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Turkish Airlines announces record high net profit in 2015

According to the consolidated financial statements reported to Borsa Istanbul, Turkish Airlines reported 1 billion 69 million USD net profit surpassing a billion dolar level for the first time in its history. Profit from main operations stood at 895 million USD with an increase of 32 percent from previous year. Turkish Airlines generated sales revenue of 10 billion 522 million&...

The airport of the future: Istanbul's gigantic new hub

Nervous holidaymakers are avoiding Turkey following a spree of deadly terror attacks, but that hasn’t slowed plans for a gigantic state-of-the-art airport in Istanbul. It will be one of the biggest international airports in the world once the fourth and final phase is finished by 2028 – and potentially the busiest – with six runways, flights to 350 destinations and an eventual...

Turkish Airlines and Boeing Sign Long-Term Collaboration Agreement

Turkish Airlines and Boeing, building on their 70-year relationship, today signed a collaboration agreement that will strengthen Turkish Airlines’ long-term industry leadership, as well as Turkey’s aerospace and technology capabilities. In the agreement, Turkish Airlines and Boeing identified several potential areas of new cooperation, expanding on Boeing’s already-significant in...

Turkish Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines Sign Codeshare Agreement

Turkish Airlines (TK) has signed a Codeshare Agreement with Hawaiian Airlines (HA), expanding options for TK customers to travel more conveniently from Turkey to Hawaii via Far East points. The agreement allows Turkish Airlines to put its “TK” booking code on Hawaiian’s daily flights between Osaka, Japan and Honolulu and HA’s five-times weekly service between Honolulu an...

Istanbul New Airport shaping up as a hub for the 21st century

The latest designs for Istanbul’s newest airport – aptly called Istanbul New Airport – have been released, this time for its air traffic control tower. Designed by the US firm Aecom and the leading Italian automotive design company Pininfarina, the 95-metre structure is an elliptical tower designed to resemble the tulip, a Turkish symbol. The new design – which beat...

Turkey Offers Fuel Subsidies For Tourist Flights

Turkey will offer jet fuel subsidies for flights to five of its tourist hot spots as part of its efforts to safeguard tourism revenue after a suicide bombing in Istanbul last week killed 10 German tourists. Airlines will receive USD$6,000 per flight to Antalya, Alanya, Dalaman, Bodrum and Izmir during the start of the tourism season in April and May, Turkey's tourism minister, Mahir Unal sa...

Istanbul’s Airport Beats Frankfurt to Become Europe’s Third Busiest Airport

Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport overtook Frankfurt to enter the European top three for the first time in 2015 as Turkish Airlines continued its rapid expansion and strikes at Deutsche Lufthansa AG hurt the German hub. London Heathrow, the main base for British Airways, remains Europe’s busiest airport, even as it struggles to add flights on runways that are effectively full, while Paris...

Turkish Airlines arrives in Nigeria without passenger luggage for the second time

Turkish Airlines has arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport for the second time without any passenger luggage, All Africa has reported. Last month it was reported that the carrier arrived at the airport without luggage, leading to protests from passengers and compensation having to be paid.   Passengers besieged the airline’s flight on the tarmac in attempt to stop t...

Image released of the Istanbul New Airport

A tower in the shape of a giant tulip will become the iconic symbol of the new 10.2 billion euros ($11 billion) Istanbul New Airport, which set to be opened in the spring of 2018. As part of an international competition to build the future air traffic control tower, the operating consortium IGA selected the design submitted by AECOM and Pininfarina. The 96-metre high building, which will be...

New Aviation and Science Museum in Istanbul

The new Aviation and Science Museum is located in Yeşilköy district, south-west of Istanbul in the same area where Ataturk International Airport is located and where the old aviation museum reside. An area where no horizontal boundaries could be found, only vertical boundaries (strict ones posed by air-traffic control from the nearby airport) and an ill-defined site that expands in all direct...

‘Russian refusal to issue visas to carrier violates aviation rules’

Turkish Transport Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Wednesday Russia's refusal to issue visas to crew members working for budget carrier Pegasus was an "arbitrary" measure and violated international aviation rules. İstanbul-based Pegasus said on Tuesday it suspended flights to and from Russia until Jan. 13 after authorities in Moscow failed to give its crew visas. Turkey would use...

Turkish jet called back from Mumbai airport runway over unclaimed phone

A Turkish Airlines flight scheduled to fly to Istanbul was called back from a runway at the Mumbai airport on Monday after an unclaimed mobile phone was spotted in the aircraft before take-off. Around 250 passengers on board the aircraft were evacuated and were frisked again after being allowed back into the jet. “The flight was about to take off when it was called back due to security...