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Turkish Airlines launches its Bordeaux- Istanbul line

27/03/2014

Turkish Airlines is increasing its presence in France by serving Bordeaux, its 246th destination.

Turkish Airlines, which already flies to Paris, Lyon, Nice, Toulouse and Marseille, has now arrived in Bordeaux. Flights between Bordeaux and Istanbul will be scheduled four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

From 12 June 2014:

Bordeaux, the fifth largest urban area in France, is famous worldwide for its vineyards. It is also ideally situated close to the Atlantic coast and the Pyrenees, and plays a leading role in the French economy.
The city has 239,399 residents, making it the ninth largest French city by population.

Often dubbed the "pearl of Aquitaine", Bordeaux is known for its monuments and especially its historic centre. In June 2007 part of the city, the Port de la Lune, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for being an exceptional urban complex.

Port operations are also a major activity for the city of Bordeaux. Indeed, the largest seaport of the city annually hosts 1,600 ships and handles around 9 million tonnes of goods (including 4.1 million tonnes of oil).
The city is also reputed for its museums, such as the Fine Arts Museum, one of the oldest museums in France.

The museum is famous for the size and diversity of its collections, and includes exceptional paintings by Rubens, Veronese, Titian, Van Dyck, Gerome, Matisse and even Picasso...

For more information, please visit www.turkishairlines.com. Alternatively contact our Call Centre on 0 825 800 902 or visit a Turkish Airlines office.

About Turkish Airlines:
Turkish Airlines, a Star Alliance member, was established in 1933 with a fleet of only five planes. Today it is a four-star airline with a fleet of 241 aircraft (passenger and freight), serving 246 destinations in 105 countries.
Known as one of the fastest growing airlines, Turkish Airlines has received numerous “Passenger Choice Awards” from the consumer ranking group Skytrax.
Based on 2011 and 2012 results, Turkish Airlines was chosen as the winning company in the categories “Best Airline in Europe” and “Best seats in Premium Economy class” for its Comfort Class seats and “Best Airline in Southern Europe”. The company also received an award for the quality of its onboard catering and has four stars, placing it within a small group of carriers of superior quality. In addition, Turkish Airlines received the Skytrax international award for best inflight catering for its economy class in 2010 and the Skyscanner's prize for the best onboard catering in 2011. On long-haul flights, passengers travelling in Business Class can enjoy the “Flying Chef” service.

About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first global airline alliance to offer a world-wide dimension, in addition to recognition and service to international travellers. Its acceptance by the market has been proven by numerous accolades from the Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax, including awards for Air Transport World Market Leadership and Best Airline Alliance. Member companies are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca Taca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. EVA Air has been announced as a future member. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,332 airports in 195 countries.

PRESS CONTACTS

Turkish Airlines:
Marketing & Public Relations Contact
Céline MONCLARD Aéroport Marseille Provence BP-90 13 728 Marignane Cedex
cmonclardatthy [dot] com
Tel +33 (4) 42 40 56 90

Aéroport de Bordeaux:
Sophie Vergnères  05 56 34 59 29 / 06 21 61 43 55  svergneresatbordeaux [dot] aeroport [dot] fr