Welcome Letter

Dear Guests,
We’re happy to welcome you on another safe and comfortable flight at the end of which you’ll be uniting with your loved ones. Together, we share the excitement of exploring the world.
Welcome on board!
Highest Occupancy Rate
As the airline that flies to more countries than any other in the world, we are making 2018 the year of records for our company. The occupancy rate of 85.6% in August was the highest of all previous Augusts in our corporate history. In addition, we also broke new records in terms of the occupancy rate for the first eight months of the year. We owe these achievements to the fact that you’ve been choosing to fly with us. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests and my colleagues.
The Opening of Istanbul New Airport
As Turkish Airlines, we’ll be crowning our momentum of growth of the past 15 years by moving to our new home at Istanbul New Airport. We operated our first test flight to this airport as part of the TEKNOFEST events which endear aviation to youth. We’re very excited about the day we’ll welcome you with our renewed brand identity at our new home at Istanbul Airport, which will transform Istanbul into one of the world’s most prominent aviation hubs.
Istanbul Airshow
Held in September for the twelfth time, Istanbul Airshow presented the latest developments of the industry to aviation enthusiasts. Having displayed various air vehicles and new technologies, the fair also hosted a number of events, each more interesting than the other. We’re happy to have sponsored this event, which greatly contributes to the advancement of civil aviation, as the airline that flies to more countries than any other in the world.
On October 29, when we’ll be celebrating Republic Day in Turkey, we’ll be taking another step towards our 2023 goals with the opening of Istanbul New Airport. I’d like to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the Republic, which was founded and entrusted to us by Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his comrades with great sacrifice, and wish eternal peace for the distinguished martyrs of our fight for independence.
Have a pleasant flight!

Bilal Ekşi
Deputy Chairman and CEO




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