Articles Tagged ‘Turkey’

Airport traffic across Europe growing solidly in 2015; Ireland and Greece lead way with Nordic countries and Russia facing challenges

Airport traffic across Europe growing solidly in 2015; Ireland and Greece lead way with Nordic countries and Russia facing challenges

We’ve collected airport traffic data for 20 European countries and plotted the growth over the last 18/30 months. We reveal the winners and losers and illustrate the impact of the re-timing of Easter.

Turkish Airlines grows in Lufthansa’s backyard; Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden to become 14th German destination from Atatürk in June

Turkish Airlines grows in Lufthansa’s backyard; Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden to become 14th German destination from Atatürk in June

Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has added five new German destinations in four years. We reveal the leading onward connection points for all existing German routes and the share of point-to-point traffic on each route.

Turkey's airports grow 15% in 2013; Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines push Turkey past Italy as Europe's #5

Turkey’s airports grow 15% in 2013; Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines push Turkey past Italy as Europe’s #5

Last year we predicted that Turkey might overtake Italy and France in 2015 in terms of airport passenger numbers. Well, Italy was passed in 2013, and now Turkey has its sights firmly set on passing France in 2014. We reveal which airports are growing fastest, and which destinations the flag-carrier has added at each Istanbul […]


Antalya Airport: traffic flat in 2012, Russian routes take the most capacity cuts

Antalya Airport: traffic flat in 2012, Russian routes take the most capacity cuts

Serving predominantly international traffic, Antalya Airport faces a considerable challenge in trying to spread the business throughout the year. Growing domestic demand is set to help the airport to do just that.

30 Second interview – Dr Temel Kotil, President and CEO Turkish Airlines (plus some comments from Ryanair’s Cawley)

30 Second interview – Dr Temel Kotil, President and CEO Turkish Airlines (plus some comments from Ryanair’s Cawley)

In his first industry appearance, speaking at the ACI EUROPE-ACI World Annual Congress in Istanbul, Dr Temel Kotil clarified that Turkish Airlines will not be launching direct services from Europe to Australia – he will use a hub like Singapore instead.

Turkish Airlines' Istanbul expansion driving European growth this summer

Turkish Airlines’ Istanbul expansion driving European growth this summer

Much of Europe is showing little if any growth this summer, but that is not true of Turkey. Our analysis of the European air traffic market this summer shows that Istanbul has the region’s two fastest-growing major airports, Turkey is the fastest-growing country market, and Turkish Airlines is the fastest-growing airline.


Turkey’s airports handle 130 million passengers; up 85% since 2007 as booming Turkish Airlines and Pegasus grow networks

Turkey’s airports handle 130 million passengers; up 85% since 2007 as booming Turkish Airlines and Pegasus grow networks

Having launched 30 new routes in the last year, in 2013 booming Turkish Airlines could overtake Delta Air Lines’ record at Atlanta by offering the most destinations from a single airport.

Atlasjet grows by 20%; Returning to Sabiha Gökçen

Atlasjet grows by 20%; Returning to Sabiha Gökçen

Sweet route! Famous for its Baklava dessert, Gaziantep has become one of Atlasjet’s five new domestic services inaugurated from its Istanbul hub this month.

Istanbul's Atatürk Airport now 6th busiest in Europe; Turkish Airlines offers flights to almost 200 destinations

Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport now 6th busiest in Europe; Turkish Airlines offers flights to almost 200 destinations

Europe’s economic difficulties seem to have passed Turkey by, at least if airport traffic is any indicator. How quickly has Turkey’s busiest airport grown in the last decade and how dominant is Turkish Airlines? Which new destinations has it added this year alone?


Turkey’s airports report traffic growth of 10.4% in first half of 2012; Turkish Airlines expanding IST network rapidly

Turkey’s airports report traffic growth of 10.4% in first half of 2012; Turkish Airlines expanding IST network rapidly

Non-EU Turkey is still experiencing double-digit traffic growth in 2012. But how quickly are its top 12 airports growing? What share of total traffic is still centred on Istanbul? And just how many new destinations has Turkish Airlines embraced since last June from its main hub?

Turkey’s airports report traffic growth of 14.2% in 2011; Turkish Airlines' passengers up 12%, Pegasus up 32%

Turkey’s airports report traffic growth of 14.2% in 2011; Turkish Airlines’ passengers up 12%, Pegasus up 32%

Turkey’s air transport market is going from strength to strength. Airport traffic is booming and its two major airlines are both reporting double-digit growth. But which two airports have swopped places in the top 12 rankings? And which airlines have already announced what new routes to and from Turkey this summer?

Turkish Airlines now operates most diverse hub in Europe; 172 destinations served non-stop from Istanbul

Turkish Airlines now operates most diverse hub in Europe; 172 destinations served non-stop from Istanbul

Turkish Airlines will have started 20 new routes (19 international) from Istanbul’s main airport by the end of 2011. As a result it has now well and truly overtaken Lufthansa for the most non-stop destinations from a single airport in Europe. But how quickly have passenger numbers grown in recent years and which geographic market […]