A regular flight from Kyiv to the Turkish city of Izmir was introduced by TAV company, the official website of the company reported. Flights were organized by TPG and Peninsula Tour operators.

The first 172 passengers and crew were solemnly greeted at the Izmir Adnan Menderes airport with “water arch”.

According to TAV General Manager in the Aegean region Erkan Balci, Izmir airport is connected to 22 domestic destinations as well as 50 international destinations at 23 countries with direct flights from Adnan Menderes Airport.  The General Manager also expressed satisfaction that Izmir-Kyiv flights are launched.

Earlier QHA reported about 1 million 45 thousand Ukrainian tourists who visited Turkey in 2016. Thus, Ukraine showed almost 50% increase compared to last year. Ukraine took the 6th place and left behind such countries as Netherlands, Russia, Azerbaijan and Greece as to tourist flow to Turkey.