Africa: Why Turkish Airlines is betting on wide-body aircraft on the continent

By Nelly Fualdes
Posted on Thursday, 3 November 2022 15:46, updated on Friday, 4 November 2022 13:27

Turkish Airlines, which claims to be the foreign airline with the largest number of destinations on the continent, wants to pursue the interconnection of major cities and is now considering replacing its 737s with wide-body aircraft to maximise the potential of the African sky.

Announcing its summer results in September (7.8 million monthly passengers in July and August; +14% compared to 2019), Turkish Airlines presented itself as “the largest network carrier in the world in terms of available seat capacity on international flights”.