YHT flights in Mevlana City Konya attract great interest: YHT flights between the capital Ankara and the center of the economy, Istanbul and the "Mevlana City" attract great attention. Visitors, mainly from Istanbul, Ankara and Eskişehir, make a great contribution to Konya's economy.
Citizens show great interest in High Speed Train (YHT) flights launched between the historical capitals of Konya, Istanbul and Ankara. Flights between Konya and Istanbul are carried out with an occupancy rate of over 90 percent and Ankara flights with an occupancy rate of over 80 percent.
Ottoman Empire's capital Istanbul and the capital Ankara Anatolian Seljuk Empire, the capital of the Republic of Turkey is increasing thanks to the number of visitors to Konya YHT. Those who come to Konya on a daily basis contribute to the economy of the whole city, from the restaurant to the gift seller.
According to the data of the General Directorate of State Railways, 2014 million 1 thousand people traveled in YHT flights between Konya and Ankara in 873. The occupancy rate in trains approached 83 percent.
The number of people traveling between 17-18 December in Konya-Istanbul YHT flights, which was opened on December 31 by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Lütfi Elvan, was determined as 17. The occupancy rate of the trains was over 660 percent. Konya-Eskişehir flights, which have been continuing for a while, are also made with high occupancy rates.
YHT flights from Istanbul, Ankara and Eskişehir to Konya have added a significant vitality to the economy of the city. Especially those who made daily Mevlana visits on weekends increased the mobility.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Ali Osman Karamercan, President of the Union of Chambers of Konya Tradesmen and Craftsmen, said that YHT flights, which started with Ankara and then continued with Eskişehir and Istanbul, were almost lifeline to Konya.
Karamercan emphasized that the number of Mevlana friends who visited the city caused an increase in both the time and the comfort of travel, he said:
“It became a lifeline for industry and small tradesmen in particular. High-speed train brought dynamism to Konya. Daily from Ankara, Eskişehir and Istanbul to Konya, Hz. There are those who come to visit our Mevlana tomb. It started to make a great contribution to every profession for its taxi driver, simit seller, barber, souvenir seller, and restaurant. Really, because of the dynamism, Konya tradesmen complete the day. It started to make a great contribution to the growth of Konya and its economy. "
"We expect the number of flights to increase"
Karamercan said, “I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the initiation of these voyages, especially our President, Prime Minister and Minister,” said Karamercan, and said that some citizens had difficulty finding tickets, therefore they received requests to increase the number of trips.
Karamercan said, “I hope we want it to continue. We are also waiting for the flights to Karaman. Konya-Karaman will be reduced to 20 minutes. This is a very beautiful thing. Then Mersin will start. High Speed Train services really brought movement to Konya. Especially on weekends, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, there is a nice activity in our Konya. "There are people who come from Ankara, Eskişehir and Ankara to visit daily."
Mevlana guests who came to Konya from Ankara and Istanbul by YHT also stated that they were happy to travel comfortably in a shorter time compared to the highway, and added that they had to book a ticket for YHT travel a few days in advance.