Turkish Airlines to begin flights to Argentina

Published 13.02.2012 19:04

Starting this June, Turkish Airlines will begin flights to Buenos Aires via Sao Paolo four times a week.

Turkish Airlines (THY) General Manager Temel Kotil has announced that as of June they will begin flights to Buenos Aires connecting in Sao Paolo.

Kotil held a meeting with Argentina's Minister of Tourism Carlos Enrique Meyer at the Atatürk Airport VIP Lounge. Meyer was in Istanbul for the 16th East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition (EMITT).
Following the meeting, Kotil told members of the press that as of June, Turkish Airlines will begin flying to Buenos Aires connecting in Sao Paolo.

Kotil explained that they will begin by offering four flights a week, in which they will also be able to fly passengers to and between both Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires, and thanked Brazilian and Argentinean officials for offering them this opportunity.

''Great business awaits us," states Kotil who explains that they are starting off with just four flights a week due to the restriction of slots in the Sao Paolo airport and that once the restriction is lifted, they hope to begin offering flights every day."

Argentina's Minister of Tourism Carlos Enrique Mayer expressed that his nation's economy is improving and stated that last year six million people travelled abroad. Meanwhile, Kotil offered Minister Meyer a Barcelona jersey signed by Argentinean footballer Messi as a gift.

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