Turkish Airlines will be launching its third South African route between Durban and Istanbul before 15 November.
Flights will take off four times a week via Johannesburg with plans to implement a daily flight in the near future.
The airline already flies to 43 african destinations, and the launch of direct flights to Cape Town in October was announced earlier this year.
A flying chef on board Turkish Airways will prepare and serve candle-lit dinners to all business class passengers, while economy class passengers will each receive a personal entertainment screen and can enjoy meal options that include both Turkish and ‘world’ cuisine.
South Africans wanting to travel to Turkey pay no visa charge and can apply online.