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Turkish Airlines has added to its routes with the launch of direct flights between Sharjah and its Istanbul hub.

With existing services from Dubai International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport (cargo flights), and Abu Dhabi International Airport, the new Sharjah route marks Turkish Airlines' fourth destination into the UAE.

Flights from Sharjah International Airport will be operated seven times a week in both directions, with the inaugural flight departing on April 5, 2019.

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Turkish Airlines started its journey into the UAE more than 38 years ago with the first flights operating to/from Abu Dhabi since 1981. The first Turkish Airlines flight to/from Dubai inaugurated over 36 years ago.