Turkish Airlines add two routes from Istanbul Atatürk; extend the São Paulo service to Buenos Aires
- Turkish Airlines inaugurated flights on two routes from its Istanbul Atatürk (IST) hub last week. On 13 December, the airline launched Sebha (SEB) as its fourth destination in Libya, which was followed two days later by services to Ouagadougou (OUA) in Burkina Faso, which will be offered via Niamey (NIM) in Niger. While both destinations are served with thrice-weekly frequencies, A320s are deployed on the route to Libya, while 737-900s operate to Burkina Faso. In addition, on 11 December, Turkish Airlines extended its existing route from Istanbul to São Paulo Guarulhos (GUR), with flights to Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE). These 777-300ER-operated services are now offered with four weekly frequencies in competition with TAM (14 weekly flights), LAN (14), Mercosur (14), GOL (13), Aerolineas Argentinas (7) and Qatar Airways (7).