Turkish Airlines announced it will commence five-times weekly Istanbul-Washington Dulles service from 07-Nov-2010 using Airbus A330-200 equipment (routes online, 15-Jul-2010) – see Route Changes Table for more information. Turkish will be the only airline operating on the route. Washington will be Turkish Airlines’ fourth North American destination after New York, Chicago and Toronto.
Turkish Airlines to serve Washington DC
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