Turkish Airlines swaps Tunis for Nouakchott for its Dakar service
Turkish Airlines continued expanding its African network as the airline launched flights from Istanbul Atatürk (IST) to Nouakchott (NKC) in Mauritania in West Africa on 16 September. This follows last week’s launch of flights to Djibouti in East Africa. The new destination is added as part of a revised Istanbul to Dakar routing, which was previously operated via Tunis. The new route operates non-stop to Nouakchott on the outbound sector, but returns to Istanbul via Dakar. Thrice-weekly flights – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays – are offered on the 5,000-kilometre route using 167-seat 737-800s.