Istanbul is less than a three-hour flight from most European cities. Located at the crossroads of East and West, Istanbul offers easy air connections and is served by more than 300 airlines from hundreds of cities around the world. Istanbul is serving with two airports; new Istanbul International Airport and Sabiha Gokcen International Airport with a capacity of far over 50 million travelers per year. Handling 95,000 - 100,000 passangers and 900 - 950 aircraft each day, Istanbul Atatürk Airport was awarded as "Europe's Most Comfortable International Terminal" in 2002, "The Most Secure Airport in the Middle East and the Balkans" in 2001 and "Highly Commended” in 2007.
Almost all international airlines have convenient direct flights to Istanbul from all over the world. Turkish Airlines, which has been carrying passenger and cargo since 1933, has today a fleet of 131 aircrafts and flies to a total of 148 destinations, 36 domestic and 112 international. It has consolidated its international position by linking the Caucasian countries and the Turkish Republics in Central Asia, as well as the Middle Eastern and Asian countries with Europe, Africa and North America through the service network hub in Istanbul. Turkish Airlines is a member of Star Alliance.
ISTANBUL OFFERS DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM MANY DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD ! MOSCOW, TORONTO, PARIS, AMMAN, BACU, LONDON, NEW YORK, CAIRO, DUBAI, HELSINKI, KUWAIT, BUDAPEST, KUALA LUMPUR, SAO PAULO, OSAKA, NEWYORK, CAPETOWN, SHANGHAI, LAGOS, TOKYO, TASHKENT, ASTANA, KAZAN, FRANKFURT, ISLAMABAD, KABUL, BATUM, OSLO, AMSTERDAM, BARCELONA, ROME, PRAGUE, ATHENS...
All participants are required to show a valid passport while traveling to Turkey. Citizens of some countries are required to obtain visa before arrival from the Turkish Embassy or Consulate and some may obtain e-Visas via the website www.evisa.gov.tr before arrival. The most updated visa information can be received from the website of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs; www.mfa.gov.tr
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It is your responsibility to arrange your own travel and cancellation insurance.
Please ensure that you have adequate insurance cover for your trip, including medical coverage and repatriation in case of illness or accident, as well as theft and cancellation. The organisers cannot accept responsibility for any injury, loss or damage suffered by members or their guests due to accident, illness or theft. (LAC MAY WISH TO ADD ANY FURTHER INFORMATION RELEVANT FOR TURKEY)