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Turkish Airlines plans flights to Cancun, CDMX

Triangle route will launch new business class service aboard new plane

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Turkish Airlines adds two flights to Mexico. Photo: Courtesy

Turkish Airlines fly from Istanbul to Cancun and Mexico City starting in August, the company announced Tuesday.

For the Istanbul-Mexico City-Cancun-Istanbul route, the airline will operate flights three times a week starting on Aug. 21.

The airline will be using the same flight to service both. Rather than using one city as a stopover, the airline will operate the route like a triangle. Passengers hoping to get to Cancun from Istanbul will travel via Mexico City. Likewise, passengers from Mexico City to Istanbul will have to fly via Cancun, where the plane will re-fuel.

TK181 will be Turkish Airlines’ first flight to Mexico and is something that has been rumored for a while, reports Simply Flying. As no legs overlap, the whole flight is covered by the same flight number.

While Turkish Airlines prepares for the new service, they await delivery of new Boeing 787-9 aircraft for the route. The aircraft will be the first to debut the airline’s newly branded business class.

Mexico City is an important trade center, while Cancun is a famous tourist city with 4 million annual visitors, the carrier underlined.

The airline offers round-trip tickets for these flights starting from US$999.

Turkish Airlines, founded in 1933 with a five-plane fleet, now has 332 aircraft, including passenger and cargo planes, and flies to 306 destinations in 124 countries.

The airline was named Best Airline in Europe by Skytrax six years in a row between 2011 and 2016, and was chosen as the Best Airline in Southern Europe for the ninth consecutive time in 2017.

With the addition of these new destinations, Turkey’s national flag carrier will be flying to 19 destinations in North America.

Sources: Daily Sabah, Simple Flying

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