Turkish Airlines commenced operations to Maputo in Mozambique on 28 October from its Istanbul Atatürk hub. The thrice-weekly connection will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays via the Star Alliance member’s existing Johannesburg service.
- Turkish Airlines launched services to Maputo (MPM) in Mozambique on 28 October. Flights originate from Istanbul Atatürk (IST) and will operate via the Star Alliance member’s existing Johannesburg services on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays using the carrier’s A330-300s. Manuela Ribeiro, Mozambique’s Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications, commented about the launch by saying: “This new route will further bring the culture of both countries together, serving also as a platform for improved trade transactions and tourism and leisure implementations between Turkey and Mozambique, as well as to the multiple onward connections available via Turkish’s Istanbul Atatürk hub.” The route will not face direct competition although multiple carriers do operate on the link between Johannesburg and Maputo.