Turkish Airlines is to launch its 50th African route later this month, with a three times-weekly service to Zanzibar.

The new service to the Tanzanian archipelago will launch on December 13, and will bring the carrier’s African network to 50 destinations across 31 countries.

Turkish Airlines recently added flights to the Seychelles, and these and the new Zanzibar route will bring the carrier’s total number of destinations to 293, of which 244 are international services.

The airline flies to more countries than any other carrier, with Lufthansa, Air France and British Airways all currently vying for second place.

Turkish Airlines also has the fourth largest route network, after American Airlines, United and Delta.

The carrier recently announced new routes to Havana and Caracas, its 16th and 17th destinations in the Americas.