Turkish Airlines launches Dammam flights
Riyadh, October 19, 2011
Turkish Airlines has launched its first nonstop flight to Dammam, the national carrier's fourth destination in Saudi Arabia after Jeddah, Riyadh and Madinah.
The airline will fly thrice a week from its hub in Istanbul, Ataturk Airport, departing on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, said a statement from Turkish Airlines.
The Turkish carrier currently flies to 188 destinations, including 147 international and 41 domestic, it added.
The Saudi flight will take off from Istanbul Ataturk Airport on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.55pm and land in Dammam at 1.45am the next day.
On return, the Dammam flight will take off on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 2.45am and arrive in the Turkish airport at 6.45am, it said.
Turkish Airlines is Europe’s fastest growing carrier and its Istanbul hub is rapidly becoming a key global connecting point for international travelers, the statement said.
A member of Star Alliance, Turkish Airlines offers 21,200 daily flights to 1,185 airports in 185 countries, it added.-TradeArabia News Service