|Quoting skybird77 (Reply 199):|
I think it's great we may have TK again. What is different this time that will make them succeed at MIA?
is a whole different animal now with a much improved product, excellent connectivity and Star Alliance membership. In 2003, TK
carried 10.4 million passengers and served 103 destinations with 65 aircraft. In 2013, the airline carried 48.3 million passengers and served 243 destinations with 233 aircraft. This has contributed to average annual passenger traffic growth of 14.4% at IST
between 2002 and 2014. In 2014, IST
handled 57.0 million passengers (13th in the world) vs. 11.4 million in 2002.
This chart below from CAPA highlights TK
's fleet growth:
This is another interesting chart from CAPA which TK
used in a 2013 presentation. It shows the shift in the global economic center of gravity eastwards, with Airbus cited as a source.