Turkey΄s national air carrier Turkish Airlines expanding its presence as Europe΄s number one airline, is talking with officials on the Greek island of Crete about a direct flight from Heraklion to Istanbul.
According to ANSA, a delegation of Turkish Airlines visited last Thursday the Regional Governor of Crete Stavros Arnaoutakis as GreekReporter wrote. The subject of the meeting was the connection of Crete and Istanbul with a direct flight. Turkish Airlines appears ready to go ahead with the route and said it΄s awaiting formal approval for licenses.
Turkish Airlines, as mentioned by the company΄s spokesman, expects three to four flights per week from Crete to Istanbul throughout the year and sees the island as a strong market, especially with a pool of more than a million Turkish tourists who are keen on Greek islands.
In the context of the forthcoming launce of routes, in next June, leading Turkish tourist agents will visit Crete, in order to get to know the culture, the monuments and the natural beauty of the island.