Star Alliance CEO Jaan Albrecht called Turkish Airlines a "rising star" but a more appropriate metaphor might be a bridge--one that connects Europe to the Middle East and Asia and offers access to a vibrant tourist destination and a growing economy in which a scant 5% of 70 million people fly commercially. Throw in THY's ambition to become a major network carrier with global reach and the result was Saturday's lavish ceremony just off Taksim Square in Istanbul in which Turkish officially ...

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