Arab Spring lucrative for THY flights

Arab Spring lucrative for THY flights

ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Arab Spring lucrative for THY flights

Chief Execuitve Temel Kotil

The Arab Spring has seen a rise in flight and passenger numbers between Turkey and Arab countries.

Turkish Airlines Director General Temel Kotil said on July 27 that flights from Turkey to Tunisia had increased from one to two-a-day since the Arab Spring started, and that flights to Libya had tripled to three-a-day after the revolution there.

Turkish Airlines is also the leading airline flying to six cities in Iraq, he said.

Flights to Syria were suspended as of April 1, 2012, but Kotil said he hoped the problems in Syria would be solved soon and flights could restart.

Headquartered in Istanbul, Turkish Airlines operates scheduled services to 150 international and 41 domestic cities (38 domestic airports), serving a total of 187 airports, in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.