urkish Airlines has increased its number of flights to Istanbul from seven to ten a week from Birmingham Airport.
The extra flights on Monday, Thursday and Sunday offer onward connections to the Middle East, the Far East and Africa.
Selim Ozturk, general manager for Turkish Airlines at Birmingham, said: “We are extremely proud of what we have achieved at Birmingham Airport since we began operating flights from here back in 2008.
“The demand has been incredibly strong from the very beginning, which is why we have decided to increase the number of flights.”
Martyn Lloyd, commercial director at Birmingham Airport, added: “Over the last four years, we have seen more and more people flying with Turkish Airlines, so they can connect to over 200 onward destinations via Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
“This increase in the number flights per week is great news for our leisure and business passengers, who now have even more choice and flexibility for long-haul connectivity from Birmingham.”
To celebrate the expansion Turkish Airlines has presented the airport with a giant model aircraft which hangs from the ceiling in the international pier.