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Press release - Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Istanbul international hub - from Cluj International Airport

Cluj-Napoca, August 16, 2020: The process of resuming the flights from Cluj “Avram Iancu” International Airport, continues in August, through the decision of Turkish Airlines to resume its regular flights Istanbul - Cluj-Napoca - Istanbul route. Starting today, August 16, 2020, after an interruption of almost 22 weeks, determined by the circumstances of the spread of the SARS CoV2 pandemic (Covid-19), the flights to the economic capital of Turkey will be resumed.


The first flights of Turkish Airlines started on September 1, 2016, with a frequency of 4 flights/week, and subsequently, the air operator decided to increase the flight capacity from 4 to 7 frequencies/week, due to the high potential of the coverage area related to Cluj International Airport.


The flights to Istanbul will be operated in August with a regularity of 2 frequencies /week, and the number of frequencies will gradually increase in the next period.


The flight schedule proposed by the airline is as follows:



Operating days

Departure hour

Arrival hour

AUGUST – 2 weekly flights

Cluj-Napoca – Istanbul







Istanbul – Cluj-Napoca








Note: For more details and reservations please access www.turkishailines.com


Passengers can benefit from numerous connections to Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia, provided by Istanbul airport.


Mr. Alper Atalay, Sales Manager at Turkish Airlines, stated “We are returning to the skies of Cluj-Napoca. As of August 16th, we are pleased to welcome our passengers to safe travels on an expanded number of international and Turkey’s domestic flights. Our objective is to keep our passengers safe throughout their trip with a socially distant, contactless and hygienic travel experience. We provide extra flexible rights for tickets, to accommodate changes in their travel schedule. Thank you for flying with Turkish Airlines and we wish you a pleasant flight.


Mr. Viorel Federiga, Chairman of the Board of Cluj "Avram Iancu" International Airport has sent the following message: "The resumption of Turkish Airlines flights is a cause of a great celebration for Cluj International Airport, and a new step to reduce the negative impact on passenger traffic, experienced following the SARS CoV2 pandemic (Covid-19). ”


The Managing Director of Cluj "Avram Iancu" International Airport, Mr. David Ciceo stated in his turn: „We welcome the decision of Turkish Airlines regarding the resumption of flights on Cluj-Istanbul route. We are pleased that Cluj Airport passengers will be able to benefit again, from the multiple connection possibilities offered by one of the largest international aviation hubs, namely Istanbul New Airport.”




In view of the situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we ask passengers to comply with all measures of physical distancing, mandatory sanitary measures of wearing a mask and all instructions of airport staff upon arrival at the airport.



Press Office