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Turkish Airlines launches a new route to Porto

21st May 2015

A Turkish Airlines launches a new route to Porto Turkish Airlines, a member of Star Alliance, launches its new route in Portugal: Istanbul - Porto, with three flights a week, on an Airbus A319.

This new route completes the airline's wide range of international destinations and leaves no doubt that Porto is becoming an increasingly important European and global tourist destination.

It is important to mention that this new route is part of this airline's investment in Portugal, as it also increased flights to Lisbon from 10 to 14 a week.

For Porto, this new route represents a major increase in its connectivity through this link to the Istanbul Airport (Ataturk) as it is undoubtedly an important HUB for Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Also, as Turkish Airlines and TAP are members of Star Alliance and have a code-sharing agreement, the number of connections to and from Porto increases considerably, making it easier to reach and therefore directly benefiting local and regional tourism. It increases Porto Airport's connections with the rest of the world.

This new route will be another major contribution to the increase in traffic at Porto Airport, which will consolidate its position as the primary airport in the North-West of the Iberian Peninsula. A total of 1.5 million commercial passengers was registered up to the end of March 2015 (around 222 more than the 1st quarter of 2014).