Turkish Airlines commences flight services to Osaka

A Turkish Airlines 787 approaches to land.
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Last week saw a new long-haul addition to Turkish Airlines international network, with the inauguration of flight services to Osaka, Japan.

The carrier now offers a four times weekly service to Osaka Kansai International Airport with its widebody Dreamliner fleet.

Latest Long-Haul Expansion


As of December 12, 2023, Turkish Airlines has commenced operations between Istanbul Airport and Osaka International Airport.

The airline now offers flights four days a week – on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays – utilizing the Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

This latest foray not only underscores the airline’s growing influence in Japan but also marks a significant milestone in bolstering its global network.

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Leadership Statement


Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines, expressed delight in launching flights to Osaka.

He emphasized the cultural richness of the city and the broader impact on the Asia-Pacific region. “Osaka flights not only strengthen our presence but also exemplify our dedication to connecting people and cultures globally,” stated Prof. Dr. Bolat.

The commitment to delivering the highest quality service remains unwavering, allowing passengers to embark on a journey of exploration through the airline’s unique flight network.

Osaka: Culinary Capital and Cultural Gateway


Ranked as Japan’s second-largest city, Osaka beckons travelers with its culinary delights and cultural treasures.

Often hailed as the ‘capital of Japanese cuisine,’ the city has earned a global reputation as a gourmet haven.

Turkish Airlines recognizes Osaka not just as a destination but as a gateway to the cultural wonders of the Kansai region, encompassing Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe.

This strategic move by the airline opens doors for globetrotters to unravel the diverse tapestry of Japan’s heritage.

Osaka’s allure extends beyond its gastronomic pleasures. It serves as a magnetic hub for tourists, drawing visitors from around the globe. The city’s popularity as a tourist destination is evident in its vibrant blend of historical and modern attractions.

Turkish Airlines invites travelers to go beyond the ordinary and immerse themselves in the juxtaposition of Osaka’s historical and contemporary offerings.

The airline’s commitment to excellence ensures that passengers embark on a journey that transcends conventional travel, creating memories that last a lifetime.

Unveiling Osaka’s Cultural Tapestry

As tourists step off the Turkish Airlines flight onto Osaka’s soil, they are greeted not only by the city’s bustling energy but also by a cultural tapestry waiting to be unraveled.

From the historic streets of Kyoto to the serene beauty of Nara’s temples, Osaka serves as the epicenter for cultural exploration.

Gourmet Paradise

For culinary enthusiasts, Osaka is a paradise. Turkish Airlines recognizes the importance of savoring every moment, not just in the air but also on the ground.

The airline’s strategic move to include Osaka in its flight network opens avenues for passengers to indulge in gastronomic delights that define the city’s identity.

Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe


Beyond Osaka, Turkish Airlines’ new route unlocks access to the cultural triad of Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe.

Passengers are encouraged to extend their exploration beyond Osaka’s borders, discovering the historical nuances of Kyoto, the tranquil beauty of Nara, and the cosmopolitan charm of Kobe.

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Osaka became the latest addition to Turkish Airlines long-haul network, with the commencement of a four times weekly service from Istanbul.
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