“These daily flights will open up business and leisure opportunities for thousands of new customers from both sides of the Atlantic,” said Miguel Southwell, Aviation general manager, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
The inaugural flight will touch down at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and ATL will deliver a water-cannon salute and red-carpet welcome to Turkish Airlines, the latest passenger carrier to launch operations at the world’s most traveled airport.
Atlanta will join eight other US cities served by Turkish Airlines. The others are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Miami, Washington, D.C., Boston and San Francisco.
Hartsfield-Jackson landed Turkish Airlines as part of its Air Service Incentive Program (ASIP). The program waives parking and landing fees and provides marketing benefits to airlines that start cargo and passenger service to new international destinations.
Turkish Airlines currently offers service to 113 countries, with flights to 284 destinations.