Turkish Airlines launches new African route to the Congo

Turkish Airlines’ Istanbul Atatürk to Kinshasa

Turkish Airlines' CEO, Dr Temel Kotil, helped dispatch his airline's inaugural flight from Istanbul Atatürk to Kinshasa. The Congolese capital became the 200th destination in the airline's now even more global network.

  • Turkish Airlines further expanded its network to Africa on 27 August as the airline connected its Istanbul Atatürk (IST) hub with Kinshasa (FIH), capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Flights operate four times weekly, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with 151-seat 737-900ER aircraft, increasing to five times weekly after a month’s operations. Istanbul thereby becomes the third European city to be connected with Kinshasa after Brussels (Brussels Airlines) and Paris (Air France).

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