Following the launch of services to Djibouti on the Horn of Africa, Turkish Airlines offers 144 weekly departures to a total of 22 African destinations. The airline now also flies to 87 countries worldwide, which gives it the largest country coverage, a title it previously had to share with Air France.
- Turkish Airlines further expanded its African network with the addition of new route from Istanbul Atatürk (IST) to Djibouti (JIB), the capital of the small country on the Horn of Africa bearing the same name. Flights to the airline’s 22nd African destination operate with twice-weekly frequencies and continue onward to Mogadishu in Somalia. This makes Turkish Airlines the only airline to serve Djibouti non-stop from Europe, with the second European airline to serve Djibouti being Air France, which operates a stopping service via Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.