It is also planning to double its operations in Mumbai and Delhi.
Turkish Airlines is looking at expanding its operations in India with direct flights to Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Amritsar and Bengaluru. It is also planning to double its operations in Mumbai and Delhi.
At present, the airline is flying directly from Istanbul to Mumbai and New Delhi in addition to code-share flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Chennai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Amritsar. It has a fleet of 33 Boeing, 777 aircraft, and three of those are 400 seaters which are being used for Indian routes.
A source close to the deal said, "While there is no clarity on when the deal is likely to materialize, the negotiations between the Ministry and the airlines are on."
"Turkish Airlines currently is flying 14 times a week and it wants to increase the frequency to 70 times a week," it added.
Karan Anand, Head-Relationships, Cox & Kings, stated, "In the past two years, Turkey has become a wedding destination of choice with over 200 weddings."