Turkish Airlines, already a substantial player in the Middle East market, is launching a new wave of routes into the region. For some time, the Turkish flag carrier has had ambitions to rival the “Middle East 3” (ME3) trio of Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways. Turkish is expanding rapidly, notably in Africa, where the Istanbul-based carrier is on record as saying it aims to become the dominant airline on the continent. The latest initiative is designed to link ...

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