Today, Turkish Airlines celebrated the addition of tourist favourite, Seychelles, to its global route map with the airline’s inaugural flight landing at Mahé International Airport and opening up a world of 114 countries to passengers travelling from the Land of perpetual summer.
Flying directly from Mahé International Airport, the brand new service will connect passengers departing from Seychelles to 88 worldwide destinations including Paris, Dubai, Frankfurt, London, Milano, Bombay, Abu Dhabi, Vienna, Munich, Zurich, Rome, Moscow, Dusseldorf, Colombo and Hong Kong.
This service brings to 42 the total number of destinations the airline flies to in Africa, as it keeps its status as the carrier that flies to more countries and international destinations than any other airline by serving in 114 countries across Europe, Russia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America.
The inaugural flight from Istanbul got a water cannon salute at Mahe International airport at a ceremony graced by Mr. Ahmet Olmuştur, Chief Marketing Officer of Turkish Airlines; and Mr. Alain St. Ange, Minister for Tourism and Culture of the Republic of Seychelles; and Mr. Joel Morgan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Transport of the Republic of Seychelles, in the presence of diplomatic, protocol and media representatives as well as Turkish Airlines’ officials.
Mr. Olmuştur said:
“It does not take long to realize why the Seychelles has such a stellar reputation worldwide like Turkish Airlines, you go out of your way to put a stamp of quality in all that you do. It is therefore a great honour for us to add this great destination to our network, which currently has the biggest number of destinations than that of any other airline globally.”