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A Turkish Airlines 787-9 at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Turkish Airlines Adds Bali to Its Boeing 787 Network

Turkish Airlines, who flies to more countries than any other airline, has started its nonstop flights between its main hub in Istanbul and the world-famous Indonesian holiday island of Bali.

The first flight, numbered TK066, was operated by one of the airline’s brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, carrying an 84 percent load including 250 out of a possible 300 passengers.

Until August 7, the flights TK066 and return TK067 are operating three times per week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. After August 7 the flight will be upgraded to a daily service. The flight times — which are set to remain the same, including after the service is made daily —are scheduled as follows:

  • TK066 departs Istanbul at 1:20 a.m. and arrives in Denpasar at 7:30 p.m.
  • TK067 departs Denpasar at 9:00 p.m. and arrives in Istanbul at 5:25 a.m.

Turkish Airlines’ Senior Vice President of Sales (2nd Region) Karem Sarp said while commenting on the newly commenced flights: “As new generation aircraft continue to join our fleet, we are highly encouraged to launch new direct flights to farther destinations in the world.”

“By inaugurating direct flights to Bali, our second destination in Indonesia, we keep strengthening our mission to reach all corners of the world,” Sarp continued.

Bali, Indonesia’s most popular holiday island, welcomes millions of tourists from all around the world every year. In addition to its natural beauty, the island offers tourists a taste of Indonesian culture with historic temples and palaces. Tropical forests and volcanoes in the inner parts of the island, as well as rustic village charm and a wide range of beaches.

A special introductory flight fare has been made available by the airline for round-trip tickets from Istanbul to Denpasar. Turkish joins other Star Alliance carriers including Air New Zealand, EVA Air, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways offering service to Denpasar.

Connor Sadler
Connor Sadler
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