Turkish Airlines launched the new direct flight Istanbul-Phuket in July 2017 as Phuket is one of the most visiting destination in the world and to meet demand for Turkish, European, and Latin American tourists who aim to plan their holiday in Thailand
The new route to Phuket will be served by four direct flights per week and there is possibility to increase flight in the upcoming winter season which is the high demand period for travelling to Phuket.
Thailand is considered as one of the important visit place for Turkey. Last year, in 2016, there were 74,568 visitors from Turkey which has been increasing for approximately y 18 percent over 2015.
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