Turkey's national air carrier Turkish Airlines, or THY, will start flights to Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Sunday.
THY flights to Kabul will take place three times a week from Istanbul, the company said.
Kabul has become THY's 143rd overseas destination. It also flies to 41 domestic destinations.
Based in Istanbul, THY is one of the fastest growing airline companies in the world. A Star Alliance member carrying approximately 25 million passengers a year, THY posted 286 million Turkish lira net profit in 2010.
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