Turkish Airlines has doubled its services out of Birmingham Airport to Istanbul.
The service, which now runs twice a day, means that the total number of services between the two airports has risen to 14 per week.
This latest increase follows an increase in services every years since the airline started operating out of Birmingham eight years ago.
This will see greater choice for passengers, which from Istanbul offers 289 onward global connections.
Speaking about the latest increase out of Birmingham Airport, Selim Ozturk, General Manager for Birmingham, Turkish Airlines, said, “Birmingham Airport is a hugely successful base for us and we have grown significantly over the past eight years. This double daily announcement gives passengers even more choice and with 289 onward destinations via Istanbul throughout the Middle East, the Far East and Africa, Birmingham Airport really is the gateway to the world with our award winning airline.”
Whilst Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive, Birmingham Airport, added, “I congratulate the Turkish Airlines team on doing a great job here in the region and increasing passenger numbers year-on-year, and for further committing to Birmingham Airport and the wider region.
“Turkish Airlines is an award winning carrier and long-standing partner of ours which has gone from strength to strength serving hundreds of thousands of passengers from our catchment. The Turkish Airlines in-flight product is first class and extremely popular with its customers, which is demonstrated by more and more people choosing to experience the service, reliability and affordability it offers from Birmingham and beyond.”