Posted on June 12, 2014

Turkish Airlines, Europe’s best airline*, has increased its free baggage allowance for passengers from Qatar to take advantage of the annual Istanbul Shopping Fest (ISF) being held in the city from 7th to 29th June, 2014.

Istanbul’s annual shopping extravaganza celebrates the cultural, artistic and cosmopolitan highlights of the city, attracting millions of tourists from across the globe with its spectacular blend of shopping promotions, dazzling street shows, live concerts and colourful displays of the latest fashion. Turkish Airlines, as a premier partner of ISF, has increased its free baggage allowance for all flights between Doha and Istanbul during the festival and up until 15th July 2014, offering economy class passengers up to 40kg and business class travellers up to 50kg.

As part of ISF, shoppers can enjoy discounts on new collections with international brands and beyond the designer malls can explore the bijoux boutiques and treasure troves of the famed Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Spice market for artefacts, antiques and one off pieces from local designers. Other highlights of the fashion capital include sky high shopping in the mall of Europe’s highest building, Istanbul Sapphire Building, and the prestigious Istinye Park, a haven for celebrity spotting, café culture and big brands all within one of the city’s largest shopping malls.

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Once visitors have bagged all their bargains they can enjoy the local culinary delights on offer, explore the historical marvels, or simply relax in the luxury setting of some of the world’s finest hotels and spas with vistas of the famed landmarks in the city. With the largest country flight network in the world, Turkish Airlines offers connections to Istanbul from 253 destinations. To view the flight schedules and other details, please visit