Turkish Airlines has planned to expand the handling capacity of Istanbul’s new Airport. Primarily, it is to leverage the network coverage of North America and Asia.
Bilal Eksi, the chief executive of the airline stated, ‘Entirely independent from the growth constraints of the existing Istanbul Atatürk Airport, the airline would primarily target Canada, China, South America and India. The marketing champions are continuously looking forward for new destinations. Without any doubt, most of them are in Africa and Europe, however, India is our primary market, China comes second, and Canada is the third. He further added, ‘the extreme prospective of South America can only be analysed with the incoming fleet of A350-900s and B787-9S of Turkish Airlines.’
By leveraging the network coverage, Turkish Airlines is hoping to build a sort of commercial cooperation with China and India as they are the most significant markets.
Soon the airline is hoping to announce excellent collaboration with many of the Indian carriers and it is also on the verge of negotiating with most of the Chinese airlines. Furthermore, the airline is aspiring to receive traffic rights to Canada, China and India.
The upcoming feature is due to get rolling to commercial traffic on the Republic Day of Turkey celebrated on October 29 followed by flights alteration from Ataturk soon to commence on October 30. It has also been declared that while the commercial passenger operations of the airline would be moved to the New Airport; its cargo unit, business jet service, and charter operations will remain a part of Ataturk in the short term. Eksi stated, ‘The entire cargo operation of Turkish Airlines will be handled from the airport at Ataturk, probably for six months or a year.’