September 12, 2017: The state-owned Qatar Airways launches direct flights to the southern city of Adana in Turkey. This is airline’s fourth route Turkey. The new thrice-weekly service is in addition to the existing flights to the capital Ankara, and two cities in Istanbul.

The new service between Doha and Adana Sakirpasa Airport will commence from 6 November 2017 and will be operated by A320 with 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class. Located at the crossroads of Anatolia and the Middle East, Adana is Turkey’s fifth largest city and a major agricultural and industrial centre.

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways’ new service to Adana will help reinforce links between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Turkey and deepen the friendship and cooperation between our two great countries. Adana is an agricultural and industrial powerhouse, so our new three-times-a-week service will help boost all-important trade and commercial links between Qatar and Turkey. It will also increase tourism to a city renowned throughout Turkey for its incredible local cuisine which acts as a magnet for food-lovers. We are delighted to connect southern Turkey to more than 150 destinations worldwide through our five-star hub, Hamad International Airport in Qatar.”

Adana Şakirpaşa Airport is the sixth-busiest airport in Turkey and the international terminal can accommodate up to three million passengers a year.

Qatar Airways currently operates flights to three destinations in Turkey, with separate services to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport (twice a day), and Istanbul Ataturk Airport (10 times a week) as well as daily flights to Ankara.

Qatar Airways has a bunch of new routes in the pipeline that would be launched later this year and 2018, including Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and San Francisco, US, to name few.

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