Turkish Airlines is celebrating the 10th anniversary since its very first flight from Istanbul, Turkey to Malta.
The news was shared on Thursday by the airline’s Senior Marketing Representative Kimberly Mallan, who noted that it represents a “major milestone” for Turkish Airlines.
“As we look back on this incredible journey, we feel humbled and proud to have played such a significant role in enhancing connectivity between Malta and Turkey, and the world,” she said.
Turkish Airlines is the flag carrier of Türkiye, and originally started off with a fleet of five aircraft in 1933. It has since grown to having more than 300 aircraft. The airline’s introduction to Malta was a notable event for local travellers, given that Istanbul Airport, the airport where its hub is located, allows for connections to a number of non-European countries, such as those in North and South Africa, Asia, as well as North and South America, among others.
When the airline first started operating flights to Malta in 2013, it had three flights per week, yet today it operates 14 flights weekly.
“Our success in Malta wouldn’t have been possible without the support and trust we receive from local institutions, our business partners, loyal passengers, and the local community for choosing Turkish Airlines as a preferred carrier,” Ms Mallan said, before adding: “Here’s to the next decade!”