Turkish Airlines launches direct flights between Istanbul and San Francisco, with a video that teases startup world

Turkish Airlines has finally started its much anticipated direct flights between Istanbul and San Francisco. It’s THY’s second destination in California (after Los Angeles). The flights are operated 5 times a week in both directions.

The company said the flights will help to connect startup communities and business people in Istanbul and surrounding region to San Francisco that houses world’s technology hub Silicon Valley. It has also released a humorous promo video (see bottom) that teases startup people, and introduced a customized livery for the Boeing 777-300, named Safranbolu, which will inaugurate service between two major cities.

Round trip fares are now available from Istanbul to San Francisco with a price that starts at €511.

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