Phuket has become the 300th destination of Turkish Airlines.
The Istanbul-based carrier inaugurated its direct flights to Phuket, Thailand — one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the world – Monday. The airline, which flies to more destinations than any other airline in the world, started operating four weekly flights to Phuket from Monday itself, a statement issued by the airline stated.
“The inaugural flight from Istanbul landed at 8.55 am in the Phuket International Airport (HKT) and was welcomed by the customary water cannon salutes in a formal ceremony,” the statement read.
Giving his remarks during the launching ceremony, deputy chairman and CEO of Turkish Airlines Bilal Eksi, said: “Turkish Airlines is excited to be bringing more value and connectivity to its passengers through its ever expanding network. As an award-winning airline that invites people to explore the beauties of our world, it was a natural choice for us to decide on Phuket as our next destination.”
Turkish Airlines has also made introductory round trip fares available from Istanbul to Phuket, starting from US$ 569 (including taxes and fees). The flights will be operated on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, the airline airline added.
Furthermore, Miles&Smiles members will be able to upgrade their paid economy class tickets up to 22,500 miles, instead of 45,000, one-way flights by December 31, 2017, according to the statement.