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Turkish Airlines Launches New Route to Malabo, The Capital of Equatorial Guinea

Turkish Airlines announced the start of their new service to Malabo in Equatorial Guinea on Monday. The first flight took place on Friday, February 7th and Malabo is the airline’s 319th destination. With the new route, the carrier now serves 60 African destinations.

Turkish Airlines Boeing 737NG - Courtesy Boeing

Today, Turkish Airlines announced the addition of Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea to their global flight network. The inaugural flight to Malabo took place on Friday, February 7, 2020, marking the airline’s 319th destination and 60th route to the African continent. The flight from Istanbul has an intermediate stopover in Port Harcourt, before continuing to Malabo. In Monday’s announcement, Turkish Airlines’ Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee, M. ilker Ayci said,

“A new era has begun in Turkish aviation and tourism sector with the Istanbul Airport. Our new and improved operation hub offers us an unparalleled performance advantage when it comes to enhancing our flight network. Today, in line with out continuing growth strategy, we are happy to announce the addition of Malabo to the ever-expanding flight network of Turkish Airlines. From this day forth, passengers traveling to Malabo will be able to enjoy the Turkish Airlines comfort and hospitality. We firmly believe that our new route will further enhance the relations between Turkey and Equatorial Guinea in all areas.”

Istanbul-Port Harcourt-Malabo Schedule - Courtesy Turkish Airlines

Malabo is the capital and second largest city in the oil-rich nation of Equatorial Guinea. The city is also a popular tourist destination offering magnificent natural wonders, flavorful cuisine and historical architecture. Turkish Airlines is the national flag carrier of Turkey and serves 120 countries, more than any other airline. Based in Istanbul, the carrier operates a young fleet of 354 aircraft.

Source: Turkish Airlines


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