Qatar Airways has responded to increased customer demand for service to Turkey by launching direct flights to the southern city of Adana, the airline’s fourth route to the country.

The new three-times–a-week service is in addition to the airline’s existing flights to the capital Ankara, and services to historic Istanbul’s two main airports.

From 6 November 2017, Qatar Airways will operate an Airbus A320 between Doha and Adana Şakirpaşa Airport. It will be the first five-star Middle East airline to offer flights to and from Adana.

Located at the crossroads of Anatolia and the Middle East, Adana is Turkey’s fifth largest city and a major agricultural and industrial centre. A short distance from the Mediterranean coast, it is also famous for its traditional Turkish cuisine, and boasts several historic monuments and architectural landmarks, making it an ideal starting point for holidaymakers who wish to explore historic Turkey.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said that the new service to Adana will help reinforce links between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Turkey and deepen the friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

Adana is an agricultural and industrial powerhouse, so our new three-times-a-week service will help boost an all-important trade and commercial links between Qatar and Turkey. It will also increase tourism to a city renowned throughout Turkey for its incredible local cuisine, a magnet for food-lovers.’

Adana Şakirpaşa Airport is the sixth-busiest airport in Turkey. At just 3.5 km from the city centre, its international terminal can accommodate up to three million passengers a year.

Qatar Airways currently operates flights to three destinations in Turkey, with separate services to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport (twice a day), and Istanbul Ataturk Airport (10 times a week) as well as daily flights to Ankara.

Flight Schedule (Monday, Thursday, and Saturday)

Doha (DOH) to Adana (ADA) QR438 Departs 7:20 am Arrives 11:25 am 
Adana (ADA) to Doha (DOH) QR439 Departs 12:25 pm Arrives 4:15 pm

For more information about Qatar Airways and their new flight destinations, visit their website through this link