Turkish Airlines began flights to the capital city of Sierra Leone on 24 February, with a twice-weekly route to Freetown. The 737-900-operated service flies via the Star Alliance carrier’s existing route to Ouagadougou. The airline flies to more destinations in Africa than any other airline.
- Turkish Airlines has started direct flights (but not non-stop) to Freetown (FNA) in Sierra Leone, bringing the total number of countries and destinations that the Turkish flag carrier serves to 121 and 301 respectively, according to the carrier. Launched 24 February, Turkish Airlines will operate its Freetown flights twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) on its fleet of 737-900s. The carrier will be providing a link between its home hub of Istanbul Atatürk (IST) and the Lungi International Airport via Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso. No other carriers operate this city pair.