Turkish Airlines will increase flight frequencies to Doha for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, it was announced Monday. Starting November 1 through December 31, the airline will have 42 weekly flights for the Doha-Istanbul route, up from the current 12, a statement explained. Turkish Airlines' chairman of the board and the executive committee Prof Dr Ahmet Bolat said: “We have recently resumed our world-renowned Stopover and Touristanbul programmes, so passengers flying Turkish Airlines can take advantage of the opportunity to explore the world’s connection center, Istanbul, and its unique wonders en route to Doha.”
Turkish Airlines’ Stopover programme offers Economy Class passengers a one night stay in a 4-Star hotel; and for Business Class, a two nights’ stay in a 5-Star hotel with an hotel voucher issued after the ticket purchase. In addition, passengers will also have the option of staying at contracted hotels with prices starting at $49.
Passengers with a layover over 6-24 hours in Istanbul can take advantage of Touristanbul, a complimentary city tour provided by Turkish Airlines to discover the city’s historical and cultural wonders, such as Sultanahmet Mosque, Ayasofya Mosque, and Topkap? Palace, between their flights.
As a global airline flying to more countries than any other airline in the world, passengers can discover Turkish Airlines’ extensive route network to 340 destinations worldwide, the statement said.
In North America, Turkish Airlines currently has 17 gateway cities including Atlanta, Washington, DC, New York, Newark, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Mexico City, and Cancun, the statement added.
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