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Turkish Airlines Resumes The Istanbul-Bali Flight Route

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Turkish Airlines has officially landed a flight at the international terminal of Bali Ngurah Rai Airport for the first time since 2020.

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The President of Angkasa Pura I, Faik Fahmi, confirmed that Turkish Airlines has resumed the Istanbul – Bali route and has landed its first flight at Bali Ngurah Rai Airport on Tuesday evening (29/3).

“We’re enthusiastic about the resumption of routes by Turkish Airlines. Bali Airport now has more international flights that will transport a larger amount of visitors into the island,” Faik said on Wednesday (30/3).

The plane that landed at 7:41 pm transported 288 passengers. They flew for over 12 hours from Istanbul, Turkey, and were scheduled to fly back to Istanbul on the same day at 9:45 pm with 208 passengers on board.

“The flight was 70 percent full. That’s a good beginning as more travelers become less reluctant to travel,” Faik added.

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This resumed route is scheduled to operate every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Turkish Airlines had been operating this route since July 2019 but then decided to close its operation in early 2020 when the pandemic struck. “With this resumption, Bali Airport will receive an average of 520 passengers through the international terminal daily, from 5 different flights,” Faik concluded.

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Sunday 3rd of April 2022

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