Turkish Airlines homes in on Havana and Caracas

Among those celebrating the launch of Turkish Airlines’ new connection to Havana were Mehmet Büyükesksi, Member of the Council of Turkish Airlines, and Sonia Beltrán, Delegate of the Ministry of Tourism of Cuba in Havana. Also in attendance was the Turkish Ambassador to Cuba, Berris Ekinci, and other representatives of the airline. There was also a cake baked for the occasion.

Turkish Airlines Caracas

Once celebrations had taken place in Havana, it was then time to head to the second destination of Turkish Airlines’ new route, Caracas, where a press conference took place. Although the new link from Turkey’s largest airport operates inbound via the Cuban capital, return flights operate non-stop.

  • Turkish Airlines inaugurated its Havana (HAV) and Caracas (CCS) flights on 20 December, therefore increasing its destinations in the Americas to 17; and worldwide to 295 across 119 countries. With existing services to Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Bogota, Panama, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Boston, San Francisco, Miami and Atlanta, the Star Alliance carrier has added three times weekly flights to its 16th and 17th destinations in the Americas from its Istanbul Atatürk (IST) hub. Although the inaugural flight was operated by a 777-300, the normal service will be flown by the airline’s A330-200 fleet. No other carrier operates on either city pair. Mehmet Büyükekşi, Member of the Board of Turkish Airlines said: “Our flag carrier assumes Havana and Caracas are essential points in its Latin America expansion and places itself at the forefront to shorten the distances between desiring travelers who will arrive with all kinds of expectations to the biggest Island in the Antilles. The opening of our Havana and Caracas gateways also means that we will now be able to deliver our award-winning services that will make the international travel easier and more convenient for both business and leisure travelers in this area.’’ See how Caracas Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.


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