THY to launch 2 new routes to Kazakhstan

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 28.01.2020 18:22
In this file photo a Turkish Airlines Airbus A321-200 plane seen taking off from the city's new Istanbul Airport. April 6, 2019. Reuters Photo
In this file photo a Turkish Airlines Airbus A321-200 plane seen taking off from the city's new Istanbul Airport. April 6, 2019. (Reuters Photo)

Turkey's flag carrier Turkish airlines has expanded its flight network to Central Asia to include new scheduled flights to Kazakhstan's Aktau and Atyrau provinces.

The national flag carrier informed the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) about new routes in a statement on Tuesday that read: "The Incorporation has decided to start operating scheduled flights, based on market conditions, to Aktau and Atyrau of Kazakhstan."

The airliner will also conduct new flights to Malabu, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, Japan's Haneda, the U.S.'s Newark and Canada's Vancouver this year.

The company aims to transit nearly 80 million passengers, 31 million domestic and 46 million international, with a consolidated sales revenue of nearly $15 billion. It accompanied over 74.3 million passengers to various destinations in 2019 alone.

The flag carrier expects a passenger load factor of 81-82% while seeing an 8.5-10% rise in total available seat kilometers (ASK).

"Capacity (ASK) increase is expected to rise by 7% in Turkey, 7% in the Middle East, 2% in Europe, 17% in the Far East, 16% in the Americas and 10% in Africa," the company said earlier.

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