Top 10 Airlines of Europe 2015

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6. Turkish Airlines

Eighty years ago, Turkish Airlines took to the skies from Turkish soil.

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İstanbul, Eskişehir and Ankara were the initial destinations of what has turned out to be a splendid journey; a journey that had begun with just 24 personnel, five airplanes and 19 seats. Turk ‘Hava Yollari’ AO is a supplier of national and international air transport and cargo services in Turkey. It works through two commercial sections: ‘Air Transport & Technical Maintenance Services’. The Air Transport segment is engaged in the domestic and transnational traveler and cargo air transport. The ‘Technical Maintenance Services’ section provides overhaul and upkeep service on domestic aviation area and gives all types of technical and structural support connected to commercial airline business. The corporation was established on the 20th of May 1933 and is based in Istanbul, Turkey. At the conclusion of 2012, ‘Turkish Airlines’ provided airlifts to 218 metropolises in about a 100 countries, with the quantity of airports aided reaching about 220. Despite the influence of the worldwide economic disaster, growth of the Turkish flying industry was sustained in 2012, outstripping the global business average significantly. The amount of commuters utilizing Turkish airports had risen by 12% when linked to the preceding year. In the meantime, Turkish Airlines exceeded the Turkish normal in the year 2012, growing passenger number by about 21% and cargo transport by 22%. And notwithstanding the hostile conditions other airlines are suffering; Turkish Airlines became one of the chief growing carriers both in terms of customer and cargo size, thanks to its strategic growth plan.

Revenue in the FY 2014: $11.04 B

Market Cap: $4.8 B

No. of Passengers Carried: 54.7 Million