By VICTOR NZE
Turkish Airlines has extended its ‘Stopover’ service to include transfer passengers departing from Nigeria, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Australia, Algeria, South Africa and travelling to selected destinations across the United States, Europe, South America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Far East, Middle East, North Africa and Asia.
According to the airline, passengers travelling from Nigeria, Algeria, South Africa who have more than 20 hours of connection time in Istanbul can avail this service which was previously offered to passengers departing from Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Australia.
‘Stopover’ services offer passengers complimentary accommodation and a great opportunity to discover the unique beauty of Istanbul during their transit.
Passengers will receive an accommodation voucher from Turkish Airlines’ authorised staff after booking their flight. Using the voucher, economy class passengers will receive a one night stay at a 4-star hotel; and business class passengers a two night stay at a 5-star hotel in Sultanahmet and Taksim; popular neighbourhoods widely regarded as the central points of Istanbul.
“After receiving a positive response from our passengers we are excited to extend our ‘Stopover’ programme to more countries. We want to provide our passengers an opportunity to experience Turkish hospitality and other attractions that the beautiful city of Istanbul has to offer. We are confident that our passengers will benefit from our service and will make the most out of it,” said Turkish Airlines’ chief marketing officer, Mr Ahmet Olmuştur.