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Turkish Airlines launch new daily service from Edinburgh after hugely successful first year

22 May 2013
Edinburgh Airport has welcomed a new Turkish Airlines daily service to Istanbul, opening Scotland up to 223 worldwide destinations.

Since making its inaugural flight from Edinburgh Airport last July the airline has seen great success and is hugely popular among passengers. Turkish Airlines will now increase its service from four per week to every day.

Speaking at a reception at Edinburgh Airport on Monday, Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted that Turkish Airlines have increased their flight schedule in such a short space of time. The decision to go daily highlights just how popular this service is.

“This is an exciting development for Edinburgh Airport and connectivity guides everything we do. This new service will continue to open Scotland up to over 220 destinations.

“We’re committed to continuing to play our role in boosting the Scottish economy by linking the capital to as many destinations as we can. We’re looking forward to a bright future with Turkish Airlines.”

Turkish Airlines Edinburgh Director, Serhat Sari, said: “We have extended our capacity a hundred per cent in less than 1 year by increasing the number of flights from four to seven.

"With new daily flights to 223 destinations we will provide travellers with better connection options. This new service will also contribute positively to the cultural and economic relations between Scotland and Turkey.”