Turkish Airlines has launched direct flights from Istanbul to Entebbe in Uganda, with connecting flights to Dar es Salaam. The airline introduced the three-times-weekly service due to increasing trade between Turkey and the East African Community (EAC).

Flights leave Istanbul at 00.30 on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, arriving in Entebbe at 06.50. From here passengers can take the two hour flight to Dar es Salaam with Turkish Airlines at 08.05.

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