Turkish Airlines begins Istanbul/Zanzibar service

Turkish Airlines has launched flight service between Istanbul and Zanzibar, increasing its worldwide destinations to 293, including 50 in Africa, the company said.

The company said its flight TK567 will provide a direct link to Istanbul Atatürk Airport, from where passengers will be able to reach global cities that include Frankfurt, Dubai, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Zurich, Bombay and Tel-Aviv.

The airline said it serves the east African city hubs of Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar, Nairobi, Mogadishu, Djibouti, Asmara, Addis Ababa, Kigali and Entebbe.

Turkish Airlines was established in 1933, and operates with a fleet of 334 (passenger and cargo) aircraft.