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26th June, 2019.
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, June 25, 2019.

Turkish Airlines opens Port Harcourt to Istanbul route with grand ceremony

Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to more destination in the world, has launched its inaugural flight from Istanbul to Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Starting from the 24th of June 2019 as passengers from Port Harcourt will experience the multiple fleet of the airline, on board hospitality, and lounges four times a week through the new route.

To celebrate the milestone, an opening ceremony was held at the Port Harcourt International Airport to expand the growing demand of the airline for travel in the southern region of Nigeria.

The event was attended by local and international executives of Turkish Airlines, government officials, hospitality stakeholders and other notable dignitaries.

Speaking at the event, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Turkish Airlines, Mr. Ahmet Olmuştur, said "We are glad to have the first ever Turkish Airline flight land in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Over the years, Nigeria being the biggest economy in Africa, has been a remarkable destination for us and that is why we are happy to be able to open additional routes for our customers in the Southern part of the country".

"Currently, Turkish Airlines flies to 55 destinations in Africa and the continent is undeniably an integral component to our overall success. We see this growth as an added opportunity to connect more cultures and people around the world, through Turkish Airlines. Our mission remains to be the leading provider of efficient, premium quality travel and on air hospitality", Mr. Olmuştur added.

Port Harcourt would be Turkish Airlines fourth destination in Nigeria and the 3rd of which is still operating, joining its Lagos and Abuja routes.

Commenting further at the event, the General Manager, Turkish Airlines, Abuja, Mr. Mehmet Asik said "Port Harcourt is a wonderful addition to our route in Nigeria. This garden city is boisterous, calm and beautiful, and travellers around the world get to experience the cultural elements of the city, as well as Turkish Airlines long standing tradition for matchless travel hospitality. With this new destination, we continue to uphold our promise to give passengers a unique travel experience alongside state of the art terminals at our new Istanbul airport that has been designed using cutting edge technology, which ensures utmost style and convenience while in transit".

Turkish Airlines has proven to be reliable globally, passenger-focused airline with multiple offers to accommodate its diverse travellers. Known to take hospitality to the skies, Turkish Airlines reputation for comfort, layover and friendly price-point has offered travellers exciting destinations around the world.

The expansion to Port Harcourt further entrenches Turkish Airlines position in the Nigeria aviation industry. In addition to this cornerstone, Turkish Airlines has also recorded steady and significant passenger and cargo growth in the past few years.

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