Turkish Airlines celebrates 88 Years in the sky and 40 years in the UAE


Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline, celebrates its 40th year anniversary of flying to the UAE in synergy with the UAE’s Golden Jubilee celebrations. The airline, established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircrafts launched its first Middle East flight to Beirut and Cairo in 1951 and the first TK flight landed in Abu Dhabi on January 7, 1981 with the route relaunching again on January 25, 2006. 

The first flight to Dubai was operated on November 5, 1983, while the Sharjah route was launched on April 11, 2019 with daily flights.

In addition ; Anadolujet operated its first UAE flight on December 20, 2020 by operating daily flights.

Currently Turkish Airlines operates 28 weekly flights to UAE (21 weekly flights between Istanbul Airport and Dubai Airport, 3 weekly flights between Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Dubai Airport and 4 weekly flights between Istanbul Airport and Abu Dhabi Airport.

Top Copyright Photo: Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-8F2 WL TC-JVR (msn 60030) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 955938.

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