Turkish Airlines wants a network of 300 destinations to 2015
At the end of 2012, Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines, said the Turkish operator is hoping for a network of 300 destinations to 2015. At the moment, Turkish Airlines reached 219 destinations from 98 countries and the year has just begun.
In 2013 new routes are announced and we mention: Houston from April 1, Santiago de Compostela from May 21, Luxembourg from June 25 June 2013, Havana, Mexico City, Panama City, Bogota. Also this year, the Istanbul - Constanta route will be launched from 7 June. Turkish Airlines plans to grow 20-25 network of destinations annually, within the limits of the possibilities. It places great emphasis on destinations in Africa, an emerging land for aviation, but also for business. Africa hides many underground riches. Recently launched flights to Libreville, Gabon, the 34 destination in Africa.
To be able to operate as many flights as possible, Turkish Airlines needs aircraft. In 2012 he received the 200 aircraft, a Boeing 737-900ER, but he also placed orders for long-haul aircraft - 15 Airbus A330-300 (plus 2 ordered last month) and 15 Boeing 777-300ER. Turkish Airlines has not ordered the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner models yet and is not interested.
The Turkish operator is rated at 4 stars by SkyTrax and has been nominated no.1 in Europe, in the last two years, plus many other awards.