Turkish Airlines today launched its first nonstop flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Al Basrah which is the airline’s 3rd flight destination in Iraq after Baghdad and Arbil. The first flight to Al Basrah has departed at 7:00am (TK798) with the Boeing 737/800 aircraft. The flights are scheduled to depart two times per week on Thursdays and Saturdays. Turkish Airlines will increase the frequency of the Al Basrah flights from 2 to 3 (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) and the flights will be operated via Necef by 5th July 2011.
Turkish Airlines also launched its flight to Naples in Italy today. The flights to Naples are scheduled to depart three times per week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The frequency will increase from 3 to 5 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) by 2nd August 2011.
Roundtrip airfares from Istanbul to Al Basrah will be on sale with the reduced prices starting from 275 Euros, from Istanbul to Naples starting from 180 Euros including taxes and fees for the travels starting before 31st August 2011.