Gambia: With launching Banjul flights, Turkish Airlines keeps its expansion in Africa


Istanbul, 26th November 2018

With launching Banjul flights, Turkish Airlines keeps its expansion in Africa.

Turkish Airlines flying to more countries and destinations over the world, keeps its expansion by launching flights to Banjul which is the capital city of Gambia. As of 26th November 2018 , Banjul flights will be operated twice per week and it will be in connection with Dakar flights.

Banjul that is the capital and important port city of Gambia  , is located along with the Atlantic Ocean. With Banjul flights ,Turkish Airlines has increased its flight network to 54 in Africa by strengthening its presence in the continent . Following the addition of Banjul , Turkish Airlines now reaches 123 countries with 305 destinations worldwide.

At the opening ceremony , Senior Vice President of Sales (2. Region) Mr. Kerem Sarp pointed that ; ‘’We believe that the Africa will increase its importance  for world tourism and trade in medium and long-term  and we also keep to invest to potential of Africa. Banjul is the 54th destination of our network in Africa. So, we believe that Banjul flights will contribute to discover the potential of Gambia for world. As a flag carrier of Turkey and airlines that flying to the more destinations in Africa  , Turkish Airlines keeps to present its service quality to all over the Africa .’’

Banjul  flight times as scheduled from June 26th;

Flight No. Days Departure Arrival
TK  599 Monday IST 01:30 DSS 6:10  
TK  599 Monday DSS 06:55 BJL 7:50  
TK  599  Monday BJL 08:45 IST 18:55  
TK  597  Friday IST 13:30 DSS 18:10  
TK  597 Friday DSS 18:55 BJL 19:50  
TK  597 Friday BJL 20:45 IST  6:55 +1  


All times are in LMT. 

Introductory round trip fares are available from Istanbul to Banjul starting at 548,2 US Dollars  (including taxes and fees) and from Banjul to Istanbul starting at 649,2 US Dollars.

To view the flight schedules please visit, contact the call center at +90 212 444 0849 or visit any Turkish Airlines sales office.

* Turkish Airlines reserves the right to make changes in this regard.

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