Turkish Airlines operates to 10 US cities out of its base in Istanbul (the Turkish Airlines website may claim that the airline flies to "208 different locations in United States" but that's simply untrue) and this month sees Turkish Airlines boosting services to 5 of those 10 cities as the airline begins to approach the service levels it offered before the pandemic ruined world travel.
The latest schedule update from Turkish Airlines sees the airline planning to restart services to three US cities and ramping up services to a further four US cities that it currently serves. Here's what you need to know about the airline's new schedule
Turkish Airlines has been on a bit of a fleet regeneration spree of late with new 787-9 Dreamliners joining the airline from earlier this year and with new Airbus A350-900 aircraft set to join in 1Q 2020. Up until now Los Angeles hadn't been set to get service from either of the airline's new aircraft but a recent schedule update appears to have changed all that.
We've had rumors and leaks for quite a few months now but we now finally have confirmation of what Turkish Airlines' new long-haul Business Class seat will look like....and it's what we've been expecting for some time.
While the rest of the aviation world has been focusing on the big 3 Middle Eastern Airlines and the inroads they've been making into the global markets, Turkish Airlines has quietly been going about it's business largely unnoticed. The airline is still relatively small compared to some of the behemoths out there (like American Airlines) but it serves more counties than any other airline - 113 at the last count I saw.
These are like some of those great fares that I normally find for departures from anywhere other than the UK. Finding business class fares like these from other EU countries isn't too uncommon but to find these fares for departures from London is pretty good and not that common at all.
News that Turkish Airlines have brought back a great Business Class fare to Bangkok for departures from Stockholm. The fare appears to be valid for most of 2016 with availability wide open for most months. If Stockholm doesn't quite work for you as a departure point there are some slightly more expensive fares from other cities too.
After finding a number of good business class fares to Singapore yesterday (posted here and here) it looks like there are yet more good deals to be had - this time on Star Alliance members Turkish Airlines and SWISS.
I'm not sure if this is "announcement season" or if it's because the heads of the Star Alliance airlines have all been meeting up in Warsaw...