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Turkish Airlines introduces non-stop service from SFO to Istanbul (IST) on April 13, 2015 

Welcome Turkish Airlines!

Turkish Airlines will begin non-stop service from SFO and Istanbul (IST) on April 13, 2015.

“I am pleased to welcome Turkish Airlines to San Francisco – the Innovation Capital of the World,” said San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee.  “This new service unites San Francisco with the Crossroads of the World, Istanbul.  I fully expect this flight to better connect our diverse City to the rest of the world and be a great success.”

“We are thrilled that Turkish Airlines has selected SFO for its growth in the United States,” said Airport Director John L. Martin.  “This service to Istanbul adds a whole new level of choices for passengers traveling to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.”

Initially, flights will operate five days per week.  Effective May 11, 2015, Turkish Airlines will increase to daily service.  Flights between SFO and Istanbul will use a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft seating a total of 337 passengers, made up of 49 business class and 300 economy class seats.  The flight departs SFO at 6:10 p.m. and arrives in IST at 5:05 p.m. the following day.  The return flight departs IST at 1:05 p.m. and arrives at SFO at 4:25 p.m.

Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier of Turkey, is the fourth-largest carrier in the world by destinations served, with flights to more than 200 international locations.  For the fourth year in a row, Turkish Airlines was named this year as the “Best Airline in Europe” by SkyTrax, an independent international agency that monitors the aviation industry and whose aviation benchmarking surveys are considered among the most reliable in the world.

For more information, visit Turkish Airlines.


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Green Beans Coffee Opens in Terminal 1

SFO guests have been enjoying artisan roasting style coffee and freshly baked goods at SFO’s first Green Beans Coffee location in Terminal 1 at the entrance to the Boarding Area C security checkpoint. Green Beans Coffee serves fresh baked products, breakfast items, deli sandwiches and bagels.  Beverages include gourmet coffee, espresso drinks, teas, juices and soft drinks.

The Green Beans Coffee Company was founded by two brothers, Jason and Jon Araghi who saw a need to serve the military overseas and the opportunity to introduce gourmet coffee to an underserved market.  The first Green Beans Coffee location opened in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1996.  Today, Green Beans Coffee has more than 50 locations throughout the world and specializes in serving U.S. troops in the Middle East, Southwest Asia and Africa.  The company continues to actively support the military with programs such as a “Cup of Joe for a Joe” which allows Americans at home to send a cup of coffee and a letter of thanks to overseas military personnel.

About three years ago, the Araghi brothers felt that expanding their business to airports was a natural progression because many of their customers travel.  “As a local company, we have always wanted to have a presence in a local airport,” commented Jason Araghi, Green Beans Coffee CEO and Co-Founder.  “We are Bay Area based, and one of our greatest desires was to open a location at SFO.  Working at the airport is similar to a military base as there is a captive audience.  It’s a confined environment and we are familiar with operating in areas where there is limited access and speed of service is very important.”

Since its opening on March 3, 2015, Green Beans Coffee has already developed popular trending items such as the Mango Smoothie and the Chicken Pesto Sandwich.  For more information, visit Green Beans Coffee.


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