Turkish Airlines Chairman Candan Karlitekin told ATWOnline in Istanbul that despite the weak economic environment, THY is projecting growth in 2009 resulting in 26 million passengers plus an additional 5 million from its SunExpress subsidiary. THY transported some 23.5 million last year. "There is a shockwave coming from the West. The crisis in aviation has plus and minus sides. We feel we are on the upper side," Karlitekin said. But the airline is not immune to the downturn, which has ...

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