Turkish Airlines : The Airline That Carries The National Of Turkey

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Turkish Airlines is the airline that carries the national of Turkey. Its headquarters are situated at the Turkish Airlines General Management Building on the Atatürk Airport in Yeşilköy, Bakırköy, and Istanbul. The airline operates and offers its services to two hundred and ninety destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. This has made it the fourth-largest carrier in the world by number of destinations which it started in the year 2014. It is said to serve more destinations non-stop from a single airport than any other airline in Europe. Turkish Airlines also flies to one hundred and fifteen countries. It also has an operational fleet of ten cargo aircraft which gives the airline 's cargo capacity to serve fifty two…show more content…
When a new government came to power in 1983, it began the airline 's makeover into a modern operation. Its aim was to maintain one of the youngest fleets in the world. It recognized the role that the airline played as a Turkey ambassador to the world. Security was intensified and this saw less delays and hijackings of the planes. By the mid-1980s the fleet started was flying close to three million passengers. Turkish Airlines eventually became the number one source of foreign currency in the country. Just like any other business the airlines has seen a number of ups and downs throughout the years. In 2001 for example, they underwent an economic crisis like most business did because of the economic crisis that was experienced in the world. In 2003 things were also bad as they had to close some of their routes because of the war in Iraq. New competitors were also a challenge because the market became so stiff. It was publicly traded off and the government still owns about 98% of its shares .In 2016 there was the Turkish coup d 'état attempt. This led to the banning of flights between Turkey and USA by the Federal Aviation Authority . This posed a major challenge for Turkish Airlines because the airline’s major strategy was to deliver one-stop journeys between the USA and hard-to-reach destinations

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