National flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) discussed possible flights to Australia during Australian Ambassador to Turkey Marc Innes Brown's visit to THY General Manager Bilal Eksi. Commenting on the meeting via his social media account, Brown said: "I was very happy to discuss the possible flights to Australia with Turkish Airlines General Manager Bilal Eksi. I hope THY's flights to Australia will take place as soon as possible."
THY, which leads the way in the number of flights around the world, does not have a flight to Australia. Elaborating on possible flights to Australia, which have been spoken about and demanded for years, THY Chairman İlker Aycı said in an earlier statement that talks are ongoing, adding that the flights will be made via Indonesia, either via Jakarta or Bali Island, Denpasar.
The number of flight destinations of Turkey's flag carrier exceeded 300 with recently launched direct flights from Istanbul to Freetown, Sierra Leone.