Turkish Airlines adds Libreville, Gabon to its Africa network
219th destination of Turkish Airlines to 98th country worldwide – the largest country-network for an airline
· No 1 airline in Africa linking 34 destinations in the Continent
Doha; February 11, 2013: Turkish Airlines (THY), the national carrier of Turkey and Europe’s best airline, has added Libreville in Gabon as its 219th destination, connecting now to 98 countries, the largest country-network for any airline in the world.
Libreville is THY’s 34th destination in Africa, making the airline the No 1 in Africa with the largest network across various cities in the Continent. The airline plans to add several new cities in Africa to its network in the coming months.
THY will operate two-way flights from Istanbul via Douala to Libreville thrice weekly. The onward flights from Istanbul (TK 591) are scheduled at 17.45 PM LMT on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The flights reach Douala at 23.55 PM with onward journey to Libreville at 00.55 AM and scheduled to arrive in the Gabonese city at 11.30 AM.
The flights are direct from Libreville to Istanbul (TK 591) depart every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3.10 AM LMT to reach the Turkish capital at 11.30 AM.
The introductory round trip fares from Qatar to Libreville start from 4520 QAR (including taxes and fees). To view the flight schedules, please visit www.thy.com, contact the call center at +974 44433027/44433028 or visit any THY sales office.
THY also flies to eight destiantions in America and is the only airline which provides four-star service quality across all service-classes in Europe.
About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member, Turkish Airlines is today a four star airline with a fleet of 207 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 219 cities around the world, comprised of 36 domestic and 182 international destinations. One of the fastest growing airline companies, Turkish Airlines has received several “Passengers Choice Awards” from the consumer ranking group, Skytrax. Based on 2011 and 2012 results, Turkish Airlines has been chosen as the winner of “Best Airline Europe”, “Best Premium Economy Seats” for its Comfort Class seats and “Best Airline Southern Europe”. It has also received awards for its catering and holds a coveted 4-star designation, putting the airline in a small group of top quality carriers. Turkish Airlines was also given the Skytrax designation of “World’s Best Economy Class On-board Catering” in 2010, and Skyscanner’s “Best On-board Food 2011”. Long haul Business Class passengers also enjoy the Flying Chef service on-board.
About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognised by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, AviancaTaca, Blue1, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. EVA Air have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,329 airports in 194 countries.