Turkish Airlines makes entry into Australia

Turkish Airlines has joined the Australian market, with its first flight recently landing in Melbourne.

The national flag carrier of Türkiye touched down in the Victorian capital on 2 March, 2024, having flown from Istanbul.

The arrival of Turkish Airlines in Australia means Melbourne now directly serves a European-based airline, giving Australians access to 346 destinations in 130 countries through the carrier.

It will fly the Instanbul-Melbourne route three times a week via Changi International Airport in Singapore.

“This ensures Victorian residents and businesses can stay connected with family, friends and clients around the world,” says Melbourne Airport CEO Lorie Argus.

“Melbourne is proudly home to the largest Turkish population in Australia so we expect these flights will prove particularly popular with people looking to visit friends and relatives.”

Turkish Airlines is also looking at expanding its service to Sydney by the end of 2024.

“Australia, with its breathtaking landscapes and warm-hearted people, now becomes the 130th country to join our expansive network, signifying our presence across six continents,” says Professor Ahmet Bolat, chairman of the board and executive committee of Turkish Airlines.

“We invite Australians to visit and enjoy all delights Türkiye has to offer.

“Our country is where ancient history, vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes and tantalising cuisine converge to create a destination unlike any other.”

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