Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier airline of Turkey, has planned to increase its flight frequencies from four weekly flights to five between Istanbul and Kathmandu from 18 September 2017.
“Considering the demand from passengers and the upcoming tourist season of Nepal, we have planned on operating five flights on the Istanbul-Kathmandu-Istanbul sector,” said Abdullah Tuncer Kececi, General manager of Turkish Airlines-Kathmandu.
He further informed that the airline has increased flight frequency to Nepal as the country has been an attractive destination among trekkers and other tourists from around the world.
The airline launched its services between Istanbul and Kathmandu since the beginning of September 2013. At present, with its 289-seater Airbus A330 aircraft, the airline operates four flights a week on this sector. Currently, it is the only carrier to connect Europe with Nepal directly. Europe has been one of the leading traditional tourist generating markets for Nepal.
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline with a fleet of 332, passenger and cargo aircraft flying to 300 destinations worldwide with 251 international and 49 domestic routes.
According to the 2017 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines, already having a six consecutive years of “Best Airline in Europe” award between 2011-2016, is also chosen as the “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the ninth consecutive times. Having won the “Best Economy Class Onboard Catering” award in 2010, Turkish Airlines was also awarded as the World’s “Best Business Class Onboard Catering” in 2013, 2014 and 2016, and 2017. Winning the “World’s Best Business Class Lounge” award in 2015 and 2017, the global carrier also picked up the World’s “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” award for the third consecutive years according to this year’s survey results.