Turkish Airlines launches Istanbul-Miami service

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Turkish Airlines will now fly from Istanbul Ataturk International Airport to Miami International Airport (MIA) seven times a week using a Boeing 777-300ER – its 8th US route and 12th in Americas.

The airline already services Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Toronto, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Boston, Montreal, and San Francisco.

The carrier’s chief executive officer, Ahmet Olmuştur, says the airline is thrilled to name Miami as the newest gateway in the US.

Miami welcomed other new carriers, who added routes or upped frequencies and changed aircraft on Sunday, 25 October.

The line-up also featured British Airways’ introduction of daily Miami-Heathrow service on an Airbus A380 and the start of daily Las Vegas service by Frontier Airlines.

Additionally on 25 October, Lufthansa upped the frequency to a six a week of seasonal flights to Munich, SWISS and Virgin Atlantic launched additional daily flights and Air France kicked off a seasonal A380 service.

“If there’s a clear illustration of all of the good things that are happening at MIA, this phenomenal day was it,” says Miami-Dade Mayor, Carlos Gimenez. “Most airports don’t see this kind of air service development in a year or even several years, and MIA did it all in a single day.”