Turkish Airlines boosts Africa network
Istanbul, February 12, 2013
Turkish Airlines, one of Europe’s best airline, said it has added Libreville in Gabon, Africa as its 219th destination, connecting now to 98 countries, the largest country-network for any airline in the world.
Libreville is Turkish national carrier’s 34th destination in Africa, making the airline the No 1 in Africa with the largest network across various cities in the continent. The airline plans to add several new cities in Africa to its network in the coming months, said the airline in a statement.
It will operate two-way flights from Istanbul via Douala to Libreville thrice weekly. The flights (TK 591) will take off from Istanbul at 5.45pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and land in Douala at 11.55pm with onward journey to Libreville at 00.55 am and scheduled to arrive in the Gabonese city at 11.30am.
On return, the flights are direct from Libreville to Istanbul (TK 591) which depart on all Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3.10am to reach the Turkish capital at 11.30am.
The introductory round trip fares from Abu Dhabi / Dubai to Libreville start from Dh2459 ($669.3) including taxes and fees.-TradeArabia News Service