Speeches, ribbon cuttings and gift exchanges were all conducted at Bogota to herald the start of Turkish Airlines’ thrice-weekly service from Istanbul Atatürk. While the inaugural flight was operated by one of the airline’s 777-300s, the service is scheduled to be flown by the Star Alliance carrier’s A330-200s.
Flight TK175 is scheduled to arrive in Bogota at 08:00, before a 90-minute turnaround and 09:30 departure to Panama City. Upon arrival in the Panamanian capital city, speeches were again held for the gathered media.
- Turkish Airlines, the carrier with the world’s most extensive route network, has added two more nations to its global reach by beginning services from Istanbul Atatürk (IST) to Bogota (BOG), Colombia’s capital, and Panama City (PTY), capital of Panama. With the integration of these two cities, the flag carrier now operates to 14 destinations in six countries across the Americas. These new points join Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Toronto, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Boston, Montreal, San Francisco and Miami. The airline will add Atlanta to this list later this month. Beginning on 4 May, and operating Istanbul – Bogota – Panama City, services will be flown thrice-weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in both directions by the airline’s A330-200 fleet with no direct competition. See how Bogota and Panama City airports FTWAs compare to others from around the world.