World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey's national air carrier Turkish Airlines, or THY, began flights to the Ivory Coast on Wednesday.
In a written statement released Wednesday, the THY said they conducted their first flight to Abidjan, Ivory Coast via Accra today.
THY will fly to Abidjan from Istanbul and vice versa on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Passengers could fly from Istanbul to Abidjan for only 484 euros, including taxes.
THY tickets could be purchased by visiting their web site at "www.turkishairlines.com" or by calling "444 0 849".
Headquartered in Istanbul, THY operates scheduled services to 150 international and 41 domestic cities (38 domestic airports), serving a total of 187 airports, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
The airline increased its sales revenue by 40% in 2011, compared to 2010, and recorded operating profit of 339 million TL (185.04 million USD). Net profit came in at 19 million TL (10.3 million USD).
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