Turkish Airlines starts flights to Nigeria’s capital

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Speeches at the inaugural Turkish Airlines Istanbul Atatürk to Abuja service were given by Turkish Airlines Chief Marketing Officer Ahmet Olmuştur (left); Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, Viola Adaku Onwuliri (to the left of Mr Olmuştur); and Nigeria’s Minister of Industry Trade of Investment, Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga (to the left of Mrs Onwuliri) before the launch cake was cut by a bigger delegation.

  • Turkish Airlines started its second link to Nigeria, with a five times weekly service to Abuja (ABV) commencing on 3 March from its Istanbul Atatürk (IST) hub. Operated by the Star Alliance carrier’s 169-seat 737-900 fleet, the 4,138-kilometre sector will face no direct competition. However, Turkish will face competition for global connecting traffic from the biggest player of the MEB3, as Emirates flies daily from its Dubai hub to the Nigerian capital.


  1. Is Always Good To Break The Power Of Monopoly, Competition Is Highly Appreciated, So Nice That Turkish Came! I Hope It Will Create Jobs For The Professionals In Aviation Industry.

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