Turkish Airlines commences Istanbul – Port Harcourt flight operations

L-R: Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Gogo Banigo; Executive Governor of Rivers State, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike; Senior Vice President of Sales, 2nd Region, Turkish Airlines, Kerem Sarp; and, Vice President for Sales for Sub-Saharan Africa, Turkish Airlines, Askin Cantimur at the inaugural ceremony of Turkish Airlines operations in Port Harcourt on Tuesday

Posted by Sade Williams

Turkish Airlines has added Port Harcourt, an important city in Nigeria, to its flight network as the global carrier’s 56th destination in Africa.

The carrier will operate four weekly reciprocal flights between Istanbul and Port Harcourt.

Already flying to Lagos, Kano and Abuja in Nigeria, Turkish Airlines added Port Harcourt to the list, increasing its flight network to 311 destinations. With this launch, the global carrier continues to be the leader as the airline that flies to more destinations than any other airline in Africa.

At the press conference in International Port Harcourt Airport held for the inaugural flight, Turkish Airlines Senior Vice President of Sales (2nd Region), Kerem Sarp said; “By starting our Port Harcourt flights, we added a new milestone to Turkish Airlines’ mission of growth in Africa. With Port Harcourt as our fourth destination in Nigeria, Turkish Airlines continues to be the bridge between cultures. We are happy to add Port Harcourt to our flight network, and enable our passengers in here to experience a seamless flight journey with Turkish Airlines privilege.”

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