Connecting Lviv to the World
Turkish Airlines arrival refects Lviv’s growing international appeal
Many analysts believe that of all Ukraine’s major Euro 2012-related infrastructure developments, the opening of a state-of-the-art international airport in Lviv will prove to have the biggest long-term impact on the development of the country’s economy. Since the turn of the millennium Lviv’s tourist industry has been in a state of near constant expansion as local entrepreneurs and international investors look to capitalize on the city’s huge tourism potential. While many international airlines are said to monitoring the Lviv international airport situation with considerable interest, some of the biggest names in the global air travel industry have
already established regular Lviv routes. The opening of a daily Turkish Airlines service
linking Lviv to Istanbul in the frst half of 2010 was a landmark event in the city’s ongoing
evolution into a twenty-frst century business and tourism hub, demonstrating that Lviv’s regional reach was strong enough to attract one of the biggest airlines in the world.
An historic gateway: Lviv — Istanbul — The World!
The daily Turkish Airlines service connecting Lviv and Istanbul has proved popular among
Leopolitan travelers thanks in large part to the excellent connections which the Turkish
carrier can ofer via its central operational hub in Turkey’s largest city. Turkish Airlines offers direct fights to destinations all over the globe and in many cases is a far more convenient choice for Lviv passengers which can help reduce both transit times and air miles. Many have also been tempted by the possibility of extending planned trips to include overnight stays in Istanbul. The legendary Turkish megapolis and former Byzantine capital has exercised a fascination over Ukrainians for thousands of years and remains a popular destination among contemporary Leopolitans. Promotional events such as the current shopping season being hosted in Istanbul have also proved additional attractions that have encouraged many Lviv travelers to opt for an overnight extension in this most famous of Turkish cities.
Added choice: Comfort Class & traditional Turkish hospitality
As Turkish Airlines has expanded in recent years, executives have sought to position the airline as a world leader in service quality. While many internal European markets have been swamped by budget airlines which have often forced competing full service carriers to strip their own service quality down to a minimum, Turkish Airlines has gone in the opposite direction and sought to emphasize the service factor in its market positioning. An example of this trend was the introduction in late 2010 of the airline’s new Comfort Class, which occupies the niche between Economy and Business Class travel while ofering an enhanced fying
experience with extra shape and amenities plus fve-star service. Comfort Class is an
innovation which allows mid-budget travelers to upgrade to a new level in a way that bridges the gulf in pricing between most major airlines’ standard Economy Class and Business Class fares.
Comfort Class — the latest addition to the Turkish Airlinesfve-star service philosophy. The new Comfort Class category offers travelers extra leg room and new media convenience as well as world-class service.