Flights to Toronto get under way

Flights to Toronto, Turkish Airlines’ 117th flight destination, got under way at a ceremony attended by Transport and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım, Turkish Airlines’ President and CEO Temel Kotil, Ph.D, Turkey’s Ambassador to Canada Rafet Akgünay and Mr. Lloyd McCoomb, President and CEO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority.

Speaking at the long-awaited opening of the new route, Yıldırım said, “Turkish Airlines has taken the place it deserves in aviation’s first league. Turkish Airlines flies to 960 points around the world including Toronto. On the first flight to Toronto the plane was filled to more than half capacity. I chatted with the passengers, and I could read the pleasure in their faces. They expressed high expectations in their travels due to transfers, which brings out the importance of this direct flight. Among the passengers,” Yıldırım emphasized, “were people from countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Iran and Russia, which shows over how broad an area these flights can have an impact. Carrying passengers from all over the world to a country like Canada where people from many different countries live is going to be very meaningful for Turkish Airlines.”Turkish Airlines flies to Toronto three days a week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.