Turkish Airlines has launched flights to Banjul, the capital city of Gambia, from 26 November with flights operating twice per week and in connection with Dakar flights.
Banjul is located alongside with the Atlantic Ocean. With Banjul flights, Turkish Airlines has increased its flight network to 54 in Africa by strengthening its presence in the continent. Following the addition of Banjul, Turkish Airlines now reaches 123 countries with 305 destinations worldwide.
At the opening ceremony, Senior Vice President of Sales Kerem Sarp said: “We believe that the Africa will increase its importance for world tourism and trade in medium and long-term and we also keep to invest to potential of Africa [sic].
“Banjul is the 54th destination of our network in Africa. So, we believe that Banjul flights will contribute to discover the potential of Gambia for world. As a flag carrier of Turkey and airlines that flying to the more destinations in Africa , Turkish Airlines keeps to present its service quality to all over Africa.’’
Introductory round trip fares are available from Istanbul to Banjul starting at $548.2 (including taxes and fees) and from Banjul to Istanbul starting at $649.2, an airline statement said.