A Complete list of Airlines with Stopover policies

What if I said you could fly and visit two destinations on your next trip – and perhaps – even for the price of one, would you believe me?
Let me introduce you to the world of airline “stopovers”. In the travel world, a stopover means something completely different and is something that is actually desired (at least when done right). Whether you’re the savvy points traveler, or the newcomer who wants to take the opportunity to find your feet in many foreign lands, stopovers help add more journeys to the one you’re already taking.

A stopover is a way to grab an extra adventure without the extra cost of another flight. Many airlines, whether you’re using points, miles, or money to travel, offer these (neatly) packaged stopovers to a variety of cities, usually the main hub of the airline, en route to your final destination.

Some airlines don’t advertise the service, while others make it widely known.

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Avianca launched its stopover program, aptly named “Stopover Bogota” a few years back which allows visitors up to 24 hours in the Colombian capital before continuing onward - with no additional cost to the ticket. This follows suit of other major legacy airlines who are trying to build out stopover programs which entice people to fly with them. Since Avianca primarily operates as a hub between North and South American routes, it’s an ideal program for travellers from the North visiting the South and vice versa.


As one of the northern and easternmost European capitals, Helsinki nearly sits under the flight path for aircraft heading between Europe and Asia. With Finnair’s stopover program, Finnair flyers can book a stopover for up to five days at the airline's hub in Helsinki without any additional flight costs allowing for unparalleled access to visit the Nordic country. Trips are easy to book with a dedicated page with Finnair offering the free stopover to all its fare classes except its lowest economy fares.

If you’re flying Iberia internationally from basically anywhere on their network, you’re pretty much guaranteed to be flying through Spain en route to your final destination, that probably means a stop at Iberia's hub in Madrid. It’s an awesome city and to encourage people to actually explore Spain, rather than just flying through it, the flag carrier has implemented a free stopover service.

With middle eastern airlines increasingly being used as a global transit hub, they are definitely making an effort to have you actually visit, rather than just connect. It’s, therefore, no surprise that Oman Air has developed a campaign to encourage stopover visitors to visit Muscat. Oman Air offers passengers travelling through Muscat to stay for up to three nights, with the airline picking up the tab for one night if at least two nights are booked. As one of the lesser-known airlines in the middle east, it has much more of a boutique feel than their Gulf rivals and is worth a consider.

What's a Swiss Stopover If you’re flying SWISS internationally from basically anywhere on their network, you’re pretty much guaranteed...

If you’re flying Turkish Airlines internationally from basically anywhere on their network, you’re pretty much guaranteed to be flying through Turkey en route to your final destination. Turkish Airlines offers a stopover program in Istanbul for free on almost every ticket fare class and city-pairs. So long as you meet the requirements, this package is perfect for travellers who like to be a little spontaneous in their journey and build in a day or two in Istanbul. Economy class passengers can avail a free one night stay at a four-star hotel whereas business class passengers can avail a free two nights stay at a five-star hotel.