Turkish Airlines has announced the launch of a new service between Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and Istanbul Atatürk Airport.
The non-stop route will be the carrier’s second gateway in the south-eastern United States, following its nonstop service that is set to launch in late October from Miami International Airport.
Momentum in the US continues for the airline as Atlanta will become Turkish Airlines ninth United States gateway providing one-stop connections to over 270 destinations worldwide in 110 countries through its Istanbul hub.
The city of Atlanta will also become the 13th destination in Americas for Turkish Airlines, the first airline in the world for number of countries and international destinations reached.
“The opening of our Atlanta gateway means that we will now be connecting the world’s busiest airport with only one connection,” said Ahmet Olmustur, Turkish Airlines.
“We believe that the level of award-winning service and amenities we provide will continue to add a significant value to the defining of the passenger experience and what travellers have come to expect from long-haul international flights.”
The new daily nonstop service between Atlanta and Istanbul will launch on May 16th, 2016 and be operated using the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Turkish Airlines hub at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport is a geographically attractive, “natural” transfer point that offers connections to over 140 cities within a three-hour flight.