Turkish Airlines starting March 2016 is expanding service to Basra in Southern Iraq, as the Star Alliance member plans new operation from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen, in addition to Ataturk.
From 02MAR16, the airline offers Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen – Basra route 3 times a week, with Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
TK308 SAW0500 – 0910BSR 738 136
TK309 BSR1010 – 1245SAW 738 136
Overall service to Basra will increase from 10 to 13 weekly as a result.