Golfers land in Antalya for Turkish Airlines Open 2018

TA Open 2018The sixth staging of the Turkish Airlines Open kicks off on Thursday 1 November at the Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort, Antalya. A host of the world’s finest players will compete at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort, which hosts the tournament for a third straight year. Turkish Airlines first introduced the tournament in 2013. The world-renowned event, which is the third last of the season, has become a crucial week in the European Tour calendar. On the occasion of this year’ tournament start, a press conference was held in Antalya with the participations of Republic of Turkey Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, British golfer Justin Rose, Turkish Airlines SVP Corporate Communication, Seda Kalyoncu, and Turkish Golf Federation (TGF) President Ahmet Ağaoğlu.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is also known for his golf love, Çavuşoğlu said; “It is thanks to the events like the Turkish Airlines Open, golf in Turkey has been widely promoted, and it is more and more popular with our society, most particularly with many teenagers, playing now. Besides 75 players from all over the world, we have three bright young Turkish golfers playing in this year’ tournament. This tournament is one of the biggest events, not only in Turkey but all over the world. It has become a tradition in Turkey and that will continue. This would not be possible without the support of our partners. I would like to thank to our national pride Turkish Airlines and Turkish Golf Federation as well for successfully carrying out such a great organization in our country in years. And wish success to all golfers.”
Turkey Golf Federation President Ahmet Ağaoğlu said, “The series that we’ve been looking forward to during the year now finally begins, so our excitement is inexpressible of course. I wish all our golfers good luck, and all our guests a very pleasant 4 days.”
The tournament is a key element of Turkish Airlines’ strong commitment to sport, which stretches from soccer at all levels, European Professional Club Rugby and the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Basketball. The airline’s backing for golf and desire to grow the game around the world includes the Turkish Airlines Challenge, and the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Amateur Series, which takes place across 100 cities around the world and also held its final in Belek this week.
Turkish Airlines it set to move its operations to Istanbul New Airport, which officially opened on October 29 2018, and recently named as Istanbul Airport by the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Upon completion of the final phase, the global hub will welcome 200 million passengers per year. The monumental infrastructure project will play a pivotal role in Turkish Airlines’ global network expansion and capacity, redefining air travel and delivering top level travel experience.