Turkish Airlines launches Bogota and Panama flights
aTP- Arab tourism portal- Turkish Airlines has added two more nations to its global reach by beginning service to Bogota, Columbia’s capital, and Panama City, capital of Panama.
These new points join Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Toronto, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Boston, Montreal, San Francisco and Miami as Turkish Airlines rapidly grows its presence in the Western Hemisphere.
The inaugural flight to Bogota and Panama City was highlighted by M İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines chairman of the board and the executive committee, with participation of protocol and media representatives and also Turkish Airlines’ employees at the El Dorado Airport in Bogotá. Andres Ortega, El Dorado Airport’s CEO and Gustauo Him, Republic of Panama’s Ministry of Tourism also welcomed the first flight to these cities.
Aycı said: “With the launch of the Panama City and Bogota flight Turkish Airlines has increased its number of destinations in the Americas to 14, strengthening its flight network across Central and South America. We’re extremely proud to support our country’s closer cooperation with Colombia as negotiated by our President during his visit to Latin America, by launching this new flight. We will also add Atlanta to our extensive network later this month and will continue to expand our reach in the Americas."
Both cities are home bases to Star Alliance partners, Avianca in Colombia and Copa in Panama, and the link to Istanbul and Turkish Airlines’ network will be of great benefit to travelers, adding even more connectivity.
Beginning today, Istanbul – Bogota (BOG) – Panama (PTY) flights will be operated three times per week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in both directions. Round trip fares are available for the route of IST – BOG – PTY starting at $699, inclusive of taxes and fees.
Additionally, for the first six months of operations to new destinations, the airline is offer Miles&Smiles members a 25 per cent reduction in the miles needed to redeem either award tickets or upgrades.