Turkish flag provider THY to mark republic’s centenary with four-hundredth airplane

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Turkish Airways (THY), which has risen to the following stage in aviation with the investments it has made within the current 20 years, has made a robust entry into the Turkish century. The nationwide provider THY makes a reputation for itself all around the world, from the variety of passengers to its state-of-the-art fleet, from cargo to newly opened locations. Turkish Airways, which was established on Could 20, 1933, as a State Airways Operation affiliated with the Ministry of Nationwide Protection, right this moment has a fleet of 393 planes, of which 263 are narrow-body, 110 are wide-body, and 20 are cost plans.

THY, Turkiye’s world flag provider, has grow to be a worldwide model within the meantime. With 342 locations in 129 international locations, it grew to become the airline that flies to essentially the most worldwide locations on the earth. Stating that they’ve achieved a exceptional rise within the world aviation business with the investments they’ve made within the final 20 years, Turkish Airways President and CEO Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat stated the next.

“As THY, we have been flying to 53 international locations, 104 cities, and 106 locations in 2003. With the capability expansions we have now made, there are at the moment 129 international locations, 337 cities, and 342 locations in our flight community. With this community, we proceed to develop because the airline that flies to most international locations on the earth.”

Stating that they’ve made critical investments within the buy of plans throughout the scope of Turkiye’s imaginative and prescient and century, Bolat stated:

“We’ve got elevated our fleet 6 instances within the final 20 years. We’ve got managed to handle the ninth largest fleet on the earth, consisting of 393 plans, from the 65 plans fleet in 2003. Whereas in 2003, solely 12 of our fleet of 65 plans have been wide-body, right this moment we have now elevated the variety of wide-body plane greater than 9 instances to 110. Thus, we have now elevated our fleet 6 instances within the final 20 years. With our fast airplane procurement investments throughout the scope of our technique of opening as much as the world with development and acceleration, we procured our one-hundredth airplane in 2006; our two hundredth in 2012 and we took supply of our three hundredth airplane in 2016. On the a centesimal anniversary of our republic, we can have our four-hundredth airplane.”

Emphasizing that they’ve grown with high-efficiency, environmentally pleasant, and higher-capacity plane by eradicating planes with a low efficiency from the fleet, Bolat stated, “As we take supply of latest planes, and planes which have accomplished their operational life abandon the fleet, we’ll each improve this fee and scale back our fleet age.”

Expressing that they may think about rising the variety of passengers they carry, he identified that whereas serving 10.4 million passengers in 2003, they grew 2.3 instances quicker than the world common between 2009 and 2019 and welcomed 74.3 million passengers in 2019. Bolat continued: “In 2020 and 2021, we grew to become the airline with essentially the most flights in Europe amongst community carriers. We carried 44.8 million passengers in 2021. In 2022, we reached 96.7% of the 2019 stage by carrying 71.8 million passengers.”

Stating that THY has reached a place that shapes the market in cargo transportation, Bolat, Chairman of the Board of Administrators, stated:

“The 122,822 tons of cargo and mail we transported in 2003 has multiplied through the years, reaching 1,678,953 tons with 21 cargo plans on the finish of 2022. We rose from forty third to fifth place in cargo transportation. Our SMARTIST facility, our largest cargo funding in recent times, has an annual cargo dealing with capability of two million tons. When the second part is accomplished, we can have an annual cargo dealing with capability of 4 million tons. We’ll proceed to be one of many main air cargo corporations within the sector sooner or later with our investments and technological enhancements.”

Bolat stated, “As Turkish Airways, we have now been rising with the duty of being the flag provider of our nation within the final 20 years, whereas additionally making a big contribution to our nation’s growth course of and employment. The variety of our staff, which was 10,239 in 2003, has exceeded 65,000 along with our subsidiaries, 29,600 of whom are the principle manufacturers in 20 years. Right now, we have now come a great distance in comparison with 20 years in the past by way of personnel effectivity, each within the variety of personnel per plane and within the variety of personnel per passenger. Nevertheless, with the recruitment processes we feature out with nice care, we not solely recruit pilots from outdoors, but additionally practice our pilot candidates ourselves and embody them in our household.”

Turkish Airways has grow to be the official and first airline sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, one of the vital adopted sports activities occasions on a world scale, since 2022. This prestigious cooperation, which is without doubt one of the most important sponsorships within the historical past of Turkish sports activities, It is usually of specific significance in that the UEFA Champions League Last will probably be held on June 10, 2023, on the Istanbul Ataturk Olympic Stadium. Since 2010, THY can also be the title sponsor of the EuroLeague, essentially the most distinguished group of European basketball on the group stage.

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