Qatar Airways has unveiled plans to launch
direct flights to Adana in southern Turkey.
The new thrice weekly service is in
addition to the airline’s existing flights to the capital Ankara,
and services to Istanbul’s two main airports.
From 6 November 2017, Qatar Airways will operate
an Airbus A320, with 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in
Economy Class on flights between Doha and Adana Şakirpaşa
Flights will operate every Monday, Thursday and
Saturday. QR438 will depart Doha (DOH) at 07:20 to arrive in Adana
(ADA) at 11:25. The return leg, QR439, will depart Adana at 12:25
and arrive in Doha at 16:15.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr.
Akbar Al Baker, said, “Adana is an agricultural and industrial
powerhouse, so our new three-times-a-week service will help boost
all-important trade and commercial links between Qatar and Turkey.
It will also increase tourism to a city renowned throughout Turkey
for its incredible local cuisine which acts as a magnet for
food-lovers. We are delighted to connect southern Turkey to more
than 150 destinations worldwide through our five-star hub, Hamad
International Airport in Qatar.”
LLocated at the crossroads of
Anatolia and the Middle East, Adana is Turkey’s fifth largest city
and a major agricultural and industrial centre. A short distance
from the Mediterranean coast, it is also famous for its
traditional Turkish cuisine, and boasts several historic monuments
and architectural landmarks, making it an ideal starting point for
holiday-makers wishing to explore historic Turkey.
Adana Şakirpaşa Airport is
the sixth-busiest airport in Turkey. At just 3.5km from the city
centre, its international terminal can accommodate up to three
million passengers a year.
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