The new direct flight between the northern port city of Thessaloniki and Istanbul commenced on Friday by Turkish Airlines.  On board the airplane, that landed earlier in the day at Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport inaugurating the new route, were 101 passengers, among them, Turkish Airlines President Hamdi Topcu, tour operators, businessmen and journalists from the neighboring country.

The flights servicing the Istanbul-Thessaloniki-Istanbul route are scheduled to take place four times a week.