Wayfarer TV: Turkish Airlines launches Melbourne flights, Sydney coming next

by James Wilkinson

Turkish Airlines has added Melbourne as its first destination in the continent of Australia, following the inauguration of brand-new services last week (2 Mar).

The carrier is operating three-times weekly flights to Melbourne via Singapore’s Changi International Airport and at the launch last weekend, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat, revealed the airline would be adding Sydney to its network by the end of the year.

“Today marks a monumental milestone for Turkish Airlines, as we celebrate the realization of a long-held ambition – to extend our reach to the Australian continent,” he said.

“This achievement follows meticulous planning and extensive infrastructure developments, symbolizing the successful bridging of Istanbul with a new and vibrant continent.

“The inauguration of our Melbourne route is a testament to our growing influence in the Asia-Pacific region and underscores our unwavering commitment to fostering connections between diverse cultures and communities across the globe.

“Australia, with its breathtaking landscapes and warm-hearted people, now becomes the 130th country to join our expansive network, signifying our presence across six continents.

“Through our unparalleled network, we are thrilled to offer our guests a gateway to global exploration, ensuring that our legacy of exceptional service quality continues to flourish in every corner of the world.”