DATA SPOTLIGHT: Turkish Airlines

This year The Blue Swan Daily will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot, we look at Turkish Airlines, which having suspended all operations at a time during Covid-19 lockdowns, is now ramping up its activities.

Turkish Airlines had one of the largest networks in the world prior to the arrival of Covid-19 serving more destinations than any other global carrier, but across April and May its entire fleet was grounded due to travel restrictions imposed to combat its spread.

Its flights resumed in early June and are currently operating at around a third of the levels recorded at this time last year, but the airline’s chairman is confident that those two levels will balance in time. İlker Aycı says “It is our firm belief that once the world overcomes the crisis, air travel will bounce back stronger than ever”.

ABOUT
Based at Istanbul Airport, Turkish Airlines (THY) is the national airline of Turkey and the country’s largest carrier. Turkish Airlines operates a network of domestic and regional services throughout Turkey and the Middle East and international services to Europe, Africa, North America, South America and Asia. The carrier operates passenger services to over 270 destinations via Istanbul Airport as well as secondary hubs at Esenboga International Airport and Adnan Menderes International Airport. Turkish Cargo is a freight division of the carrier, operating services to over 100 countries across its network. The carrier transferred its hub operations from Ataturk Airport to the new Istanbul Airport under a phased programme completed in mid-2019. Turkish Airlines is also a member of the Star Alliance.

GLOBAL RANKING (as at 06-Jul-2020)

NETWORK MAP (as at 06-Jul-2020)

DESTINATIONS (as at 06-Jul-2020)

ANNUAL PASSENGER TRAFFIC (2011 – 2020YTD)

CAPACITY SNAPSHOT (versus same week last year)

ANNUAL CAPACITY (2012-2020*)(NOTE:The values for this year are at least partly predictive up to 6 months and may be subject to change)

WEEKLY DOMESTIC CAPACITY (2017 – 2020*)(NOTE:The values for this year are at least partly predictive up to 6 months and may be subject to change)

WEEKLY INTERNATIONAL CAPACITY (2017 – 2020*)(NOTE:The values for this year are at least partly predictive up to 6 months and may be subject to change)

CAPACITY SPLIT BETWEEN DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS (w/c 06-Jul-2020)

LARGEST NETWORK POINT (w/c 06-Jul-2020)

BUSIEST DOMESTIC ROUTES BY CAPACITY (w/c 06-Jul-2020)

LARGEST INTERNATIONAL MARKETS BY COUNTRY (w/c 06-Jul-2020)

BUSIEST INTERNATIONAL ROUTES BY CAPACITY (w/c 06-Jul-2020)

DEPARTING SYSTEM SEATS BY CLASS (w/c 06-Jul-2020)

AVERAGE FLIGHT LENGTH (w/c 06-Jul-2020)

FLEET SUMMARY (as at 06-Jul-2020)

AVERAGE FLEET AGE (as at 06-Jul-2020)

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