Turkish Airlines Aggressive Expansion in Africa

Turkish Airlines is extending its African reach.As part of its expansion policy in Africa, Turkish Airlines, a Star Alliance member, will soon commence flight operations to Accra, Ghana, en route Lagos this month and Elexandria,Egypt.This is happening at a time when the Turkish government is busy building closer diplomatic ties with African nations.

The Managing Director of Turkish Airlines, Nigeria, Mr. Orhan Guven, who is supervising the expansion drive in West and Central Africa made this known at the weekend in Lagos According to him, “We are glad to announce the beginning of operations to Accra, Ghana in June so as to allow more of our teeming passengers to West Africa fly with us” “The flight will commence from Istanbul, Turkey carrying passengers for Lagos, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana with passengers for Lagos dropped first while the flight continues to Accra and back to Lagos for the return journey to Istanbul.


On June 14, Turkish Airlines inaugurated its new three-times-weekly non-stop service between Istanbul, Entebbe (Uganda) and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) today.Presently, Turkish Airlines operates to Dakar, Senegal; Entebbe, Uganda and Dar a Salam Tanzania, Nairobi Kenya in the West and Central Africa region.

Current Schedule for the Accra Route:
Flight No Days Departure Arrival
TK623 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Istanbul 15:20 Lagos 20:10
TK624 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Lagos 22:10 Istanbul 06:20

Planned schedule as of July 15th 2010 : 
Flight No Days Departure Arrival
TK623 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Istanbul 14:15 Lagos 19:15
TK623 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Lagos 20:35 Accra 20:35
TK624 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Accra 21:45 Lagos 23:45
TK624 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday Lagos 01:05 Istanbul 09:15
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