Turkish Airlines launches new routes to Yanbu in Saudi Arabia and Berlin in Germany

  • Turkish Airlines added two new routes to its network and took over eight routes at Ankara (ESB) from its low-cost brand Anadolujet in the last week. On 5 June, the airline launched a twice-weekly service from Izmir (ADB) on the Aegean coast to Germany’s capital airport Berlin Tegel (TXL). The seasonal service, which will operate until the end of September, competes with SunExpress’ five and Lufthansa’s four flights a week. On 11 June, the Star Alliance airline connected its Istanbul Atatürk (IST) hub with Yanbu (YNB) on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast, making it Turkish Airlines’ fifth destination in the country after Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh and Damman. Flights operate three times weekly. The routes taken over from Anadolujet are detailed in the table below.
Date Destination WF A/c Competition (WF)
9 June Amsterdam (AMS) 3 B738
10 June Brussels (BRU) 3 B738
10 June Cologne/Bonn (CGN) 3 B738 germanwings (2), Pegasus (1)
9 June Düsseldorf (DUS) 4 B738 SunExpress Deutschland (4), Pegasus (1)
9 June Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) 7 B738
9 June Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) 3 B738
9 June Tehran (IKA) 5 B738 Iran Air (2)
10 June Vienna (VIE) 4 B738 Pegasus (2)
WF: Weekly Frequency
Competition source: Innovata data for w/c 11 May 2012

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