Turkish Airlines commences flight operations into Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport
Turkish Airlines will commence scheduled flight operations into Mallam
Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano tomorrow, December 13, 2013. The
inaugural flight will arrive the airport at 1.00 am local time.
The airline which will also provide additional services at the Murtala
Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, will operate the Kano flight four
times a week at the initial stage.
The Honourable Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah had worked
tirelessly to actualise this dream of bringing more international flight
to Kano and she is still working, in line with President Goodluck
Jonathan's transformation agenda in the aviation industry to encourage
more foreign airlines to operate into Nigerian airports.
Turkish Airlines was founded in 1933 with a fleet of 5 planes and is a
member of Star Alliance. At present, it has a fleet of 233 planes (both
passenger and cargo) and operates scheduled flights to a total of 243
destinations – 201 international and 42 domestic.
The airline was named the “Best Airline in Europe” in 2013 for the third
year running, and the “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the fifth year
running. The airline, which received the title “Best Food in Economy
Class” award on a global scale in 2010, also earned “Best Food in Business
Class” award this year by Skytrax.