Qatar Airways’ Inaugural Flight to Izmir Touches Down at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport

Qatar Airways’ Inaugural Flight to Izmir Touches Down at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport

Direct services to Izmir operated three times per week by an Airbus A320 aircraft

Izmir is Qatar Airways’ seventh Turkish gateway, strengthening the airline’s already robust presence in the Turkish market

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways’ first flight from Doha to Izmir landed today at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, marking the addition of airline’s seventh Turkish gateway. Qatar Airways flight QR 347, operated by an Airbus A320, was welcomed to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport by a celebratory water canon salute.

The Turkish Ambassador to the State of Qatar, H.E. Fikret Özer, was joined by Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Europe, Mr. Sylvain Bosc, on board Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight to Izmir.

VIPs present to greet the aircraft upon arrival included the Deputy Governor of Izmir, Mr. Aydın Memük; DHMİ Deputy Chief Manager Adnan Menderes International Airport, Mr. Necmi Karakoç; DHMİ Deputy Chief Manager, Hasan Çıracı; and TAV Ege General Manager, Mr. Erkan Balcı.

VIPs present to greet the aircraft upon arrival included Deputy Governor, Mr. Aydın Memük; Director of State Airports Authorıty, Adnan Menderes Airport, Mr. Erdal Çavuşoğlu and TAV Ege General Manager, Mr. Erkan Balcı.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to launch direct services to Izmir, a beautiful coastal city and key business hub. This new gateway to Turkey will strengthen Qatar Airways’ already robust presence in the Turkish market, while providing our passengers travelling from Turkey enhanced connectivity to our extensive global route map of more than 160 destinations. Izmir is also home to the country’s second-largest port after Istanbul, and is a major commercial centre, making it a key destination for business travellers.”

TAV Ege General Manager, Mr. Erkan Balcı, said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Qatar Airways inaugural flight from Doha. Izmir Adnan Menderes airport is the gateway to the world-famous Aegean region, which is home to major cultural and historic attractions, drawing millions of visitors each year from all over the world.”

Three weekly flights to Izmir will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class.

Set against the Aegean Sea on Turkey’s western coast, Izmir has been an important port city since ancient times. Visitors to Izmir have a wide variety of activities to enjoy, from exploring nearby monuments and archaeological sites, including the Roman Agora of ancient Smyrna, now an open-air museum, to enjoying the renowned seafood restaurants set along the city’s promenade. Tourists can also visit the restorative Balçova thermal baths, just 10km west of İzmir

Qatar Airways currently operates flights to six destinations in Turkey, with separate services to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport (21 times per week) and Istanbul Airport (14 times per week), Adana Airport (three times a week), and daily flights to Ankara. The award-winning airline will also resume direct seasonal services to Bodrum on 25 May 2019 and Antalya from 24 May 2019.

Qatar Airways Cargo is a key player in Turkey, providing belly-hold flights to Adana, Ankara, Sabiha Gökçen and Istanbul.

The airline also operates three weekly Boeing 777 freighter services to Istanbul. With the launch of flights to and from Izmir, Qatar Airways Cargo will offer direct cargo capacity for perishable exports such as fresh fish and fruits out of Izmir. Trucking services will also be offered both ways between Izmir and Istanbul. With the thrice weekly belly-hold flights and trucking services, the cargo carrier will offer more than 50 tonnes per month to and from Izmir. Belly-hold cargo capacity to Antalya in Turkey will soon be introduced.

As well as enjoying the award-winning in-flight service on board, passengers travelling to Izmir will also have access to Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system, offering the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more.

A multiple-award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat’, ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide. The airline will add a number of new destinations to its extensive route network in 2019, including Izmir, Turkey; Rabat, Morocco; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; Mogadishu, Somalia and Langkawi, Malaysia.

Covid19: Travel Safe

We recommend that you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight for domestic flights, and 3 hours for international flights.

PLEASE NOTE!
For PCR Test; Kindly take into consideration the periods required for sample collection according to the destination countries at the sample collection centers within the airports and apply 24 hours before considering laboratory procedures.
Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport State hospitals
Public Health Directorate Dokuz Eylul University Research and Application Hospital
Ege University Hospital (Application and Research Center Balçova District Health Directorate
Bayraklı District Health Directorate Bergama District Health Directorate
Bornova District Health Directorate Buca District Health Directorate
Çiğli District Health Directorate Menemen District Health Directorate
Karabağlar District Health Directorate Karşıyaka District Health Directorate
Konak District Health Directorate Ödemiş District Health Directorate
Urla District Health Directorate Torbalı District Health Directorate
Accommodation facilities*  
İEU Medical Park Hospital  
Tınaztepe Hospital  

*Only applicable for the guests of the facility. Names of the accommodation facilities with sample collection service can be accessed via Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism and the facility.

