Starting with the 2014 summer flight programme, Turkish Airlines is to increase its services from EuroAirport to Istanbul from seven to eleven flights weekly. In addition, flight times have been changed to allow for better connecting flights to a large number of interesting cities in the Middle and Far East, Africa and Central Asia. As of summer 2015, Turkish Airlines is planning to operate two daily flights to Istanbul to improve connections even further.
Since 1980, Turkish Airlines has been flying from EuroAirport using Airbus A320, A321 and Boeing B737-800 types of aircraft (with varied seat capacity: 12 business and 141-176 economy) seven times weekly connecting the three country region with Istanbul, the economic, cultural and historical heart of Turkey. By adding four further flights to its 2014 summer schedule, Turkish Airlines will be offering eleven frequencies a week. A new flight schedule with more convenient flight times will allow passengers to benefit from attractive connecting flights via Istanbul.
Turkish Airlines was founded in Ankara on 20 May 1933 and is today one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe. On 1 April 2008, the airline became a member of Star Alliance. In 2009, 2010 and 2011, Turkish Airlines was given the SkyTrax Award for the “Best Airline in Southern Europe”. In 2012, for the second consecutive year, Turkish Airlines received the SkyTrax awards “Best Airline Europe” and “Best Premium Economy Seats in the world” for its comfort class seats. Based on its 2013 results, Turkish Airlines has been chosen “Best Airline in Europe” for the third year running and continued to be “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the fifth consecutive year.