More flights to Istanbul06.06.2014
On arriving for the first time at Tegel from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW), the Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 was welcomed by the airport fire brigade with a fountain of water shortly after landing. The Berlin Tegel (TXL) - Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) route is being flown daily as of 5 June 2014. The flights depart Berlin at 15:45 and arrive at Istanbul SAW at 19:30. In the opposite direction, the flights depart Istanbul SAW at 12:50 and arrive at Berlin Tegel at 14:45. Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is located in the Asian part of the city, around 40 kilometres east of the Bosporus. The new connection reduces the journey time to and from the airport for travellers in the eastern part of Istanbul and is being flown in addition to the established TXL - Istanbul Atatürk (IST) route.
In 1973, a Turkish Airlines aircraft took off for the first time in Berlin heading for Turkey. At the time, the Turkish airline had already been operating for 40 years. Today the airline offers a total of five flights a day between Berlin Tegel and Istanbul. In addition to this, there are direct connections to Ankara, Izmir, Trabzon, Samsun and Adana. Turkish Airlines passengers thus have 42 flights per week from Berlin at their disposal. Turkish Airlines’ global network of destinations is particularly interesting for passengers from Berlin due to its Asian connections. Via Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) they can fly on to all the major cities in Asia. This is a compelling selection of routes, as the increasing number of passengers departing from Berlin shows. In 2010 just over 230,000 passengers flew with Turkish Airlines from and to Berlin – in 2013 this figure had already risen to over 430,000. Turkish Airlines has been named best airline in Europe by Skytrax for the third time in succession. The airline is a Star Alliance member.