KARACHI - As a part of an expansion program, Turkish Airlines will increase the number of flights departing from Istanbul to various international cities. Having increased its flights recently to many international destinations, Turkish Airlines will also raise the flight frequencies to the cities of New Delhi and Mumbai in India, Brussels, Venice, Helsinki, Basel and Dublin in Europe, Kuwait in the Middle East, Addis Ababa in Africa. Already having flights to New Delhi five times a week and Mumbai three times a week, Turkish Airlines will increase its flight frequency to 7 flights per week starting on February 2, 2009 for both New Delhi, the capital of India, and Mumbai, the finance center of India. As one of the biggest airlines of Europe due to an ambitious expansion program carried out in the past 6 years, Turkish Airlines will increase its flights to Brussels, the capital of European Union from 17 to 21 flights per week starting on March 2, 2009. Along with the flight increase to Brussels, Turkish Airlines increased the number of flights to Venice, the tourism center of Italy; Helsinki, the capital of Finland; Basel, the art center of Switzerland; and Dublin, the capital of Ireland to 7 flights per week. The planned schedule for the flight increases to Venice and Basel will start on March 3. The flight increases to Helsinki will begin on March 5. The increase of flights to Dublin will commence on March 29. Turkish Airlines flies to Venice, Helsinki and Dublin 5 times a week and to Basel 4 times a week according to current schedule. As one of the world's fastest growing airlines, Turkish Airlines will raise the number of flights to Kuwait in the Middle East, already 4 days a week to 5 days a week starting on March 7, 2009. The frequencies of Addis Ababa flights departing from Istanbul will be also increased from 4 to 5 flights per week as of March 7, 2009.