Feb 27, 2024

Turkish Airlines adds Melbourne to its flight network

Turkish Airlines adds Melbourne to its flight network

KATHMANDU, Jan 24:Turkish Airlines is expanding its route network by adding Australia, a popular destination that has been on its list for flight network. 

Turkish Airlines plans to start three weekly flights to Melbourne, its 346th destination in 130 countries, beginning on March 15, 2024. This new route not only expands the airline's already outstanding worldwide presence, but it also plays an important role in promoting tourism and trade between Turkey and Australia. The Istanbul-Melbourne route, which passes through Singapore, is expected to bring thousands of people annually, considerably contributing to economic and cultural interchange between the two countries.

According to the statement, the flights will begin on March 15, and the airline has provided a special launch pricing for airfares booked between January 19 and April 15 for travel between March 15 and May 15.

Turkish Airlines' special launch pricing for Melbourne to Istanbul flights is 1499 AUD, while Istanbul to Melbourne tickets cost 1199 USD. 

 

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, said: “Today is an important day for us. We have realised our goal of reaching the continent of Australia, which we have been successfully working on for a while, with the confirmed flight date. 

We have a significant global value that distinguishes us from our competitors as we are the airline that flies to more countries than any other in the world. Maintaining this valuable mission is a very strong motivation that drives us to work harder, more devotedly, and with more enthusiasm. With this motivation, we are excited to add Melbourne as our 346th destination to our flight network. Australia, with its natural beauty and hospitable people, becomes the 130th country and 6th continent under our wings. 

We are delighted to meet Australians with Turkish Airlines' award-winning service quality and unique flight network. In the coming years, we plan to strengthen our presence in this beautiful country by increasing both the frequency of our flights and the number of our destinations. Also, as we bring the Turkish and Australian people closer and strengthen the bonds between our countries, we aim to increase bilateral tourism, trade, and business opportunities."

Supported by the Victorian Government and Melbourne Airport, the new route will connect Türkiye with Australia's largest Turkish community and one of largest trading centers of Victoria, fastest-growing state of the country.

Additionally, Turkish Airlines' new flights will increase Melbourne's access to the European, Middle Eastern, Balkan, and African markets via İstanbul, contributing to tourism, international education, business, and trade potential.

In the next few years, Turkish Airlines aims to organize direct flights to Melbourne and other potential cities in the country with the acquisition of new aircraft capable of operating non-stop flights between Istanbul and Melbourne.

 

Winter schedule details for Melbourne/Australia flights;

Flight No

Start Date

End Date

Flight Days

Departure

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Arrival

TK168

15 March 2024

29 March 2024

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

IST

17:30

08:50 +1

SIN

TK168

16 March 2024

30 March 2024

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

SIN

10:20

20:40

MEL

TK169

16 March 2024

30 March 2024

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

MEL

22:30

03:00+1

SIN

TK169

17 March 2024

31 April 2024

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

SIN

04:30

11:15

IST

 

Summer schedule details for Melbourne/Australia flights;

Flight No

Start Date 

End Date

Flight Days

Departure

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Arrival

TK168

31 March 2024

25 October 2024

Tuesday, Friday, Sunday

IST

17:00

08:45 +1

SIN

TK168

1 April 2024

6 April 2024

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

SIN

10:15

20:40

MEL

TK168

8 April 2024

5 October 2024

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

SIN

10:15

19:40

MEL

TK168

7 October 2024

26 October 2024

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

SIN

10:15

20:40

MEL

TK169

1 April 2024

6 April 2024

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

MEL

22:20

02:50+1

SIN

TK169

8 April 2024

5 October 2024

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

MEL

21:20

02:50+1

SIN

TK169

7 October 2024

26 October 2024

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

MEL

22:20

02:50+1

SIN

TK169

2 April 2024

27 October 2024

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

SIN

04:30

10:40

IST

*Due to the daylight-saving in Australia, there is a time variance

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