Turkish Airlines makes first flight to Sarajevo

Carrier's first commercial flight to Sarajevo takes off from Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen International Airport

Carrier's first commercial flight to Sarajevo takes off from Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen International Airport

ISTANBUL/SARAJEVO - Turkish Airlines (THY), Turkey's flag carrier, has made its first commercial flight to Sarajevo from Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen International Airport.

"With the addition of Sarajevo, the total number of THY international destinations out of Sabiha Gokcen airport (SAW) has reached 17," Mehmet Baspinar, VP of Sales and Marketing for Eastern Europe and the Balkans said on Friday.

Ahmet Salih Kansu, Turkish Airlines' Director for Bosnia and Herzegovina, told Anadolu Agency that there will be three flights a week between Sarajevo and Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, increasing the total number of direct flights from Istanbul to Sarajevo to 21 per week.

Kansu said: "THY has already been operating 18 weekly flights between Sarajevo and Istanbul Ataturk Airport for 19 years. Now, Bosnians will have the opportunity to fly directly to Istanbul's Asian side where 45 percent of Istanbul's population lives."

"The Bosnians will be able to easily travel to neighboring Anatolian destinations like Izmit, Yalova, Bursa, Adapazari and northern and eastern Marmara regions."

Passengers will be able to fly from Sarajevo to Asian side of Istanbul on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays for €99 (US$137) including taxes.

The price is valid for online bookings only, and for tickets purchased up until July 24.

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