Turkish Airlines has announced two new routes, Bogota and Panama City, to it's global network, the airline now operates to 14 destinations in 6 countries across the Americas.
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.
The announcment opens up Central America to the Middle East, a region which is currently underserviced by local carriers. In March, Emirates Airline postponed what would become the 'world's longest non-stop flight" from Dubai to Panama City.