#AfriTravel: Turkish Airline adds Sierra Leone to its growing African network

2018-02-26 11:30 - Unathi Nkanjeni
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Cape Town - Turkish Airlines has increased its large African network with flights to Freetown in Sierra Leone.

The airline announced on Saturday that the service will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays between Freetown’s Lungi International Airport and Istanbul Atatürk International Airport in Turkey, via Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.

The flight marks Turkish Airlines’ 52nd destination on the continent, which includes cities like Accra, Conakry, Dakar, Abidjan, Cotonou, and Yaounde on the list of African airports that it serves globally.

The airline also flies to 296 destinations in 120 countries around the globe.

SEE: Turkish Airline adds another route in Africa 

Scheduled flight times for Freetown

Flight TK 533 departs Istanbul at 18:00 and arrives in Ouagadougou at 22:00. TK 533 then departs Ouagadougou at 22:50 and arrives in Freetown at 01:10 the following day. 

TK534 departs Freetown at 02:05, and arrives Ouagadougou at 04:15. The flight then departs Ouagadougou at 05:25, and arrives in Istanbul at 14:30.

Turkish Airline says it is looking to expand their footprint even further into Africa and is investing heavily into its routes across the continent.

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In South Africa, the airline has year-round, daily direct flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg to Istanbul, and travels to Istanbul from Durban via Johannesburg five times a week.