Turkish Airlines adds destination #46 in Africa

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.


  1. James says:

    Although King Shaka International would have loved to offer a Water Arch welcome to TK, it is understood that they might have opted against it, since the majority of South Africa are currently experiencing severe drought.

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