Published on May 12th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer


Turkish to Increase Dublin Services

Turkish Airlines has announced that it will increase its services on the Istanbul to Dublin route to ten per week from 14th June. Turkish Airlines has continued to operate their route to Dublin throughout the pandemic mostly carrying cargo and have a dedicated cargo only flight as well their passenger services. They will be operating a daily service with two services on a Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Turkish will also commence a new service from Antalya to Dublin starting on 20th June.

Turkish Airlines, like most others, have suffered a dramatic fall in traffic numbers by continuing to operate a skeleton service on most routes. On Tuesday 11th May, the airline flew just 448 flights, down 62% on the same day in 2019. This fall wasn’t as big as some other large European Airlines with the likes of Air France down 70%, KLM down 71%, Lufthansa down 81%, SAS down 82% and Ryanair down 89% who operated just 266 flights yesterday compared to the same day in 2019.

Turkish Airlines are planning for an increase in services this year and have announced a new route to Newark from Istanbul. This will be the airline’s 10th destination in the United States. the new service will start on 21st May with four services initially before increasing to a daily service in June. The airline already has a double daily service to JFK as well. The airline will use an Airbus A330-300 on the new route.

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