Turkish Airlines to connect Maputo, Istanbul

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Turkish Airlines says it will start flying between Istanbul and Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, with a stopover in Johannesburg as of 28 October.

APA reports that the company said in a statement that with this new destination, the Turkish company increases the number of cities it serves in Africa and that at the end of the year should reach 48, according to the plan to add six new destinations in Africa in 2015.

Turkish Airlines is already the airline with the largest network of destinations covered in Africa amongst foreign companies, ahead of Air France and Emirates after adding 25 new African destinations in the last three years.

TAP-Air Portugal is currently the only company to provide direct links between Mozambique and Europe while Mozambique flag carrier, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique LAM remains on the blacklist of carriers prevented by Brussels from flying across European airspace due to safety record.

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