Turkish Airlines A340-300 at Istanbul. By Rob Finlayson Turkish Airlines (TK) needs a bigger airport and hopes the new Istanbul airport will be built by 2016. CEO Temel Kotil told ATW in Istanbul that TK’s hub at Istanbul Ataturk, which handles about 32.9 million passengers per year, is too small and has hindered the carrier’s growth strategy. Kotil said TK already occupies “75% of the airport capacity” but it also wants to other carriers to be ...

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