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Travelstart celebrates Turkish Airlines’ debut in Port Harcourt


Manager of Travelstart Nigeria, Mr. Philip Akesson

Turkish Airlines, the national air carrier for the Republic of Turkey, has introduced a new route of flights, flying to and from the newly opened Port Harcourt International Airport terminal.

Reacting to the development, Country Manager of Travelstart Nigeria, Philip Akesson, who was in Port Harcourt for the arrival of the inaugural flight, said, “I’m very excited about Turkish Airlines strategic move to open a new route connecting Port Harcourt to their impressive network of destinations around the globe. We at Travelstart are proud to be in partnership with such a forward thinking airline and wish them all the best in their endeavours to keep growing in Nigeria and beyond.”

The debut flight landed Tuesday, June 25 carrying passengers, Nigeria dignitaries and senior Turkish Airlines officials from Istanbul to Port Harcourt. Also present on the flight was the Nigerian Ambassador to Turkey – Ilyasu Audu Paragalda. With the recent launch, the airline has pledged to offer great deals for passengers in Port Harcourt and to continue to provide the best travel experience for passengers.


Travelstart, Africa’s largest online travel agency, is now offering Turkish Airlines flights from the capital city of Rivers State to a number of amazing destinations such as Istanbul, Dubai, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur, and more. Turkish Airlines is renowned for its service, having secured various awards including the world’s best travel catering and Europe’s best airline.

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