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Turkish Airlines has started Detroit flights, marking its 13th gateway in the U.S.

by Turkish Airlines November 21, 2023

Flying to more countries than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines continues to expand its network with the introduction of Detroit flights.

As of November 15, 2023, flights to Detroit will be operated three days a week, connecting Istanbul Airport with Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. After December 25, 2023, flag carrier’s Detroit flights will be increased to four days a week. With the addition of Detroit flights, Turkish Airlines has increased its network to 345 destinations and now serves 13 destinations in the U.S.

The first Detroit flight was warmly welcomed with a ceremonial water cannon salute. The event was held at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and attended by local officials, Turkish Airlines executives, and aviation enthusiasts.

Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat stated at the ceremony; “Today is a special day as we gather here to celebrate the inaugural flight of Turkish Airlines to the city of Detroit. We have brought two great cities, Istanbul and Detroit, closer together by initiating this direct flight. We’re thrilled to connect Istanbul and Detroit, creating opportunities for travel, business, and cultural exploration. As the national flag carrier of Türkiye, our beautiful country, we reach to more countries than any other airline in the world, and by adding new destinations to our ever-expanding network, such as Detroit, we continue to serve our primary mission of uniting people and cultures all around the globe.”

Detroit, a city in the state of Michigan, is the tenth largest city in the U.S. known primarily as the center of the automotive industry. Detroit, also referred to as “Motor City” has a rich history in music and cultural heritage.

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About Turkish Airlines:

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 436 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 345 worldwide destinations as 292 international and 53 domestics in 129 countries. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

About Star Alliance:

The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance, based on a customer value proposition of global reach, worldwide recognition, and seamless service. Since inception, it has offered the largest and most comprehensive airline network, with a focus on improving customer experience across the Alliance journey.

The member airlines are: Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 10,000 daily flights to almost 1,200 airports in 184 countries. Further connecting flights are offered by Star Alliance Connecting Partners Juneyao Airlines and THAI Smile Airways.

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