Boeing 787-9 – Image: Adam Moreira (AEMoreira042281) / CC BY-SA
Turkish Airlines will be back in Brazil this Friday, October 16, when flights on the São Paulo – Istanbul route resume. The novelty is due to the new aircraft that will be used in connection with Turkey and will become the Boeing 787-9.
Since the suspension due to the pandemic, the company has continued to operate only regular cargo flights to Brazil, and resumption of flight operations with passengers was postponed for different dates in October.
An attraction for the most fearless tourists is that Turkey has no restrictions on Brazilian passengers entering its territory. In addition, the PCR test, which detects the presence of the Covid virus, is not required before boarding unless the passengers have been to countries with entry restrictions in Turkey. However, valid international travel insurance is required, otherwise entry will be denied.
At this time, connections between Istanbul and Guarulhos airports and later with Buenos Aires take place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. A fourth frequency is to take place on January 1st.
The flights are operated with the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with a capacity of 300 passengers in an economy class configuration with 270 seats, 3-3-3 seats per row and 30 executive seats with 1-2 seats -1.
At one point, the company even provided flight reservations for Brazil that listed the Airbus A350 as an aircraft. However, this project has been postponed to the end of March (subject to adjustments). In the meantime, the 787 will continue to operate.