As part of its network expansion for the 2019 year, Turkish Airlines has announced the upcoming launch of its first flight to Mexico. Kicking off from the 21 August 2019, the airline will operate a triangle route between Istanbul, Mexico City and Cancun.
According to the airline, the entire route will operate under one flight number, TK181. Operated three times a week, the route is expected to be served by Turkish Airline’s latest Boeing 787-9 aircraft that features a novel business class offering.
Commenting on the latest addition to its global network, Ahmet Olmuştur, chief marketing officer at Turkish Airlines, shared: “We are very pleased to announce this service to Mexico on Turkish Airlines.
“As the flag carrier of Turkey, we are continuously looking to expand our network in order to present our quality-focused and service-centric concept to new destinations. Mexico is a country that has been on our radar for some time, and this new route marks a very exciting milestone for us.”
The new route will be operated from the newly-minted Istanbul Airport. Though currently still in developed, the new hub is expected to be able to process 200 million passengers a year, once all phases are completed.
Over the course of 2019, the carrier is expected to launch flights to six new destinations. The upcoming additions include Marrakesh, Sharjah, Port Sudan, Bali, Luxor, and Rovaniemi.