Turkish Airlines Offers a Free Mini-Vacation for Indian Travelers with “Stopover in Istanbul”


Turkish Airlines, one of the leading airlines in the world, announced the launch of its Stopover in Istanbul program in India, providing passengers with the opportunity to explore the fascinating city during layovers. Passengers flying with Turkish Airlines can now enjoy free accommodation and immerse themselves in the rich history, culture, and shopping experiences that Istanbul has to offer. Travelers will benefit from free accommodation in select partner hotels, allowing them to make the most of their time in the city.

Turkish Airlines Director of Sales, Mahmut Yayla, said “We are dedicated to enhancing the travel experiences of our Indian passengers. Our ‘Stopover in Istanbul’ program underscores our commitment to providing exceptional services. Through complimentary stays in our partner hotels, we invite Indian travelers to discover the vibrant charm of Istanbul during their layovers, enriching their journey with cultural immersion and memorable moments.”

The surge in travel interest among Indians after the pandemic has resulted in a significant uptick in visits to European destinations, attributed to evolving travel preferences, improved connectivity, and enticing bundled travel packages. Recognized as one of the best airlines in the world, Turkish Airlines stands out as the most preferred choice for seamless journeys worldwide. Moreover, the “Stopover in Istanbul” program in India provides an additional perk, offering passengers traveling to Europe a complimentary stopover in Istanbul.

Passengers with a layover period of at least 20 hours are eligible to participate in the Stopover in Istanbul program. Vouchers for the free stay are issued upon completion of the application process. Travelers can now make a reservation by providing the necessary details, including name, reservation code (PNR), ticket number, preferred accommodation dates, room type, telephone number, and email address.

As an additional complimentary service, Turkish Airlines offers Touristanbul, a free layover service for all international transfer passengers with a layover time of 6-24 hours. Travelers can choose from a selection of tours tailored to their flight schedule, exploring the iconic historical sites of Istanbul, and savoring authentic Turkish cuisine.

Turkish Airlines’ Stopover Accommodation service is available at 108 destinations across 42 countries including India. Business Class passengers enjoy a two-night stay in a 5-star hotel, while Economy Class passengers are offered one night in a 4-star hotel.

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