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Turkish Airlines Boeing 787In a landmark expansion of its global network, Turkish Airlines proudly announces the launch of its inaugural direct flight from Melbourne to Istanbul, set to grace the skies on the evening of March 2nd. This momentous occasion marks a significant stride in aviation, connecting continents with an unparalleled service that promises to redefine air travel for Australians.

Turkish Airlines, renowned for its commitment to excellence, will commence its Australia to Istanbul route with the inaugural flight landing at Melbourne Airport at 8.40 PM on Saturday, March 2nd. This addition heralds Melbourne as the 346th destination within Turkish Airlines’ illustrious network, introducing Australia as its 130th country. The service will operate three times a week, employing the state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for winter operations and the Airbus A350-900 for summer schedules, ensuring a seamless and luxurious travel experience.

Introducing this route is not just a testament to Turkish Airlines’ ambitious vision but also a bridge between cultures, promising to enhance the connectivity between Türkiye and Australia. Professor Dr. Ahmet Bolat, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines, articulates this vision with palpable excitement, inviting Australians to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Türkiye’s ancient history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes. “We aim to foster deeper connections among our people and enhance the ties between our nations,” Bolat asserts, highlighting the airline’s mission to provide a travel experience like no other.

Passengers embarking on this journey are promised an unmatched level of service, with award-winning business and economy class offerings. From exceptional lounges in Türkiye and across the globe to an extensive array of premium features and amenities, every traveller is guaranteed to arrive at their destination feeling delighted, relaxed, and refreshed.

The airline’s commitment to excellence has not gone unnoticed. With recent accolades from the Association of Airline Passenger Experience (APEX) and recognition in the prestigious Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines continues to set the gold standard in aviation, promising an unparalleled journey to its passengers.

As the flights take to the skies, starting with economy fares from Melbourne at $1,499 return and business fares from $7,599 return, Turkish Airlines is not just offering a route but an invitation to explore the world in unmatched luxury and comfort.

This direct service is more than a flight; it’s a bridge between continents, cultures, and communities, embarking on a journey that promises to bring the world closer, one flight at a time. For those eager to explore the marvels of Türkiye and beyond, Turkish Airlines awaits to welcome you aboard. Discover more about this extraordinary service and book your journey into the heart of adventure at www.turkishairlines.com.




Written by: Michelle Warner