Seaplane flights of Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, which will reduce the transportation between Bursa and Istanbul to 18 minutes, will start on April 1. 18-minute seaplane flights will be made with the 19-seat Twin Otter type twin-engine seaplanes in the fleet of Sea Bird Airlines with an agreement between Bursa Metropolitan Municipality and Sea Bird Airlines.
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality's transportation company Bursa Transportation A.Ş. (BURULAŞ) The promotion of the sea plane flights between Haliç -Gemlik was held at the pier in Haliç. Speaking at the meeting, Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Recep Altepe said that they had the start of a beautiful project. Noting that they attach great importance to the integration of Bursa with Istanbul, Altepe explained that Bursa, the capital of history and the industrial city, is a city that produces and integrates with Istanbul. Noting that they are continuing their work in all areas for the convergence of Istanbul and Bursa, Altepe reminded that they started their flights with Bursa Sea Bus 2 months ago.
Expressing that they have established an air connection between the two cities, Recep Altepe said, “Sea planes have a capacity of 19 passengers. The planes will reach Bursa and Gemlik in 18 minutes. In the same way, planes departing from Bursa will land in Balat, the heart of Istanbul. We know the value of time. Therefore, Turkey's economy with 14 million inhabitants in the heart of Istanbul, Bursa rapprochement is very meaningful for us, "he said.
Expressing that they expect expeditions to make important contributions to Bursa industry and tourism, Altepe said, “Ticket prices are 100 lira. Our goal is not to earn money but to serve ”. Altepe stated that if the demand increases, the number of flights and flights will increase.
'WE FLY OUR PASSENGERS WITH THE WORLD'S SAFE SEA AIRPLANES'
Sea Bird Airlines Director General Kürşad Arusan stated that the Bursa Metropolitan Municipality officials came to them and said that they had an initiative and said:
“We were very pleased with this. With their support, we decided to start the Istanbul-Bursa line in cooperation with them. We started to introduce marine aviation with our own means. Now we think that this growth will be more with such contributions. Hopefully, we plan to increase the number of our aircraft in the coming days and serve a large number of passengers. The Twin Otter plane is one of the safest seaplanes in the world, it also has the capacity to fly on land. By installing the sled, we can also fly on snow. A type of aircraft that can be used in three ways. Currently, we are going to operate with the most widely used 19-passenger twin-engine seaplane in the world. "
ISTANBUL-BURSA EXCURSION 100 TL
On the other hand, in the introduction of the seaplane flights between Bursa-Istanbul and 18 minutes, approximately 15 minutes-long trial flight with Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Recep Altepe and Sea Bird Airlines General Manager Kürşad Arusan and a group of TC-SBA tail registered seaports including journalists They did.
Accordingly, as of April 1, flights between the Seaplane Platform in Golden Horn and Gemlik Port were planned mutually, twice a day, 7 days a week. The flights will be held at 08.30:18.00 in the morning from the Golden Horn Sea Plane Platform at 09.15:18.45 in the evening, at 100 in the morning at Gemlik Port and at XNUMX in the evening. Meanwhile, it has been announced that XNUMX TL tickets for sea plane flights are on sale from BURALAŞ's website and call centers.