#AfriTravel: Turkish Airlines new route boosts growing African network

2017-01-25 16:44 - Louzel Lombard Steyn
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Cape Town - African air travel is on the up and up, and a newly announced African route destination from Turkish Airlines serves as a reminder of the growing potential on the continent.

The airline has been investing heavily in expansion into Africa, and especially into South Africa. SA now 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. 

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But Turkish Airlines is looking to expand their footprint even further into Africa. 

From 30 January 2017, the capital of the Republic of Guinea, Conakry, will become the 296th destination in 120 countries that will be served by Turkish Airlines. 

This adds yet another city and country to the carrier’s African network which will then serve 51 destinations on the continent, more than any other international carrier. 

Roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Conakry will be operated two times per week on Mondays and Thursdays in both directions.

The new flight route between Istanbul and Conakry comes hot on the heels of another exciting announcement for travellers. 

As of December last year, Turkish Airlines has been flying to Havana, Cuba three times a week. It’s currently one of the most affordable options, with flights to Havana starting from ZAR 11985.23 return from Cape Town and Johannesburg via Istanbul on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. 

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