Turkish Airlines Gets OAG Designation for Most Countries Served
The airline that flies to more countries than any other is Turkish Airlines, according to the Official Airline Guide. The airline, which was founded in 1933, currently flies to 90 countries around the world.
Turkish Airlines has a total of 205 destinations that it serves from its base at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, and 30 routes have been added in 2012. The airline is planning to add additional routes and recently received its 200th aircraft, a Boeing 737-900. It currently has 15 Airbus A330-300 jets on order, which are scheduled to be delivered between 2014 and 2016.
According to Hamdi Topcu, the airlines’ chairman, Turkish Airlines’ next goal is to reach 300 aircraft and it is currently planning additional routes to places including Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and the Americas.
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