Turkey seeks to increase China flights

Head of Turkey's national airline was set to seek ways to increase the number of flights between Turkey and China, bringing it to as high as seven flights a week.

Turkey seeks to increase China flights
"Flights between Istanbul and Shanghai, and Istanbul and Beijing are not enough. I will speak to Chinese officials to raise the number of flights," Temel Kotil said Wednesday during a visit in Beijing.

Kotil, director general of the Turkish Airlines (THY) said the company was planning seven passenger flights and seven cargo flights a week to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangcou.

THY carried 17 million passengers between January and October 2007, a 16.6 percent increase the same period last year and the airline expects a 3.5 billion USD turnover at the end of 2007.

THY is set to become in March 2008 a member of the Star Alliance, world's largest airline alliance.

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