Turkish Airlines is the flag carrier of Turkey and serves worldwide destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas
Turkey's national carrier, Turkish Airlines, is continuing its programme of expanding its international routes, while also intoducing more scheduled flights on its existing Hamburg and Genoa routes. These developments are seen as a vital part of the company’s long-term plans to make the airline a major player in the global market.
Daily flights between Istanbul and Hamburg will increase to three, as the carrier looks to maximise the potential of Istanbul as a business and corporate travel hub. The additional flights are intended to help satisfy the increased demand that has recently been seen on the route.
"Istanbul has become a transit city due to its geographical position," explained Cemil Tezgah, who is a Turkish Airlines director. He added that the airline aimed to increase passenger numbers from 30 million to 35 million by the end of 2011.
In addition to increasing the number of flights to Hamburg, Turkish Airlines is also introducing a brand new route to Genoa. Flights will operate four times a week and this represents the fifth Italian city served by the airline, following Rome, Milan, Venice and Bologna.
With all this expansion taking place, it is little wonder that Turkish Airlines is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, currently serving some 80 destinations around the globe. Skytrax reckon that Turkish Airlines serve the best airline food in the world and the company has a burgeoning reputation. In fact, it is estimated that the company is the fastest growing airline in southern Europe and is already the fourth biggest in Europe.
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