ANKARA: Turkish Airlines (THY), the country’s flag carrier, has begun operating flights to Tajikistan, the airline said in a statement on Monday.
The flights will operate twice a week on the Istanbul-Khujand/ Khujand-Istanbul route.
The second-largest city in Tajikistan, and the capital of the northernmost province, Khujand is now the 34th destination served in the Far East, the statement said.
Turkish Airlines, which was established in 1933, offers flights to over 270 international destinations in over 100 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Americas.
Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 289 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 277 destinations worldwide, with 229 international and 48 domestic.
According to the Skytrax survey of 2015, Turkish Airlines was chosen “Europe’s Best Airline” for the fifth and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the seventh consecutive time. In 2010, Turkish Airlines won the world’s “Best Economy Catering Service,” in 2013, the world’s “Best Business Catering Service,” and, in 2014, the “Best Business Catering Service” awards.
Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world’s “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” and “Best Business Airline Lounge” prizes in the Skytrax survey.