Turkey’s national flag carrier, Turkish Airlines will start direct flights to Kuala Lumpur on April 25. The airline is confident that Malaysia will emerge as one of the top five revenue contributors to its Asian operations.
The newly introduced flights will fly on Istanbul- Kuala Lumpur route.
General Manager for Singapore Cengiz Inceosman said the airline stopped operations on the Kuala Lumpur-Istanbul via Bangkok in 2002 as the route was not commercially viable during that period. The airline was trying to resume the operations but couldn’t do it due to shortage of aircrafts.
The airline picked Malaysia as airline have a partner there (Malaysia Airlines), and a huge potential for this market, Cengiz Inceosman said in a media briefing today.
He also said that the airlines also hope to establish daily flights from KL to Istanbul and vice versa.