Turkish Airlines, which claims to fly to more destinations in Africa than any other airline, has begun flying to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, the carrier’s 52nd destination on the continent; others include Accra, Lagos, Dakar, Cape Town and Johannesburg. The flight operates twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. It provides a link between Istanbul Ataturk International Airport and the Lungi International Airport in Freetown via Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. The return flights provide access to passengers departing from Sierra Leone to many destinations in Europe and the Middle East. Turkish Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance and now has a fleet of 330 aircraft flying to 300 destinations worldwide with 251 international and 49 domestic.