Cape Town - Turkish Airlines, which recently launched direct flights between Cape Town and Istanbul, has announced that the airline now also serves Port Louis and Antananarivo, the capitals and the largest cities of Mauritius and Madagascar.
The new island flights kicked off on 15 December 2015, in time for the peak festive season.
The Istanbul - Port Louis - Antananarivo flights operates three times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in both directions. From 8 February this year, flights between these cities will be increased to four times weekly with the addition of Monday flight.
Introductory trip fares are available from Istanbul to Port Louis (Mauritius) starting at around R14 000 (from $825 at R16.72/$1), and to Antananarivo (Madagascar) at around R13 000 ($765) (including taxes and fees).
Istanbul / Port Louis / Antananarivo flight times is scheduled as follows:
NOTE: All times are in Local Mean Times for Istanbul.
Monday flight times and details to follow.
In October last year, Turkish Airlines launched direct flights between Cape Town and Istanbul.
The daily flights were launched due to an increase in demand for direct travel between Cape Town and Istanbul.
READ: Turkish Airline launches direct flights between Cape Town and Istanbul
In December last year too, Qatar Airways launched a new Durban-Doha route, as part of an expansion of the airline’s operations and decade-long investment in South Africa.
SEE: Qatar CEO: Airlines have been taking African passengers to the cleaners
This new route will see a four-times-weekly flight between the two cities, with a total of 21 flights a week now connecting South Africa to Qatar Airways’ global network.
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