Turkish Airlines expands presence in Russia

12/4/2017. Turkish Airlines further strengthens its presence in Russia with the addition of Samara to its extensive flight network, making it the carrier's 250th international destination.Currently operating to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Ufa and Stavropol, the flag carrier will now operate direct flights to Samara.Roundtrip services between Istanbul and Samara will be operated three times per week, with special round trip fares starting from $159 (including taxes).Additionally, for the first six months of operation to new destinations, Miles&Smiles members are offers a special 25 per cent reduction in the miles needed to redeem either award tickets or upgrades.( tradearabia.com)