Carpatair expands its Constanta-based operations with a direct flight to Istanbul, starting June 15, a press release informs. The route will be operated by three flights a week, on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, the company announced. Carpatair thus becomes the first airline to provide a direct connection between the two cities. “Starting to operate Turkey, with Istanbul as destination, comes at a moment when there are opportunities to develop partnerships between the local business communities. (…) To Carpatair, this means developing its sixth hub in the country and also entering Turkey – a new market abroad,” the vice-president for Marketing and Sales of Carpatair, Paula Ardelean said.The company will operate changes in the schedule of its flights between Timisoara and Constanta, in order to secure connections with other destination in Romania, through the Carpatair hub of Timisoara.