Articles tagged “istanbul”

Tourism

Portugal Hopes Champions League Final Will Be the Tourism Boost to Kick Off a Busy Summer Season

English football fans have probably never had a warmer welcome. Who knew the beautiful game could have such healing powers?

Portugal Hopes Champions League Final Will Be the Tourism Boost to Kick Off a Busy Summer Season

Tourism

Turkey Changes the Tourist Magnet Hagia Sophia From a Museum to a Mosque

Officials still want Hagia Sophia to draw about four million tourists a year. But authorities may obscure some of the structure's glorious mosaics and frescoes to comply with interpretations of Islam that ban the portrayal of people and animals. 

Turkey Changes the Tourist Magnet Hagia Sophia From a Museum to a Mosque

Coronavirus

Turkish Airlines Resumes Flights to the U.S.

Turkish Airlines reinstating flights to Washington D.C. and Chicago could be short-lived if Turkey's recent coronavirus outbreak escalates.

Turkish Airlines Resumes Flights to the U.S.

Tourism

Turkey Reopens Grand Bazaar and Resumes Domestic Flights

It's a symbolic move for Turkey to reopen one of its most famous attractions, the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. But it's also important that the country has been able to stick with its timetable of easing restrictions taken against the pandemic.

Turkey Reopens Grand Bazaar and Resumes Domestic Flights

Airlines

Group Building Istanbul New Airport to Get an Extra $1.2 Billion Loan

Istanbul's new airport will feature the world’s largest terminal and is due to have its delayed opening later this year. But we increasingly worry that, rather than make Turkey a key international hub between Europe and Asia, it is too big for its own good.

Group Building Istanbul New Airport to Get an Extra $1.2 Billion Loan

Airlines

Istanbul’s New Airport Faces Money Woes in Quest to Become a Global Hub

Building a world-class airport from scratch is a gargantuan project. What’s even harder is turning a city shaken by terrorism and a failed coup into the home of an airport that rivals Atlanta in the U.S.

Istanbul’s New Airport Faces Money Woes in Quest to Become a Global Hub

Airlines

Turkish Airport Builder Limak Investments Considers IPO

Building airports is a profitable enterprise, as the Turkish company shows. The problem: Not too many cities other than Istanbul are starting from scratch with new airports.

Turkish Airport Builder Limak Investments Considers IPO

Rental Cars

Uber Drivers in Istanbul Face Cabbie Harassment and Violence

Should Uber be regulated as a transport company and be subject to the same rules as ordinary taxis? It may be some time until the world reaches a consensus. Meanwhile, Uber drivers face bodily harm by protestors in Istanbul.

Uber Drivers in Istanbul Face Cabbie Harassment and Violence

Airlines

Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines to Compete With Turkish Air at New Istanbul Airport

Pegasus' announcement is the latest threat Turkish Air will have to face, but it seems the former still has a lot of logistics to figure out before it can really talk a big game at Istanbul's new airport.

Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines to Compete With Turkish Air at New Istanbul Airport

Airlines

How Turkish Air Will Recover After Airport Attacks and Coup Plot

Turkish Airlines has had a terrible month, but the airline could bounce back faster than some passengers might expect.

How Turkish Air Will Recover After Airport Attacks and Coup Plot