Turkish expects to carry 60,000 passengers a year in Malaga-Istanbul route

Since yesterday, Turkish Airlines operates at Malaga airport a direct route between the capital of the Costa del Sol and the Turkish capital, with three flights weekly. Turkish Airlines Company plans to carry 60,000 passengers in the first year of operation of the Malaga-Istanbul route.

Malaga airport is the fourth Spanish destination where the airline currently operates, along with Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, which makes Spain the second European country after Germany, where Turkish has more flights.

Istanbul is Europe’s gateway to Asia and from yesterday it is just three and a half hours direct flight from Malaga. Turkish Airlines aims to be the fastest bridge linking the Costa del Sol with high potential markets such as Asia, the Near and Middle East and Russia.

The fourth largest airline in Europe has a hub in Istanbul that connects to 170 destinations in 80 countries worldwide and has, for example, two daily flights to the Thai capital Bangkok or Beijing, and with connections to Dubai, Doha and several Russian airports.