Turkish Airlines’ aircraft covered with pictures of the airline’s staff was welcomed to Scotland’s capital Edinburgh with a water cannon salute from three directions.
- On 16 July, Turkish Airlines added Edinburgh (EDI) as the fifth UK destination the airline serves from its hub at Istanbul Atatürk (IST). Four weekly flights are now offered on the 2,900-kilometre route, which is operated using A319s. Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s CEO, underlined: “Connectivity guides everything we do and this new route is doubly exciting because of the onward connection possibilities Istanbul offers”. In addition, on 18 July, the airline launched services from Istanbul Atatürk Airport to Osh (OSS), Kirgizstan’s second-largest city. Thrice-weekly flights are offered on the 3,700-kilometre route, which also is operated with 124-seat A319s.