Turkish Airlines, renowned for flying to more countries than any other airline, has now added Detroit to its growing list of destinations.
Starting November 15, 2023, the airline began operating flights three times a week from Istanbul Airport to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. This service is set to increase to four times a week post-December 25, 2023, marking a new chapter in the airline’s history.
The inauguration of the Detroit route signifies Turkish Airlines’ commitment to expanding its network, now encompassing 345 destinations worldwide, including 13 in the United States. The first flight to Detroit was celebrated with a traditional water cannon salute, a gesture of welcome and respect in the aviation world. This event, held at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, saw the gathering of local dignitaries, Turkish Airlines executives, and aviation enthusiasts, all witnessing this historic moment.
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines, expressed his enthusiasm at the ceremony. “Today marks a milestone as we celebrate the inaugural flight to Detroit. This new route brings Istanbul and Detroit closer, fostering opportunities for travel, business, and cultural exchange,” he said. Bolat emphasized the airline’s mission of connecting people and cultures globally, highlighting the significance of adding destinations like Detroit to its extensive network.
Detroit, Michigan’s largest city, is famously known as the heart of the American automotive industry. Beyond its industrial fame, Detroit, often called “Motor City,” boasts a rich musical and cultural heritage. This new direct flight by Turkish Airlines is not just a bridge between two cities but a gateway to cultural and economic exchange.
The addition of Detroit to Turkish Airlines’ network is more than just a new destination; it’s a symbol of the airline’s ongoing efforts to connect the world, making travel more accessible and efficient. With its strategic location and diverse cultural landscape, Detroit is poised to become a key destination for travelers from Istanbul and beyond.
As Turkish Airlines continues to expand its global footprint, this new route to Detroit is a testament to its commitment to bringing the world closer together, one flight at a time.