Turkish Airlines, Europe’s Best Airline*, kicked off a regional road show for travel agents in Kuwait with The Andalusia Tourist Board and Malaga-Costa del Sol, announcing increasing flights to Malaga in response to Andalusia’s growing appeal as a holiday destination for tourists from Kuwait and the wider Gulf.
The event, held at the JW Marriot in Kuwait City, was attended by Spain and Turkey’s ambassadors in Kuwait and travel agents from Southern Spain who hosted a workshop for local agents and presented the tourism highlights of the region including famed attractions in Malaga, Seville, Granada, Ronda and Marbella.
Mr Sami Aydogan, General Manager for Turkish Airlines in Kuwait, said: “Our increased flights to Malaga will meet the growing demand for tourists to travel to Southern Spain over the peak summer season. While the gulf experiences the heat of summer, tourists are lured to the cooler climes of Andalusia which offers cultural attractions, gastronomy and an opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful areas of Europe.”
He added: “To further highlight our extensive network in Southern Europe we are working closely with tourism authorities and the travel trade to showcase the incredibly diverse offering of destinations like Malaga. As Europe’s Best Airline we are proud to offer increased connectivity from Kuwait, where we wouldn’t be reporting such impressive growth without the support of our partners.”
Mr Aydogan announced that three additional weekly flights to Malaga which will be operated from the global carrier’s hub in Istanbul during the peak summer season, bringing the total number of weekly flights to 10 per week. The new flights will run from 4 August 2014 to 29 August 2014.
Earlier this year, the national carrier of Turkey, hosted a group of leading travel agents from Kuwait on a tour to Spain’s Costa Del Sol, further highlighting the global carrier’s extensive European network and award-winning services, including the enhanced CIP lounge at Istanbul’s Atatürk airport that provides a tranquil oasis for Istanbul stopovers.
Andalusia sits at the Axis between Europe and Africa where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea. In barely forty kilometres you can go from Alpine mountain landscapes to tropical areas on the shores of the Mediterranean with the coast stretching for almost 900 kilometres. The tourist attractions range from impressive monuments, palaces and Arabian architecture reminiscent from bustling cities to small artisan villages.
The diverse landscape runs from the heat of the Guadalquivir River valley through to luxuriant mid-mountain areas, volcanic landscapes such as the Tabernas desert, and the snow-capped peaks of Sierra Nevada. The Guadalquivir is Andalusia’s most important river and brings life to many areas in its journey across the region.
During the summer season travellers can take advantage of 42 weekly flight from Kuwait to Istanbul (6 flights daily) for connections to Malaga and the carries 254 destinations. Flight schedules and bookings can be made through www.turkishairlines.com or visit any Turkish Airlines sales office.
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Nadin AlAlami / Stacy Lobo