Turkish airlines connecting Pakistan with Eurasian region and beyond: YahyaPolani

Karachi, May 07, 2014 (PPI-OT): FPCCI’s Standing Committee on Aviation’s Chairman, IATA Agency Programme Joint Council (APJC) Pakistan Chairman and Travel Agents Association of Pakistan’s immediate past Chairman Muhammad YahyaPolani has urged Turkish Airlines to launch wide-body aircraft from Karachi-Pakistan to Eurasian region.

Exchanging views with HuseyinCepni, General Manager of Turkish Airlines in a meeting held at TAAP, YahyaPolani appreciated that the Turkish Airlines is vibrantly operating in Pakistan while providing quality services for Eurasian region and entrance to European Union countries via Istanbul and of course to other countries worldwide.

Indeed, the Turkish Flag-bearer Airline was not only connecting the business communities of two countries but also providing air cargo services, he added. He emphasized that regular flights and wide-body comfortable aircraft connecting two countries is crucial to facilitate the business travelling and transportation of air cargo, particularly for perishable goods, he maintained.

He appreciated the services rendered by HuseyinCepni, GM Turkish Airlines. He opined that if the proposed PIA-Turkish Airlines Agreement could not turned to reality. Had that agreement materialized it could have brought advantageous results for the National Carrier and the Country today.

General Manager of the Turkish Airlines HusseyinCepni stated that Turkish Airline aims to provide services to Pakistanis to fly from Pakistan to worldwide. He announced that during his recent visit to Airlines Headquarters at Turkey, he proposed launch of wide-body aircraft from Karachi. Presently, Turkish Airlines was operating wide-body aircrafts from Islamabad and Karachi.

The Airline had a fleet of around 250 planes and 12 new airbus 320 were under purchase. He apprised that Turkish Airlines is providing quality services to Pakistanis travelling between Pakistan and Turkey and to other regions of the world particularly Europe.

From Istanbul, Turkish Airlines fly to all leading European Countries and their major cities on daily basis. The Turkish Airlines is also offering air cargo services between two countries and other destination.

He stated that Turkish Airlines is state-owned enterprise and the Turkish National Carrier is negotiating with Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority to further increase flight frequency from Lahore.

Turkish Airlines – a Star Alliance Member having youngest fleet of more than 200 aircrafts was ranked as best airline in Europe last year and one of the top ten airlines of the world. The Airline flies to more countries than any other airline in the world, he told. He said that Turkish Airlines was popular among travel agents extending commission to them which will be continued as usual.

Former Regional Chairman TAAP Muhammad Hanif Rinch, Tahir Mahmood Sheikh, TAAP’s Executive Committee Member Muhammad Hanif Dossani and TAAP Senior Members, Abdul Rauf Sharif, Noor Muhammad, Tahir Baloch, Nadeem Allahwala, Ghulam Ali and other members, Secretary General TAAP Khadim Rasool and Farhan Ahmed, Regional Marketing Representative, Turkish Airlines also participated in the meeting.

For more information, contact:
Amanullah Suleman
Secretary General
Travel Agents Association of Pakistan (TAAP)
Head Office: Room No.115, 1st Floor, Central Hotel Building
Merewether Road, Karachi Pakistan
Tel: 0092-21-3521 4622
Fax: 0092-21-3521 4614
Cell: 0300-2257423

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