New service to Mexico widens the world to and from Istanbul for Turkish Airline’s frequent flyers
by Lark Gould
Turkish Airlines, ever in growth mode, is enhancing its flight network with new scheduled flights to Mexico City, the second biggest city of Latin America and capital of Mexico, and Cancún, one of the favorite holiday centers of Central America.
The flights to Mexico City and Cancún, the 18th and 19th destinations of Turkish Airlines in Americas, started operating this week with thrice-weekly service on the Istanbul-Mexico City-Cancún route. With these flights, Turkish Airlines adds Mexico, the biggest country of Central America, to its flight network, thus offering a connectivity opportunity to a greater area from the new Istanbul Airport.
“We continue to expand the borders of our flight network within the framework of our growth strategy. Following Bali, we are happy to be able to connect these two important cities of Americas to 125 countries around the world. From this day forth, our guests traveling to Mexico City and Cancún will be able to fly with the comfort of Turkish Airlines. We believe our new flights will strengthen the ties between Turkey and Mexico in every way,” said Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee M. İlker Ayc at a press event conference in Mexico City.
Scheduled flight times: FLIGHT / DAYS of DEPARTURE / ARRIVAL TK181 /Wednesday, Friday, Sunday/ IST 20:55 / MEX 04:10 (+1) TK181 /Monday, Thursday, Saturday/ MEX 05:30/ CUN 07:50 TK181 /Monday, Thursday, Saturday/ CUN 09:20 / IST 05:25 (+1) *All times are in GMT.
Mexico City: a crossroads of history and trade
Once homeland of Mayans and Aztecs, Mexico City carries the signs of the first civilizations of Americas dating back as far as 2000s BC. It is also a city of commerce as one of the important trade centers of Americas. Featuring over 150 museums, second only to Paris in terms sheer numbers, Mexico City’s cultural heritage draws tourists from all over the globe. Ancient city of Teotihuacan and its pyramids are the other touristic options to discover near the Mexico City. The city manages to meet all expectations with its colonial architecture, tasty Mexican cuisine, beautiful squares and numerous fun activities.
With fishing and agriculture as the main sources of income during the Mayan period, the city of Cancún boasted numerous important developments in astrology, physics and math and it is now one of the most important tourism centers of Central America. Contributing significantly to the economy of Mexico with its tourism income, the city hosts approximately four million tourists every year with over 150 hotels. Apart from swimming, diving, and other fun activities, its history, cuisine and Underwater Museum makes it an ideal place for those who want an exotic holiday.