Between 10.00 AM and 12.00 PM at District Health Directorates
Between 3.00 PM and 5.00 PM at Public Health DirectorateWithin the working hours at hospitals
24/7 at Adnan Menderes Airport
Between 10.00 AM and 12.00 PM at Ege University Hospital (Application and Research Center)
Between 10.00 AM and 12.00 PM at Dokuz Eylul University Research and Application Hospital
Please ask for further information at the accommodation facilities.

PLEASE NOTE!

Kindly take into consideration the periods required for sample collection according to the destination countries at the sample collection centers within the airports and apply 24 hours before considering laboratory procedures.

Those who will be tested shall document that they are traveling abroad and present their payment bills for testing together with their IDs.

250TL for samples collected at the test centers.

The fee for the test shall be paid to the;

İZMİR INSTITUTIONS REVOLVING CAPITAL

TAX OFFICE: KONAK TAX OFFICE

TAX NUMBER:4840722040

HALK BANK BASMANE Corporate Branch account

IBAN NO: TR240001200973300005000046 of Directorate General of Public Health.

Test results are uploaded to e-nabız (e-pulse) system in both Turkish and English and shall only be followed up online, no printed papers are provided. If you are a Turkish citizen, test results can be accessed by entering the last 4 digits of the IDs to the system; and if you are not a Turkish citizen, test results can be accessed by entering the last 4 digits of the passport number to the system.

Test results can also be accessed by passengers via E-Nabız (e-Pulse) application.

Test results are signed electronically. No other signature is required.

Guests with positive PCR test results shall immediately inform the management of the facility that they have accommodated, As well as the information units for passengers who provide samples for testing. .

All waiting areas at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

Boarding will begin from the back of the aircraft and proceed to front row seats. Please wait for your turn.

Boarding pass and ID checks are configured to minimize contact with others.

Passengers without masks won’t be allowed to board the airplane.

The prayer areas at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

The duty-free at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage. Wearing a mask is obligatory at duty-free shops.

Duty-free areas and storage areas are frequently disinfected.

We recommend using contactless payment options.

International arrival passengers will have their body temperatures checked and in case of suspicion, passengers will be directed to the health units.

All arrival areas at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

Baggage conveyor systems are disinfected frequently.

The F&B points at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage. Wearing a mask is obligatory at F&B points.

F&B areas, kitchens and storage areas are frequently disinfected.

We recommend using contactless payment options.

The lounges at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

During this phase, some facilities at our airport may be closed to service. For detailed information: www.primeclass.com.tr

Until further notice, only passengers and airport staff will be allowed inside the terminal. Please wait in the carpark to welcome guests.

No, you can still check-in to your flight when you arrive at the terminal. On the other hand, for a faster and safer experience, we recommend to complete your online check-in before arriving at the terminal, whenever possible.

To protect yourself and others, you are required to wear a mask at all times during your journey in the airport. Passengers without a mask will not be allowed inside the terminal and will not be able to board the plane. Irregularity to comply with this rule may result in penalties.

We kindly remind you to wear a mask during your trip to and from the airport with public transportation.

The precautions taken at our airport can be grouped under three main areas.

Firstly, we have mapped the movement of passengers and staff inside the airport and configured a flow that would enable everyone to keep safe physical distance with other in every step of the way. Secondly, we have increased the frequency of disinfection and hygiene works. Thirdly, we have made arrangements to minimize contact between passengers and airport staff.

Aviation is a highly regulated industry due to the global character of the business. In Turkey, the precautions to be taken at airports against COVID-19 are defined in the “Airports Pandemic Precautions and Certification Circular”, issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (SHGM). We have implemented these precautions fully at our airport.

As TAV Airports, our global footprint reaches 100 airports in 30 countries. Through this know-how, we have implemented precautions that go beyond legal requirements. Our staff is trained regarding the new regulations and code of conduct.

We have implemented signage for you to keep your physical distance with others during security control. Please adhere to directions.

X-ray machines and trays are disinfected frequently.

Your body temperature will be checked with thermal cameras upon entering the terminal. Anyone with a body temperature above 37.5C will be directed to the health authorities. We kindly remind you to put on your mask before entering the terminal building.

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