For Turkish Airlines President and CEO Temel Kotil nothing is aggressive or unrealistic about the carrier's five year business plan, which aims to double passengers carried to 40billion and more than double the revenue to $10billion by 2013.
THY's recent RFP for 25 twin engine widebodies and 50 naroowbodies plus 10 widebody and 10 narrowbody options confirms its intent to become one of Europe's major players.
It carried 10.3million passengers in the first half of 2008, representing 6% of all passengers carried by the Assn, of European Airline's 35 members and a respectable seventh position. . . .