Turkish Airlines starts flights to Romanian city
Istanbul, June 11, 2013
Turkish Airlines, which operates the world's fourth largest flight network, said it has launched flights to its 231st destination, the Romanian port city of Constanta.
Constanta flights will be operated thrice a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, said a statement from the airline.
The flight TK1049 will take off from Istanbul at 1.05pm and land in Constanta at 2.15pm. On return, TK1050 will leave the Romanian city at 3.15pm and arrive in Istanbul at 4.25pm, it stated.
Located in the Dobrogea region of Romania, Constanta is the biggest port city of Black Sea, Constanta has an approximately 120,000 year history, dating from the Paleolithic era and making it the oldest settlement in the region.
While tourists are attracted by its mineral springs and sea bathing, Constanta has a typical Mediterranean climate and still experiences all four seasons, said the statement.
The Turkish national carrier has launched an introductory round trip offer from Istanbul to Constanta starting at 99 euros (including taxes and fees).
Additionally, for the first 6 months of operation to new destinations, there is a special offer for the airline's Miles&Smiles members, with a 25 per cent reduction in the miles needed to redeem either award tickets or upgrades, it added.-TradeArabia News Service