By adding Sharjah to its flight network, the global carrier increased the number of its destinations in the United Arab Emirates to three (along with Abu Dhabi and Dubai) and the number of cities around the world to 311.
Flying to more countries than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines started scheduled flights to Sharjah, one of the most popular tourism destinations in the United Arab Emirates. Situated on the Arabian Peninsula overlooking the Arabian Gulf, Sharjah has a history of 5,000 years. With its ethnographic richness, the historic Heritage Site (Heart of Sharjah) included on the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List, and museums, the city was chosen the Cultural Capital of the Arab World in 2014.
Sharjah also offers its guests the chance to go on a desert safari either on off-terrain vehicles or camels. Turkish Airlines Chief Marketing Officer Ahmet Olmuştur made a speech during the opening ceremony and highlighted the global airline’s vision to continue growing with new destinations. “With moving Istanbul Airport, a new era has begun for Turkish aviation and tourism. Having such a monumental facility as our home base, we now have an unmatched advantage to further accelerate our network expansion. Today, as part of our future strategy, we are pleased to add Sharjah as our third destination in the United Arab Emirates after Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the ever-expanding flight network of Turkish Airlines.”