Hollywood legned Morgan Freeman is to become the new brand ambassador for Turkish Airlines. The Turkish flag-carrier announced that Freeman will be its new face to represent the brand in the United States.
In order to enhance passenger security, Turkish Airlines produced a new in-flight safety video featuring filmmaker and social media phenomenon Zach King. With the significant growth in the number of first time or irregular travellers over the recent years, Turkish Airlines chose to leverage illusions to improve the safety level on-board.
Turkish Airlines has introduced its new mobile application to passengers. Designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience for mobile users, it provides high quality visuals of destinations that Turkish Airlines flies to. Users can buy tickets, make reservations and check-in as well as manage their Miles&Smiles account and follow live departures and arrivals statuses – all via real time updates.
The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted the restrictions on flight arrivals from Turkey. Following political unrest in the country on Friday, the FAA had barred all airline carriers, regardless of country of registry, from flying into the United States from Turkey, either directly or via a third country.
Turkish Airlines has added two more nations to its global reach by launching new routes to Bogota, Columbia’s capital, and Panama City, capital of Panama. These new routes join Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Toronto, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Boston, Montreal, San Francisco and Miami as Turkish Airlines rapidly grows its presence in the Western Hemisphere.
Royal Brunei Airlines has signed a codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines which allows for passengers to connect from Bandar Seri Begawan to Istanbul via Dubai. The agreement was signed in Antalya, Turkey, by Karam Chand, Royal Brunei chief commercial officer and Ahmet Bolat, Turkish Airlines chief investment and technology officer.
Turkish Airlines has confirmed it will grow the number of weekly flights from Edinburgh Airport to Istanbul to ten flights per week. The increase indicates the popularity of the airline as Edinburgh gets ready to implement the additional flights from March 27th, 2016.
Turkish Airlines has signed a codeshare deal with Hawaiian Airlines, expanding options for customers to travel more conveniently from Turkey to Hawaii via Far East points. The agreement allows Turkish Airlines to put its “TK” booking code on Hawaiian’s daily flights between Osaka, Japan and Honolulu and HA’s five-times weekly service between Honolulu and Seoul, Korea.
Turkish Airlines has launched fights to Port Louis and Antananarivo in Mauritius and Madagascar.
Turkish Airlines has firmed-up a commitment for the purchase of 20 additional A321neo aircraft. The airline already has 72 A321neo on order and is now again renewing its confidence in the A321neo as the aircraft of choice to boost its expansion.
Turkish Airlines has signed a partnership agreement with the Petra Development & Tourism Authority. The agreement was signed in the presence of Nayef Al-Fayez, Jordan minister of tourism and antiquities, Mohammad Al-Nawafleh, the chief commissioner of the Petra Development & Tourism Authority and Ahmet Olmuştur, Turkish Airline chief marketing officer.