Posted on October 06, 2013

Turkish Airlines, the national carrier of Turkey and Europe’s best airline*, has announced irresistible two-way airfares, of up to 50 per cent off, for passengers from Qatar as part of a new campaign to promote the touristic capital as a top travel destination for GCC travellers.

Building on the continued passenger growth achieved by Turkish Airlines from Qatar, the promotional airfares start at only QAR 1,010, inclusive of tax and service charges, and have been launched for advance bookings to Istanbul and other cities in Turkey over the winter months.

Murat Bas, Vice President Marketing & Sales for Turkish Airlines in Middle East & Cyprus said: “Turkish Airlines has witnessed tremendous growth from Qatar, a 57 per cent increase in passenger traffic in the first eight months of this year compared to the same period in 2012, and we connect passengers from Doha to more countries than any other airline.

“Istanbul is increasingly popular as a holiday destination for Gulf residents owing to the unique location of the city. With the flexibility of flights from 33 destinations and less than a five hour flight time from most of the Gulf region, the city is a growing cultural hotspot for enriching city breaks.”

The limited round trip fares from Doha can be booked from now until October 19, 2013 for holidays to and from Istanbul between November 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014.

This year, Turkish Airlines marks its milestone 80th anniversary and continues to operate as one of the fastest growing airlines, with connections to 239 destinations across 104 countries. The new ‘Istanbul Campaign’ offers travellers the award-winning service of Europe’s Best Airline, at a fraction of the cost, and opportunity to experience the magical charm of Istanbul, famed for its historical riches, stunning natural scenery and contemporary lifestyle.

To take advantage of the limited offers travellers can book and view flight schedules through or visit any Turkish Airlines sales office.