A ribbon for Rotterdam. Ready with the scissors for Turkish Airlines’ first flight to Rotterdam on 4 March were (left to right): Mr Ferhat Yerli, General Manager for Turkish Airlines in Rotterdam; Mr Temel Kotil, CEO for Turkish Airlines; Mr Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam; Mr Arslan, Turkish Ambassador in The Netherlands; and Mr Roland Wondolleck, Director of Rotterdam The Hague Airport. Also posing for a commemorative photo were the flight crew of the first flight.
- Turkish Airlines continues to add new spokes to its world-beating hub at Istanbul Atatürk (IST). The latest airport to join the network is Rotterdam (RTM), the airline’s second destination in the Netherlands after Amsterdam, which welcomed its first flight on 4 March. The 2,220-kilometre route will be served four times weekly, normally using 737-800s, although the inaugural flight was performed by one of the airline’s slightly larger A321s. Find out how Rotterdam's FTWA measured up against its global peers.