AnadoluJet launched operations to Erbil in Iraq on 21 March, with it beginning three times weekly flights from Gaziantep and Diyarbakir, both flown using 737-800s. To commemorate the inaugural flights, the Iraq airport baked a cake to celebrate. Among those cutting the cake was Şamil Karakaş, SVP Regional Flights, Turkish Airlines/AnadoluJet (centre right). When referencing OAG Schedules Analyser data, neither route will face direct competition.
- AnadoluJet, a fully-owned subsidiary of Turkish Airlines, launched two new routes on 21 March, with it connecting Gaziantep (GZT) and Diyarbakir (DIY) with Erbil (EBL) in Iraq. The carrier, which operated the inaugural flights on a Thursday, will offer a three times weekly service on both 583- and 378-kilometre sectors on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays this summer, with neither route poised to face direct competition. The carrier will use its 737-800s on the sectors. When referencing OAG Schedules Analyser data, this is AnadoluJet’s only operation outside of Turkey after North Cyprus.