Turkish to launch Lagos leg

TURKISH Airlines has applied to the Ministry of Aviation in Abuja (Nigeria) for approval to operate scheduled cargo operations between Lagos (Nigeria) and Istanbul (Turkey).

The route could run from as early as September Ali Bulut, managing director of Turkish Airlines, said.

“What we want to do is [a] once a week flight, but after two or three months, the frequencies can be increased to either two or three flights per week depending on the patronage. Our study reveals that Lagos-Istanbul does not have much cargo, but Istanbul-Lagos is regularly high with cargo. So, it is an avenue we are looking to tap into,” Bulut explained.

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