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On Friday, May 27, 2022, Turkish Airlines will launch its 12th U.S. gateway in Seattle, Washington. Turkish Airlines will service four flights per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Istanbul Airport using a 300-seat Boeing 787-9.

The maiden flight, TK203, is anticipated to take off from Istanbul Airport (IST) on May 27 at 2:05 p.m. local time and arrive to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) on May 27 at 4:15 p.m. local time. The first Turkish Airlines flight to depart from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), flight TK204, will depart May 27 at 5:45 p.m. and arrive to Istanbul Airport (IST) on May 28 at 3:25 p.m. local time.

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With its hub at the new Istanbul Airport—scheduled to be the world’s largest upon completion—Turkish Airlines flies to 334 destinations in 128 countries spanning five continents, and connects to more than 60 destinations within a 3-hour flight from Istanbul. The Seattle gateway will be the airline’s 335th destination and the first Turkish Airlines gateway in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S.

In North America, Turkish Airlines currently has 16 gateway cities including Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, Houston, Miami, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Mexico City, Cancun, with three new gateways added in 2021—Newark, Dallas and Vancouver. In 2022, Turkish Airlines is also planning to launch an additional gateway in Detroit.

“We are proud to open our new Seattle gateway, the first in the Pacific Northwest, as we continue to expand our U.S. presence and global route network,” said Turkish Airlines chairman of the board and the executive committee, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat. “We invite Seattle to reconnect with the world and experience our world-class service, award-winning cuisine and world-famous Turkish hospitality.”

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