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The first Paris flight of Turkish Airlines takes off from Esenboğa Airport

Operated by TAV Airports, Ankara Esenboğa Airport started hosting Paris flights of Turkish Airlines. Turkish Airlines will be operating direct reciprocal flights from Esenboğa Airport to Paris twice a week.

Operated by TAV Airports, Esenboğa Airport started to host direct flights to Paris, which are launched by Turkish Airlines. The first flight that connects two capital cities was launched from Esenboğa Airport today with its 155 passengers.

The ceremony held at Ankara Esenboğa Airport was attended by Ankara Governor Ercan Topaca, Deputy Governor Murat Soylu, who responsible from Esenboğa Airport, President of Ankara Chamber of Commerce Gürsel Baran, President of Ankara Chamber of Industry Nurettin Özdebir, TAV Esenboğa General Manager Nuray Demirer, Turkish Airlines Sales President Halil Ibrahim Polat, Turkish Airlines Ankara Sales Manager Emrullah Kirişçi, Turkish Airlines Ankara Station Director-in-chief Hasan Canverdi.

The passengers and cabin crew were sent off with flowers to celebrate the flights that connect the capital cities of the two countries.

President of Ankara Chamber of Industry Nurettin Özdebir stated: “Launching direct flights from the capital city Ankara to the capital city Paris is a significant step and I believe the growth of Ankara will follow an increasing trend with this step. Ankara is a technology city and also deemed very important regarding the services sector; therefore, I believe, Ankara is an essential hub for the business world. Today, we are witnessing the connection of this hub to another hub worldwide and we will continue our efforts to include new connections to our network. We, the residents of Ankara, also have significant responsibilities. While planning our travels, we should try to fly from Ankara".

TAV Esenboğa General Manager Nuray Demirer stated: “We are connected to 36 domestic destinations as well as 33 international destinations at 18 countries with direct flights. We are glad to host Paris flights of Turkish Airlines and other international flights, which are expected to be launched in the following days. TAV Esenboğa will continue to provide direct flight comfort to the passengers by adding new destinations to its flight network”.

Turkish Airlines will be launching direct reciprocal flights from Esenboğa Airport to Paris every Tuesdays and Saturdays.

In the first 9 months of 2017, Esenboğa Airport increased the number of passengers 36 percent compared to 2016. The airport welcomed 13,200,000 passengers and 95,500 flights in 2016.