May 3 2022  |  Airline & Terminal News

Turkish Airlines resumes Istanbul stopover service

By Jane Hobson

This is a special feature from PAX International's 2022 May Asia-Pacific digital issue, on page 7.

Turkish Airlines has brought back its Istanbul stopover accommodation service to encourage tourism in the city

Turkish Airlines has resumed its Istanbul stopover service that was paused during the pandemic. The program allows passengers with lengthy connection times to discover the city of Istanbul. The airline provides a one-night stay in a 4-Star hotel for Economy Class passengers, and a two-night stay in at 5-Star hotel for Business Class passengers, with a hotel voucher that is issued after ticket purchase. In addition, passengers also have the option to stay at a contracted hotel with rates starting US$49 per night.

“We aim to show the Turkish hospitality and unique wonders of Istanbul to our passengers opting for stopover accommodation service while contributing to tourism in Turkey and increase the number of transfer passengers of Turkish Airlines,” said Bilal Ekşi, General Manager at Turkish Airlines.

Since the stopover accommodation service started in 2017, more than 57,000 passengers from 42 countries and 108 cities have used the program. Supporting the Turkey tourism sector, the project plans to expand to 15 new departure countries this year.

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