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Turkish Airlines to establish up to ten new destinations in Africa in 2010

25-Mar-2010 11:03 AM

Turkish Airlines has reportedly finalised plans of opening up an office in Uganda and commence four times weekly service to Entebbe in Jun-2010, as part of plans to turn Africa into the airline's "most valuable destination" (as declared by the Turkish Foreign Ministry in 2005) (newvision, 24-Mar-2010). The carrier stated it plans to establish up to ten new destinations in Africa in 2010, five of which will be launched in 1H2010.

Turkish Airlines: “Uganda is among the African countries that inspire a lot of investor confidence. We shall be privileged to operate in an economy growing at a rate of 6%,” Orhan Subay, Director Uganda Office. Source: newvision, 24-Mar-2010.