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Airlines serving the Turkey-Mexico international niche
The flights serving the Turkey-Mexico international niche market are the most recent -August, 2019- to be launched from a new source country, in this case -opening up the new trans-Atlantic options to Mexico- by way of the Turkish flagship carrier: Turkish Airlines, which -by doing so- maintains the company firmly at the head of the list of airlines serving the largest number of countries in the world; the addition of Mexico to this carrier’s international destination portfolio upped its country offering to 126. See below for further details.
Mexican airlines with direct flights to Turkey
At present, no Mexican airlines serve this international niche with direct services.
Turkey-based airlines with direct flights to Mexico
TURKISH AIRLINES in Mexico
Turkish Airlines -a Star Alliance member airline- became the first airline ever to connect this European country by way of direct flights to Mexico -on August 21, 2019- and thus upped the number of countries it serves to 126 -as mentioned above- the largest number of any carrier in the world.
On the outward bound leg, the aforementioned services unite the Istanbul International Airport (IST-MEX) Mexico City Benito Juárez International Airport with direct scheduled flights.
On the return leg, Turkish Airlines then departs from MEX to make a stopover in Cancun International Airport (CUN) before continuing on its return to Turkey by flying direct between Cancun (CUN-IST) Istanbul, thereby connecting both the Mexican capital and the Republic’s Caribbean coast to the largest city in Turkey.
Turkish Airlines launched operations -in 1933- with 5 aircraft and has grown to operate a fleet of 321 passenger aircraft (225 x narrow body and 96 x wide body), becoming one of the world’s leading airlines along the way, and -to prove the point- has increased its annual passenger count from almost 12 million -in 2004- to transport over 75 million passengers throughout 2018.
Among its achievements, Turkish Airlines can boast that it serves the most non-stop destinations from a single airport, and -In September 2019- was named a “2020 Five Star Global Airline” by APEX*
*APEX: Airline Passenger Experience Association
Turkish Airlines contributes greatly to the Star Alliance -an Alliance it has been a member of since April 1, 2008- by serving 43 countries in Europe, 38 in Africa, 22 in the Far East, 13 in the Middle East and -including Mexico- 9 in the Americas; in all, the company currently -Sept. 2019- serves 316 destinations (50 domestic and 266 international); in the case of the new flights between Turkey and Mexico, the Mexican capital and Cancun are the carrier’s 18th and 19th destinations in the Americas, respectively.
The first international flight operated by Turkish Airlines was from Ankara to Athens -via Istanbul- in 1947; currently -Sept. 2019- this carrier serves an impressive list of 266 international destinations
Turkish Airlines is the only company to offer direct Turkey – Mexico flights.
Turkish Airlines – Istanbul:
Offices: (Kadıköy) Tel.: +90 (216) 418-44-86
Turkish Airlines General Administration Building, Atatürk Airport Yeşilköy
Customer Service telephone in Turkey: 444-0-849