Turkish Airlines launches flights to Colombo
Turkish Airlines, a pioneer in commercial aviation entered the Sri
Lankan market, offering many novel services in the world.
The airline operate flights directly from Colombo to Istanbul for the
One of the first carriers to introduce an in-flight chef, Turkish
Airlines is also currently ranked number two for best economy class
Pership Holidays is the appointed GSA for Turkish Airlines in Sri
Lanka and initially the route will see five flights a week.
Connecting over 271 destinations across 96 countries around the
world, the introduction of the Colombo route supports Europe's growing
interest in Sri Lanka as a holiday destination. Rated by Lonely Planet
as the best place to travel to in 2013, Sri Lanka is fast emerging as
one of the best value destinations.
In 2012 alone, 38.2 million travellers chose Turkish Airlines as
their preferred option due to its 'Four-Star' ranking and class options
which includes the unique 'Comfort Class' that brings together the best
of Economy and Business classes.
Turkish Airlines plans to operate from Colombo on Monday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Sunday, arriving at 1510 local time (LT) and departure; the
same day at 2140 LT; arrival in Istanbul the next day at 0545 LT.
The initial flights will operate as
Istanbul/Male/Colombo/Male/Istanbul and from Istanbul the airline offers
convenient flights to the US, Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavian
countries and the CIS.