Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines has added two more nations to its global reach by beginning service to Bogota, Columbia’s capital, and Panama City, capital of Panama. With the integration of these two cities, Panama City and Bogota, the carrier now operates to 14 destinations in 6 countries across the Americas.
The other points across the Americas are Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Toronto, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Boston, Montreal, San Francisco and Miami.
The inaugural flight to Bogota and Panama City was celebrated by M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines’ Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, with participation of protocol and media representatives and also Turkish Airlines’ employees at the El Dorado Airport in Bogotá. Andres Ortega, El Dorado Airport’s CEO and Gustauo Him, Republic of Panama’s Ministry of Tourism also welcomed the first flight to these cities.
M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines’ Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee said, “We’re extremely proud to support to our country's closer cooperation with Colombia as negotiated by our President during his visit to Latin America, by launching this new flight. We’ll also add Atlanta to our extensive network later this month and will continue to expand our reach in the Americas."
Both cities are home bases to Star Alliance partners, Avianca in Colombia and Copa in Panama, and the link to Istanbul and Turkish Airlines’ network will be of great benefit to travelers, adding even more connectivity.
Beginning today, Istanbul – Bogota (BOG) – Panama (PTY) flights will be operated 3 times per week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in both directions. Round trip fares are available for the route of IST – BOG – PTY starting at US$699 (including taxes and fees).
Additionally, for the first 6 months of operations to new destinations, there is a special offer for Miles&Smiles members, with a 25% reduction in the miles needed to redeem either award tickets or upgrades.