Turkish Airlines began operating flights on Oct. 31 from Istanbul to The Seychelles, the 115-island country which lies 1,500 kilometers (932 miles) east of the East African mainland, the company said in a written statement, Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkey’s flag-carrier Turkish Airlines said the Seychelles marked the airline’s 114th country it flies to, and the 42nd in Africa.
Flights between Istanbul and the Seychelles will operate three days a week with prices starting from as low as $599, all-inclusive.
The number of destinations served by Turkish Airlines rose to 291 by the end of September, with 49 of them being domestic flights and the remaining 242 being flights to foreign destinations, according to the latest traffic data released on the airline’s website.
The number of passengers flying with Turkish Airlines increased to 48.3 million in the first nine months of the year with a 3.9 percent hike from the same period of 2015, data showed.