Director General of Turkey's national air carrier Turkish Airlines, or THY, Temel Kotil said Wednesday that following flights to Los Angeles in March, 2011, they would begin flights to U.S. cities of Houston, Miami, Boston and Detroit either in 2012 or in 2013.
In an exclusive interview with the AA, Kotil said that THY's flights to Washington, D.C., which began last November, were very important for them.
It is not only the Turks who arrive in Washington, D.C.. People from the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia come to Washington, D.C. by THY. We carry a high number of passengers from Washington, D.C. to Africa. We are pleased with the occupancy rates for flights from Washington, D.C., Kotil said.
The THY has grown by four fold. If the THY grows an additional four fold, it could become the world's biggest airlines. THY's success depends on making Istanbul a bridge for airlines, Kotil said.
Touching on their goal for 2011, Kotil said that they wanted to make the THY a five star airline company very soon.
Meanwhile, Air Transport World, one of the important international publications of aviation sector, chose Turkish Airlines for 2010 "world's market leadership" award.
THY Director General Temel Kotil received the award in a ceremony that took place in Washington, D.C..
AALast Mod: 09 Şubat 2011, 16:11