It has been decided by the Turkish Airlines and its subsidiaries to create approximately five thousand jobs as the airline is all set to carry out its functioning to the new airport at Istanbul. The movement will ideally begin On October 31 and would last for almost 12 hours. It has been stated by the officials that around 16000 people would be recruited by Turkish Ground services whereas the national carrier will hire approximately 3000 individuals. Furthermore, it has also been announced that a new global logistics company will be created by Turkish Cargo, the airline’s cargo division in association with Hong Kong’s PAL AIR and Chinese logistics firm ZTO in September.
Owing to the airline’s 2023 targets, the order comprising 14 aircrafts and four cargos will get delivered this year whereas 14 next-generation aircraft will arrive in 2019. The company chief of the airline commented that the carrier will make its first flights from the new mega airport at Istanbul to Azerbaijan, Turkish Cyprus and Ankara. Soon after the foundation of the logistics firm, the airline is expecting to receive a turnover of a total of $90 million next year.
The aircraft of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan landed at the new colossal airport of Istanbul for the first time on June 21 which is anticipated to open to air traffic on Turkey’s Republic day i.e. October 29. Soon after the completion of the new airport, it would be referred to as the biggest project of the world that’s assembled from scratch. Being a part of the world’s three biggest airports, the annual capacity of the new airport would be 90 million passengers in the first phase.