The AnadoluJet brand, which is part of Turkish Airlines, will go international on 29th March with the launch of new global flights from Ankara Esenboğa Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport.

The announcement of the expansion was made at a pre-launch event staged at Swissotel Al Ghurair in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, which was attended by more than 50 representatives from as many as 25 agencies.

These agencies included the likes of dnata Travel, BCD Travel, Orient Travel Services and Kanoo Travel.

The expanded flight network of the airline will take its service quality overseas, and will include 10 weekly flights with affordable rates to Dubai.

The new service is to be available between Dubai and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport from AED890.

Flights are operated by experienced Turkish Airlines cockpit and cabin crew, and new international routes from AnadoluJet are to be introduced that cover 27 destinations in as many as 17 different countries.

The airline will then be operating in a total of 70 destinations within 20 countries.

The fleet size is also set to grow to 57 aircraft and the brand will expand overseas.

AnadoluJet has been operating for 12 years now since 2008 and will continue to expand internationally while still providing high-quality standards at affordable prices, something for which Turkish Airlines has acquired a global reputation.

These standards include free baggage allowance and complimentary on-board catering from Turkish DO&CO in addition to a number of other desirable extra services intended to make the experience of travel more comfortable and convenient for passengers.

The entire operational processes of AnadoluJet, including technical maintenance and ground services, will be covered by the stamp of approval from Turkish Airlines.

Said Samil Karakas, Turkish Airlines’ senior vice president for regional flights and head of AnadoluJet, says that millions of passengers have travelled with the company and that from 29th March, the doors will open to the UAE plus other international destinations.

The expansion means that the warm Turkish hospitality provided by the airline can be offered to many more passengers, who will be able to choose from comfortable travel options provided at economical prices.

The sub-brand of the 87-year-old national Turkish flag carrier, which has become a symbol of the nation’s hospitality, is intended to increase this position with the new international flights.

The flights will operate from the Anatolian side in Istanbul and provide an alternative to flights that Turkish Airlines operates from its Istanbul Airport hub on the city’s European side.

AnadoluJet will become a meeting point for international passengers, with the new overseas expansion creating advantageous flight options to link cities all over the world, according to Karakas.

All the aircraft only provide economy class seating, and passenger capacity will be expanded by as much as 22%, providing a further 1.2m affordable seats to travellers.

Anyone travelling with the airline or any other airline in or out of the UAE should take out travel insurance to guarantee financial protection from unexpected occurrences such as postponed or cancelled flights.


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