Today “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) took in the first flight of the flag carrier of the Republic of Turkey- “Turkish Airlines”. By tradition, the first flight arriving from Istanbul, was met with a water arc at the airfield apron.
“We are very happy to be here today and thank you for such a warm welcome. We are proud of the fact, that today “Turkish Airlines” opens a new destination, which will unite Russia and Turkey and strengthen friendship ties between our countries. As of now, we are beginning our flights to Samara with the frequency of three times a week, but it is our intention to increase the number of flights in the future”, points out the deputy General director of “Turkish Airlines” Akhmet Olmushtur.
“We are happy to welcome the new regular carrier in the airport of Samara, I am sure, that our cooperation will be long and beneficial. This airline has many times been recognized as the best in Europe. Now the passengers of “Kurumoch” international airport have the possibility to value not only the onboard service, but also the route network of “Turkish Airlines”, which is regarded as one of the most extensive in the world”, says Konstantin Bylinin, executive director at “Kurumoch” international airport” JSC.
The schedule of “Turkish Airlines” from Samara has three direct regular flights a week. Departure from Istanbul - on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 20.30, from Samara — on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 02.05 (local time). Detailed information about the tariffs and carriage terms are available on the official web-site of the company www.turkishairlines.com.
The fleet of “Turkish Airlines” consists of 333 planes, the route network includes 249 international and 49 domestic routes. In 2016 “Turkish Airlines” was for the sixth time in a row recognized by Skytrax as the “Best airline in Europe”.