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Turkish Airlines adds Sharjah service

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Officials of Department of Civil Aviation and Sharjah Airport Authority, Turkish Embassy and Turkish Airlines during the event.

Business Bureau, Gulf Today

The Sharjah Airport on Thursday received Turkish Airlines’ inaugural flight from Istanbul. Starting in April, the airline will operate a daily flight to Sharjah from Istanbul’s new airport.

The aircraft was welcomed with a traditional water salute, and a reception was held for the airline’s officials in the presence of Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority, Sheikh Sultan Bin Abdullah Al Thani, Director of the Sharjah Department of Civil Aviation, and Ahmet Olmustur, Chief Marketing Officer of Turkish Airlines.

The event was attended by the senior officials from various strategic partners of Sharjah Airport and Turkish Airlines officials.

The new addition of Turkish Airlines flight to Sharjah Airport’s flight operation is a continuation of airport’s successes of recent years in attracting the international carriers’ confidence to benefit the efficiency of the Airport’s procedures and its strategic location.

In 2018 the number of passengers at Sharjah Airport rose to more than 12 million passengers and the number of scheduled and unscheduled flights increased to more than 81 thousand flights.

Ali Salim Al Midfa said, “Sharjah Airport continues to provide the best services and facilities to all companies operating at the airport. The airport’s global reputation has won the confidence of international airlines including Turkish Airlines, which will operate daily flights between Istanbul and Sharjah to take advantage of the high demand for travel on this route.”

He added, “Turkish Airlines’ daily flights between Istanbul and Sharjah will contribute to the growth of tourism and trade, strengthening Sharjah’s status as a hub for tourism, culture and business and attracting an increasing number of tourists to the emirate.”