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Turkish Airlines starts Detroit flights, marking 13th gateway in the US

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Flying to more countries than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines continues to expand its network with the introduction of Detroit flights.

The airline company has started operating flights to Detroit thrice a week since November 15, 2023, connecting Istanbul Airport with Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. After December 25, 2023, the flights to Detroit will be increased to four days a week. 

With the addition of Detroit flights, Turkish Airlines has increased its network to 345 destinations and now serves 13 destinations in the US.

The first Detroit flight was warmly welcomed with a ceremonial water cannon salute. The event was held at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and attended by local officials, Turkish Airlines executives, and aviation enthusiasts.

Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Prof Dr Ahmet Bolat stated at the ceremony, “Today is a special day as we gather here to celebrate the inaugural flight of Turkish Airlines to the city of Detroit. We have brought two great cities, Istanbul and Detroit, closer together by initiating this direct flight. We’re thrilled to connect Istanbul and Detroit, creating opportunities for travel, business, and cultural exploration. As the national flag carrier of Türkiye, our beautiful country, we reach more countries than any other airline in the world, and by adding new destinations to our ever-expanding network, such as Detroit, we continue to serve our primary mission of uniting people and cultures all around the globe.”

Detroit, a city in the state of Michigan, is the 10th largest city in the US known primarily as the centre of the automotive industry. Detroit, also referred to as “Motor City” has a rich history in music and cultural heritage.

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