Turkish Airlines today announced special round trip pricing on direct flights from Los Angeles, CA, the Airline’s newest U.S. gateway, to Istanbul, Turkey, and other Turkish Airlines’ destinations countrywide.

Dubbed the “Early Bird Special,” round trip flights from Los Angeles’ LAX to Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport are just $599.00. Tickets from Los Angeles to Ankara and Izmir are only $669.00 round trip. All other destinations in Turkey from Los Angeles’ LAX are just $719.00 round trip. These prices include all fuel surcharges and taxes.

Tickets must be purchased between July 5, 2011 and July 15, 2011; the promotional price is valid for flights from October 1, 2011 through December 18, 2011 and January 1, 2012 through February 28, 2012. Promotional fares are applicable on flights TK009 and TK010 only. Promotional fares are valid only on flights originating in Los Angeles, CA.*

In addition, Turkish Airlines, which just introduced service from Los Angeles to Istanbul in March 2011, is adding a fifth daily flight from LAX to Atatürk Airport on Wednesdays beginning August 31st, 2011. The Airline will offer daily flights from Los Angeles to Istanbul beginning March 26th, 2012.

A pioneer in the aviation industry and a member of the Star Alliance network since April 1, 2008, Turkish Airlines is known for its impeccable service, flight safety and connectivity worldwide. From the U.S., Turkish Airlines offers non-stop direct flights from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Washington D.C. Flights from Los Angeles are flown on Turkish Airlines’ brand new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The flights offer Turkish Airlines’ legendary Business Class with gourmet cuisine prepared on-board by the brand’s famed “Flying Chef” as well as the Airline’s new Comfort Class and award-winning Economy class cabins.

At the World Airline Awards in June, Skytrax, a world recognized brand associated with air travel excellence in the 21st century, named Turkish Airlines “Best Airline Europe,” “Best Premium Economy Seats” for its all-new Comfort Class and “Best
Airline Southern Europe.” The awards were based on a 10-month consumer satisfaction survey in which 18.8 million airline customers participated.

Turkish Airlines has its global headquarters in Istanbul, a gateway between east and west that allows visitors an unrivaled glimpse into world history, the chance to experience one of Eurasia’s most cosmopolitan destinations and a hub for travel to other cities in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

*Additional terms and conditions apply. Fares are not guaranteed until ticketed and are subject to availability and change without notice.

To purchase tickets immediately, visit www.turkishairlines.com, call toll free at 1-800-874-8875 or contact your travel agent.

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About Turkish Airlines:

Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member, Turkish Airlines is today a four star airline company with a fleet of 174 aircraft flying to 183 destinations around the world, comprising 41 domestic and 142 international destinations. Visit www.turkishairlines.com for more information.

About Star Alliance:

Turkish Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance network that was established in 1997. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 21.000 daily flights to 1,160 destinations in 181 countries.