Turkish Airlines is considering flying to Sydney and Melbourne via Bali, to tap into the Australian penchant for travel to the Indonesian island as well as beyond to its home hub of Istanbul.
While keen to extend its reach to Australia, the route has been an on-again off-again exercise over the past few years.
However, Kotil now says that both Istanbul-Sydney and Istanbul-Melbourne routes are being examined, with a stop-over at Denpasar rather than the previously flagged pit-stops at Singapore, Bangkok or Jakarta.
Speaking to The Centre for Aviation, Kotil also raised the possibility of eventually establishing a 'mini-hub' in Bali, with several daily flights spearing out to popular Australian cities while also feeding primary Bali-Istanbul services.
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