Boston Logan’s Global Reach Takes Off with Turkish Airlines

May 2014 nonstop service to Istanbul brings easy connections to Middle East, India and Africa

Turkish Airlines Flight TK81 to Boston will take about 10½ hours, with departures from Istanbul at 2 p.m. local time and arrival at Boston at 5:35 p.m. Flight TK82 will depart Boston at 11:55 p.m. and arrive in Istanbul at 4:35 p.m. local time, with a flight time of 9 hours and 40 minutes.

As the flag carrier of Turkey, the airline has experienced a dramatic increase in ticket sales for several years partially as a result of a steep increase in tourism of Turkey. Between January and June 2013, Turkish Airlines saw a 25.8 percent increase in global ticket sales over the same period in 2012, a total of more than 22.4 million passengers. The international carrier’s U.S. ticket sales to Turkey jumped 10 percent between May and June 2013 compared to the same months last year. Boasting an incredibly rich culture and history that spans civilizations over 10,000 years coupled with white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters, Turkey is a favorite holiday destination for many around the globe. Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, has become a major hub for international travel.

About Turkish Airlines

Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member, Turkish Airlines is today a four star airline with a fleet of 223 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 236 cities around the world, comprised of  38 domestic and 196 international destinations. One of the fastest growing airline companies has received several “Passengers Choice Awards” from the consumer ranking group, Skytrax. Based on 2013 results, Turkish Airlines has been chosen "Best Airline in Europe" the third year running, continued to be “Best Airline in Southern Europe”. Having the designation of “World’s Best Economy Class On-board Catering” in 2010, Turkish Airlines has been also awarded "Best Business Class Catering” in 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards.


About Boston Logan

Boston Logan, 15 minutes from the intersection of Route 128 and I-90 and five minutes from downtown Boston, serves as the gateway to the New England region and offers nonstop service to 75 domestic and 33 international destinations and in 2012 handled 29.3 million passengers. Boston Logan is served by two public transit lines and is the Air Line Pilot Association’s Airport of the Year for 2008 because of its commitment to safety. Over the past decade, the airport spent $4.5 billion on a modernization program that includes new terminals, public transportation access, parking facilities, roadways and airport concessions, and has been transformed into a world-class 21st Century facility.  The airport generates $7 billion in total economic impact each year.



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