Turkish Airlines Resumes Stopover Service in Istanbul

Turkish Airlines is resuming its stopover accommodation service for passengers with a stopover duration of 20 hours or more in Istanbul. Launched in 2017, the stopover service was put on pause due to the pandemic. As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are lessening, Turkey’s flag carrier is resuming this service as of March 2022.

As a way for passengers with long connection times to spend quality time in Istanbul, Turkish Airlines will provide a one-night stay in a four-star hotel for economy class and a two-night stay in a five-star hotel for business class passengers, with a hotel voucher that is issued after the ticket purchase. Additionally, passengers will also have the option of staying at contracted hotels with prices starting at $49.

More than 57,000 transfer passengers from 42 countries and 108 cities had the opportunity to experience Istanbul with the airline’s stopover service to date. The scale of the project will expand to 15 new countries: Kenya, Zambia, Mozambique, Indonesia, South Korea, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Nepal, Argentina, Brazil, Panama, Colombia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. The expansion is expected to be implemented this year in order to support the tourism sector of Turkey.

The 42 countries already covered in the project include: Algeria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Greece, Ireland, India, Iran, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, the U.K. and the U.S.

For more information, visit: www.turkishairlines.com.

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