Turkey's THY targets to be one of top ten airlines

THY said that his company aimed at becoming one of the world's top 10 airline companies that flew to the highest number of destinations.

Turkey's THY targets to be one of top ten airlines

The head official of Turkey's national air carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) said on Saturday that his company aimed at becoming one of the world's top 10 airline companies that flew to the highest number of destinations.

Speaking at a meeting organized by a business association in the southern province of Adana, THY's Director General Temel Kotil said his company succeeded despite the global economic crisis in 2009 and its value in the stock market grew by 4 times.

Noting that THY continued to launch new flight destinations, Kotil said, "Our goal is to become the 8th or 9th company in the world which flies to the highest number of destinations by the end of the year".

Pointing to the 25 percent increase in the number of passengers since the beginning of 2010, Kotil said THY aimed at carrying 31 million passengers as of the end of the year.

Kotil also said that THY would soon expand its fleet with 89 new aircrafts, moreover, it planned to recruit 1,500 more cabin personnel in 2010.

Furthermore, Skytrax, which publishes world's largest selection of independent airline and airport reviews, has recently named THY as the winner of the "Best Airline Southern Europe Award" and "World's Best Economy Class Airline Onboard Catering Award" at the 2010 World Airline Awards, officials said.

Based in Istanbul, Turkish Airlines is one of the fastest growing and prosperous airlines in the world. It carries approximately 25 million passengers a year, with direct flights to 120 international and 37 domestic destinations.

The airline was founded in 1933 with a fleet of five airplanes that carried a total of 28 passengers. The airline made its first domestic flight in 1933 and the first international flight in 1947.

THY is currently the sponsor of FC Barcelona, Manchester United soccer teams and Greek basketball club Maroussi, as well as 2010 Euroleague-Final Four organization.


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