Discover Istanbul through free stopover service by Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines invites passengers to discover unique wonders of Istanbul by resuming its stopover accommodation service after a long halt.

No more lengthy, lousy layovers in Istanbul as Turkish Airlines is inviting its passengers to discover the city’s most prominent sites through the return of its unique stopover accommodation service.

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Discover the prominent sites of Istanbul. Image: Shutterstock/muratart.

The leading airline is offering one-night stay in a four-star hotel for Economy Class and two-night stay in a five-star hotel for Business Class, which can be redeemed with the hotel voucher that is issued after the ticket purchase. Additionally, passengers will also have the option of staying at contracted hotels with prices starting at USD49.

First launched in 2017, the stopover accommodation service drew great attention from passengers, who were using İstanbul as their transfer center, but the service was put on hold due to the pandemic. Now that the effects of coronavirus are lessening, the flag carrier has decided to continue the offer.

Bilal ekşi, ceo, turkish airlines. Image: courtesy turkish airlines.
Bilal Ekşi, CEO, Turkish Airlines. Image: Courtesy Turkish Airlines.

“We aim to show the Turkish hospitality and unique wonders of Istanbul to our passengers opting for stopover accommodation service while contributing to tourism in Turkey and increase the number of transfer passengers of Turkish Airlines. Passengers can also increase the length of their initial free of charge accommodations with advantageous prices at contracted hotels and discover even more of Istanbul,” said Bilal Ekşi, CEO, Turkish Airlines.

Over 57 thousand transfer passengers from 42 countries (including India) and 108 cities have experienced the privilege of discovering Istanbul with the service so far, which is planned to be further extended to 15 new countries in 2022.

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