Nahimah Ajikanle Nurudeen
Turkish Airlines on Monday launched its first flight between Istanbul and Conakry, the capital of Guinea making the country 120th nations where the airline has its flights services.
With this new addition, Turkish Airlines has expanded its network to 51 destinations on the continent where it is has the largest coverage number of destinations among all carriers.
This also reinforces its position as the carrier that flies to more countries than any other airline, with 296 destinations in 120 countries.
Conakry joins a widening destination portfolio in West Africa that include city–hubs of Accra, Abuja, Bamako, Dakar, Abidjan, Cotonou, Douala, Yaounde, N’Djamena, Ougadougou and Niamey.
The service will provide a link between Istanbul Atatürk Airport and the Conakry International Airport via Ouagadougou.
The return flight will give passengers departing Guinea access to top global destinations such as London, Dubai, Paris, Frankfurt, Muscat, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Brussels, Berlin, Amsterdam, Vienna, Asmara, Hamburg, Tel-Aviv, Düsseldorf and Milano.
Flight TK 537 will be available 2 times weekly as of 30th January, 2017.
Commenting on the launch Mr. Ahmet Olmuştur, Chief Marketing Officer of Turkish Airlines said; “Our entry into the Conakry route is a testimony of our faith in the Guinean people and economy. This milestone strengthens the position of our airline as the one that flies to more countries than any other air carrier globally.”
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