Passengers who have more than 20 hours of connection time in Istanbul can receive complimentary accommodation. Picture: Eric Greer.

Turkish Airlineshas extended its popular ‘Stopover’ service to include passengers from South Africa who are connecting in Istanbul to a wide range of selected destinations*.
 
Passengers who have more than 20 hours of connection time in Istanbul can receive complimentary accommodation and a great opportunity to discover the unique beauty of Istanbul during their transit time.
 
Qualifying passengers will receive an accommodation voucher from Turkish Airlines’ authorised staff after booking their flight. Economy class passengers will receive a one night stay at a 4-star hotel; and business class passengers a two night stay at a 5-star hotel in Sultanahmet and Taksim, popular neighbourhoods widely regarded as the central points of Istanbul.
 
The ‘Stopover’ service was previously offered to passengers departing from Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Australia, and is now being expanded to travellers from South Africa and other departure points.
 
Ahmet Olmuştur, Turkish Airlines’ Chief Marketing Officer, said the airline was excited to extend our ‘Stopover’ programme to more countries. 

"We want to provide our passengers with an opportunity to experience Turkish hospitality and other attractions that the beautiful city of Istanbul has to offer. We are confident that our passengers will benefit from our service and will make the most out of it,"  he said. 
 
The Stopover services are offered to passengers travelling from South Africa to Asia and Far East and Americas (The USA, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, Cuba), the UK, Ireland, Israel, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Tunisia.