Turkish Airlines to connect Montreal starting June 3

Turkish Airlines to connect Montreal and starting June 3MONTRÉAL — Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) is announcing that Turkish Airlines, named Best Airline in Europe for 2013 by Skytrax, will begin operating out of Montréal-Trudeau airport starting June 3.

A Star Alliance member, Turkey’s main carrier will offer three regular weekly flights to Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Turkish Airlines will use Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a capacity for 28 passengers in business class and 261 in economy. Tickets are on sale now.

In addition to serving 42 domestic centres, Turkish Airlines flies to and from some 200 international destinations in more than 100 countries. Atatürk Airport is its chief connection hub with Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe (mainly the Balkans) and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Located 15 kilometres west of central Istanbul, the airport is experiencing astounding growth, having welcomed 45 million passengers in 2012, or 20% more than the previous year.