From 31 March 2024, Turkish Airlines will be expanding its flights to and from four locations in Italy through a total of 13 new flights.

Turkish Airlines currently operates flights from Istanbul to eight cities in Italy, including Milan, Rome, Venice, Bologna, Naples, Bari, Catania, and Palermo. The newly-expanded service will see an increase in flights to and from Bologna, Palermo, Bari, and Naples.

The number of flights from Istanbul to Bologna will rise from 18 to 21 per week, while flights from Palermo will be increased from four to six per week. Flights between Istanbul and Bari will rise from five to seven per week, while flights to Naples will also be increased, going from 12 to 18 per week.

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Recognised as one of the world’s strongest airline brands and one of the leading airlines in Europe, the decision aims to reinforce Turkish Airlines’ commitment to meeting growing demand and expanding its offering of travel destinations. The airline currently flies to 129 countries, and the newly-added flights will add to its current roster of 42,600 connection options.

Commenting on the new flight service, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat, chairman of the board and the executive committee at Turkish Airlines, said: “We are so glad to increase flight frequency to Italy. This increase will offer more option to our passengers to discover the major cities of Italy.

By adding new destinations to our network and constantly renewing our services, Turkish Airlines keeps [uniting] people, cultures, continents, countries and cities while providing unparalleled travel experiences. We look forward to welcoming more travellers on board from Italy with our new flight destinations.”