Turkish Airlines announces increased Durban-Istanbul flights for summer

2016-05-25 11:30 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town - Turkish Airlines will be increasing flights to between Durban's King Shaka International Airport and Istanbul's Atatürk Airport come 31 October 2016, for the duration of the South African summer up until 25 March 2017. 

The airline will increase Istanbul flights from four flights to five flights per week. During the same time last year, the airline increased operations from three to four flights per week. 

This year, however, Turkish Airlines anticipates even greater demand, and has launched the fifth flight, operating on the following flight schedule: 

New Seychelles route opens from Istanbul 

The airline has also serviced a brand new destination come 31 October this year. Direct flights between Istanbul and Seychelles will serve holidaymakers with three flights per week.

Flights will depart Istanbul at 01:05 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturday arriving in Seychelles at 10:55. Return flights will depart Seychelles at 12:25 on Mondays Wednesday and Fridays and arrive in Istanbul at 18:10.

Turkish Airlines has also recently announced the increase of flights to between Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport and Istanbul's Atatürk Airport, set to take off on 11 July 2016. The newly added flights will fly to Johannesburg on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, leaving Istanbul at 21:05 and arriving in Johannesburg the morning after at 05:55. 

Turkish Airlines currently operates a fleet of over 399 aircraft. They serve more international destinations that any other airline operator on the globe, flying to 288 destinations in 113 countries globally. 

According to Samil Karakas, sales and marketing manager for the airline, Turkish Airlines launches flights to a new destination every 19 days. 

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