Turkish Airlines will resume its round-trip Ankara-Rome direct flights next January, the airlines announced yesterday. The Turkish flag carrier first flew to the Italian capital in 1959. The new flights will now connect the two capitals after six decades, the airlines said in a statement. Initially, there will be two flights per week, on Mondays and Thursdays, as of Jan. 7, 2019.
"Within the summer schedule, Turkish Airlines currently operates 131 flights per week through eight destinations in Italy, including Rome, Milan, Venice, Pisa, Bologna, Naples, Catania and Bari, from Istanbul Atatürk International Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport," the carrier said. The airline operates direct flights to Rome and Milan from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, it added.