A fine ribbon-cutting, gift-exchanging, cake-eating event – this route launch had it all (except for a fire truck water arch it would seem). The occasion was the start on 5 November of Turkish Airlines’ four times weekly service from Istanbul Atatürk to Durban.
- Turkish Airlines, already flying to 279 destinations in 110 countries, continued to grow this week by adding flights to Durban (DUR). As a result, its destinations in Africa have been increased to 46. Beginning on 5 November, the service will be operated from Istanbul Atatürk (IST) on a Istanbul – Johannesburg – Durban – Johannesburg – Istanbul routing four times weekly with an A330-300. No other airline operates this city pair. See how this route’s FTWA gets on in Arch of Triumph competition.