Turkish Airlines welcomes Muslim travellers to spend Ramadan in Istanbul

- A Monitor Desk Report Date: 18 March, 2023
Turkish Airlines welcomes Muslim travellers to spend Ramadan in Istanbul

Dhaka: In an effort to revive Turkey’s tourism following two major earthquakes in the country’s southeast region, Turkish Airlines welcomes Muslim travellers to spend Ramadan in Istanbul with a new campaign.

The new initiative aims to attract Muslim travellers from Far East countries to Istanbul with the "Spend Ramadan in Istanbul" package programme, Turkis Airlines Chairperson Ahmet Bolat said.

Bolat added that Turkish Airlines has already offered new projects, with plans to launch the Ramadan package programme in late March in Hong Kong, the Philippines and Indonesia.

He further said that the airline is now the network carrier offering the most international seat capacity in the world for 2022. In addition, he revealed that the airline had achieved record success by connecting the world through flights to 342 destinations in 129 countries, utilising a modern fleet of 400 aircraft.

Bolat also noted that the airline had added eight more destinations in 2022, including Seattle, Cebu and Bergamo, bringing the total number of international routes to 289.

Turkish Airlines’ fleet boasts 267 narrow-body, 111 wide-body and 22 cargo planes, all of which are among the youngest in the world.

Bolat further claimed Turkish Airlines increased its passenger revenue by 28 per cent compared to 2019, reaching USD 14.3 billion, and saw a significant increase in cargo revenue by 121 per cent, totaling USD 3.7 billion.

In 2022, THY’s total revenue reached a historical high of USD 18.4 billion.

Despite the increasing cost pressure due to high oil prices and global inflation, THY has achieved an operating profit of approximately USD 2.8 billion. After including investment and financing activities, the airline’s net profit for 2022 was recorded at USD 2.7 billion.

THY has also become the world’s most valuable airline, with a market value of USD 10.4 billion, showing an increase of 400 per cent in dollar terms from the previous year. This feat has propelled the airline to become the 10th largest airline globally.

Turkish Airlines has seen exceptional growth of 617 per cent since the start of 2022, outperforming the BIST-100.

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