Business Traveler (USA) - - TAKE OFFS & LANDINGS - turk­ishair­

One stopover pro­gram that con­tin­ues to ex­pand be­longs to Turk­ish Air­lines, which has just added a new ser­vice for trans­fer pas­sen­gers de­part­ing from all nine US gate­ways and fly­ing to Africa, eastern and south­ern Europe and the Balkans, Pak­istan, In­dia, Bangladesh, Rus­sia, Iran and Kaza­khstan. Pas­sen­gers fly­ing to these des­ti­na­tions who have more than 20 hours of con­nec­tion time in Is­tan­bul can re­ceive com­pli­men­tary ac­com­mo­da­tions; for econ­omy class pas­sen­gers, that means a one night stay at a 4-star ho­tel in Sul­tanah­met, while those fly­ing in busi­ness class will en­joy two nights at a 5-star ho­tel in Tak­sim.

This ‘stopover’ pro­gram is in ad­di­tion to the air­line’s re­cently in­tro­duced Is­tan­bul Bosphorus Ex­pe­ri­ence as a way to ex­plore Is­tan­bul dur­ing a lay­over. The Bosphorus Ex­pe­ri­ence is avail­able for busi­ness class pas­sen­gers who have a trans­fer time of seven hours or more. It in­cludes a boat tour of the Bosphorus and ex­plo­ration of his­tor­i­cal land­marks.

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