Istanbul-Sinop flights get under way

Turkish Airlines has added another new flight destination on its domestic routes.

Attended by Transportation Minister Binali Yıldırım, Turkish Airlines' President, Temel Kotil, Ph.D., General Director of the Turkish State Airport Authority Orhan Birdal, the governor of Sinop province, Zeki Şanal, and many members of parliament, businessmen and other invited guests, the new Sinop Airport was opened for service in a recent ceremony. Speaking at the ceremony, Turkish Airlines President Temel Kotil Ph.D. said, “We have started making three round-trip flights a week between Istanbul and Sinop. Our people can now fly from Istanbul to Sinop at fares starting from TL 89 without spending hours on the highway.” Kotil added that the Sinop route is the airline's 33rd domestic and 141st international flight destination. Transportation Minister Binali Yıldırım said that Turkey has made great progress in the field of air travel in the last five years. “We are happy to have reopened Sinop Airport, which was closed down in 2002 for lack of passengers. Sinop makes Turkey's 41st airport. The number of passengers on our domestic routes, which was only 8.5 million five years ago, is up to 32.5 million today. In other words, it has quadrupled. Air travel is the people's way of travel.” Turkish Airlines flies round trip from Istanbul to Sinop three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. For further details, 444 0 849 (THY) or www.thy.com.