Turkish Airlines recently celebrated the launch of its very first Istanbul-Sharjah service, which will now operate daily between Istanbul New Airport and Sharjah International Airport.
The first flight was warmly welcomed with a traditional water cannon salute, as well as a special reception for Turkish Airlines’ officials.
Chairman, Sharjah Airport Authority, HE Ali Salim Al Midfa enthused on the new route: “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 continued: “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.”
Turkish Airlines’ daily Istanbul-Sharjah flight will take off from Istanbul at 00:20, arriving at Sharjah Airport at 05:50. The return flight will depart at 06:50, landing at Istanbul Airport at 10:35.