Turkish Airlines’ flight destinations exceed 300
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s flag carrier has launched direct flights from Istanbul to Freetown, Sierra Leone, the airline announced on Feb. 24.
This will be Turkish Airlines’ 52nd destination in Africa, following Accra, Lagos, Bamako, Conakry, Dakar, Abidjan, Cotonou, Douala, Yaounde, N’Djamena, Ougadougou, Niamey, Cape Town and Johannesburg.
“Beginning today [Feb. 24], new direct flights to Freetown also bring the total countries and destinations that are reached by the flag carrier to 121 and 301, respectively,” according to a statement.
The flights will operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays—with introductory round trip costs starting at $830 all-inclusive.
“The services will provide a link between Istanbul Ataturk International Airport and the Lungi International Airport via Ouagadougou,” the statement added.
Turkish Airlines, which was established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, currently has more than 330 aircraft, including passenger and cargo planes. It carried 68.6 million passengers with a 79.1 percent seat occupancy rate in 2017.