqaba, Jordan as its 221st destination, connecting Middle East travellers to the largest country network for any airline in the world.
Turkish Airlines currently operates flights from Istanbul to Aqaba 3 times a week, the second destination for the airline in Jordan, where operations currently exist to the capital city of Amman.
The flights from Aqaba to Istanbul (TK819) depart every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 04.45 LMT to reach Istanbul at 07.15 LMT.
The introductory round trip fares available from Istanbul to Aqaba start at 90 JOD (99 Euros), including taxes and fees.
To view the flight schedules visit www.TurkishAirlines.com or visit any Turkish Airlines sales office.
Turkish Airlines recently announced Houston, the airline’s 5th city in America, as its 220th destination and remains the only airline which provides four-star service quality across all service-classes in Europe.
About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member, Turkish Airlines is today a four star airline with a fleet of 212 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 221 cities around the world, comprised of 36 domestic and 184 international destinations. One of the fastest growing airline companies, Turkish Airlines has received several “Passengers Choice Awards” from the consumer ranking group, Skytrax. Based on 2011 and 2012 results, Turkish Airlines has been chosen as the winner of “Best Airline Europe”, “Best Premium Economy Seats” for its Comfort Class seats and “Best Airline Southern Europe”. It has also received awards for its catering and holds a coveted 4-star designation, putting the airline in a small group of top quality carriers. Turkish Airlines was also given the Skytrax designation of “World’s Best Economy Class On-board Catering” in 2010, and Skyscanner’s “Best On-board Food 2011”. Long haul Business Class passengers also enjoy the Flying Chef service on-board.
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 recognised 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 New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, AviancaTaca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines ,Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. EVA Air have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,329 airports in 194 countries.