The renowned actress, expressing her discontent, accused the airline of discriminating against African travelers.
In her social media post, Omotola lamented that despite the airing of movies from Turkey, the Middle East, Asia, Bollywood, and Hollywood during her extensive journey, there was a glaring absence of Nollywood films.
She didn’t hold back in making a series of claims against Turkish Airlines, pointing out what she perceived as discriminatory practices.
Addressing the airline directly, she posted, “Dear @turkishairlines, I really think your Airline is fabulous, but like many other foreign companies, you might be discriminating against African destinations and travelers, and that needs to stop!”
The actress acknowledged positive aspects of her experience, such as the airline’s excellent international airport facilities, in-flight service, and courteous cabin attendants.
However, she pointed out several drawbacks, including the absence of electronic visas for Nigerian passport holders, an issue not faced by residents of other countries with business class status.
Omotola also criticized the lack of attention to detail and respect towards African customers, both in the air and on the ground.
She noted the use of aging aircraft on the first leg of her journey and raised concerns about an unexpected layover in Uganda that was not part of her original booking.
Expressing disappointment in the airline’s choice of movies, she emphasized the absence of Nollywood films and questioned the apparent disregard for African travelers who often pay higher fees for flights to the continent compared to other regions.
Omotola concluded her post with a plea for an end to what she perceived as blatant disrespect and discrimination by Turkish Airlines towards African passengers.