Port of Seattle announces nonstop flights to Istanbul
“Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) will soon welcome Turkish Airlines with nonstop service to Istanbul (IST) on May 27, 2022.”
“Turkish Airlines’ announcement is a significant milestone in SEA’s ongoing recovery from the pandemic, reflecting the region’s resilience and continued economic dynamism. Istanbul is one of the world’s most historic cities, and Turkish Airlines flies to more countries than any other airline in the world from its Istanbul hub, providing valuable links to five continents for business and leisure travelers in the Pacific Northwest.”
“Turkish Airlines will begin SEA service with four weekly flights (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday) using a 300-seat Boeing 787-9. SEA will be the airline’s 334th destination in 128 countries and its 12th destination in the United States. Straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul is the only city in the world to be located on two continents and has been a crossroads of cultures for over two thousand years.”
“Turkish Airlines is the fifth new international carrier to announce service to SEA since the start of the pandemic. Qatar (Doha) and WestJet (Calgary) began service in 2021, while Finnair begins service to Helsinki in June 2022 and Air Tahiti Nui launches in October 2022.
“Overall, 37 international services are in operation at SEA, providing nonstop flights to 23 unique international destinations.
“Inbound travelers will enjoy the soon-to-be-open new International Arrivals Facility, the most complex capital development project in the history of SEA airport.”