THY’s flights to its third flight point in Canada after Toronto and Montreal started with the plane TK075 landing at Vancouver International Airport.
Turkish Consul General to Vancouver Mehmet Taylan Tokmak and THY Toronto Director Zafer Bölükbaşı welcomed the THY plane, which landed at 16:17 local time and carrying 167 passengers.
Unlike the previous first flights, a welcome ceremony was not held for the THY Vancouver flight due to the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
Turkish Consul General in Vancouver, Mehmet Taylan Tokmak, told AA correspondent, “After the 11-month delay due to the pandemic, THY has finally put its third point in Vancouver, Canada. Thus, we connect Canada’s Pacific side to our country. There will be a leap forward in commercial, touristic and cultural relations between western Canada. ”
Consul General Tokmak completed his statement as follows:
“Currently, there will be three trips a week, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. We carried 167 passengers to Vancouver with our first plane. We also brought a large amount of cargo to Istanbul. We took our plane back to Istanbul with our second flight crew. Most of these passengers are transit passengers, which demonstrates the feature of Istanbul Airport as an international hub. ”
Increasing its flight points to 15 in North America with Vancouver, Turkish Airlines flies to 319 destinations, both national and international.