Turkish Airlines to start Boston-Istanbul route next year
Turkish Airlines has announced its decision to start Boston-Istanbul service beginning May 2014. The airline plans to operate nonstop flights to Logan International Airport. With this service, the airport will be credited with operating the only nonstop flight to the Middle East.
The carrier will operate Airbus A330-300 on this new route. This aircraft comprises a seating capacity for 289 passengers. Initially the 10 and a half hour flight will operate five times a week and beginning June 2014 will switch to daily service.
The airline’s decision has been unanimously praised by the locals and government officials of Turkey. The new service will give passengers the option to book plane tickets for direct connections with Boston. The city has become the airline’s sixth destination in the United States.
Governor Deval Patrick expressed his happiness over the news. He said that nonstop flights between these two cities would boost Istanbul’s tourism. He further added that the city is looking forward to new growth channels and international investments to flow with the new service.
The airline has launched introductory fares to celebrate this launch. Tickets for Boston-Istanbul route can be purchased for as low as $684* roundtrip.
The carrier has been rapidly expanding its operations to various destinations across the world. At present, it operates flights to 237 destinations worldwide.
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