The airline operates double daily flights from Dublin to Istanbul and has just announced a special promotional fare of €199 for these flights.
Hasan Mutlu, General Manager Ireland, Turkish Airlines
During the first half of the year, Turkish Airlines managed to increase net operating profit up from US$17 million to US$258 million, due to the increasing demand and unit revenues despite the increasing fuel prices.
In the first half of the year, EBITDAR (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortisation and rent), which is used as a cash generation indicator, stood at US$1.28 billion, with a 38% increase. EBITDAR margin improved by 1.5 percentage points to 21.5%. This value is the highest first-half EBITDAR value that Turkish Airlines, which continues to be one of the most profitable airlines in the sector, has so far achieved.
Turkish Airlines B737-900ER Business Class
During the first half of the year, total load factor climbed 4.3 percentage points to 80.4%, recording the highest load factor in Turkish Airlines history for the first half. During the same period, increases in total number of passengers carried, capacity (available seat kilometre) and demand (revenue per kilometre) were 18%, 9% and 16% respectively over the same period of last year. Turkish Airlines carried more than 35 million passengers during this period. According to International Air Transport Association first-five-month figures, the global aviation sector realised capacity growth of 6% and demand growth of 7%.
Turkish Airlines, which continues to strengthen its identity as a leading global airline with its ever-expanding flight network and the implementation of other significant investments, currently operates flights to 49 domestic and 255 international destinations, a total of 304 destinations in 122 countries, along with Freetown, Samarkand, Krasnodar and Moroni, which have launched within this year.
The fleet of Turkish Airlines, one of the youngest and most modern in the world, operates a total of 325 aircraft, comprising 215 narrow body, 92 wide body and 18 cargo aircraft, as of today. Investing in the most advanced and environmentally friendly new generation aircraft, Turkish Airlines aims to reach a fleet of 500 aircraft by 2023.
Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.