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Turkish Airlines inaugurates its Havana and Caracas flights by increasing its flight destinations in Americas to 17

Turkish Airlines now flies to 295 destinations in 119 countries

Turkish Airlines, “Europe’s Best Airline” for six consecutive years according to Skytrax, flies to more countries than any other airline and continues to grow by adding new routes to its consistently expanding network.  
With existing services to Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Bogota, Panama, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Boston, San Francisco, Miami and Atlanta, Turkish Airlines has just added flights to Havana and Caracas as – its 16th and 17th destinations in the Americas.

Flying from Jose Marti International Airport and Simon Bolivar International Airport, the brand new services will also connect passengers departing from Havana and Caracas to 102 worldwide destinations, including; Paris, London, Madrid, Rome, Moscow, Barcelona, Beirut, Guangzhou, Porto, Frankfurt, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Zurich, Amsterdam, Munich, Copenhagen, Berlin and Vienna.  

The inaugural flight, which travelled from Istanbul, was celebrated with water cannon salutes in both airports and a ceremony graced by Mr. Mehmet Büyükekşi, who is a Member of the Board of Turkish Airlines. Also joining the ceremony were senior bureaucrats both from Republic of Cuba and Republic of Venezuela, media representatives as well as Turkish Airlines’ officials.  

Mr. Büyükekşi said; “Our carrier adopts Havana and Caracas as essential destinations in its Latin America expansion. It places itself at the forefront to unlock these destinations for desiring travellers who will arrive with all kinds of expectations of the biggest island in the Antilles.  

“The opening of our Havana and Caracas gateways also means we will be able to deliver our award-winning service which make international travel easier and more convenient for both business and leisure travellers in this area.’’  

In addition to the cermoney,  the “Bridging Youth” project also launched – a corporate responsibility initiative run by Turkish Airlines. Four university students from Turkey, with varying backgrounds, were given free tickets to Havana for a series of cultural activities. This included a guided tour of the city with Cuban hosts. To celebrate, the students memorable moments and photographs of their trip will be documented across the Turkish Airlines’ social media accounts and website.   

Commencing from 20th December, flights to Havana and Caracas will operate three times per week, in both directions on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Introductory round trip fares are available from Istanbul to Havana (the capital and the largest city of Cuba) and to the Caracas (the capital and the largest city of Venezuela).

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