THY Turkish Airlines CEO Temel Kotil told ATWOnline he is confident the carrier will maintain the profitability reached in the first nine months of the current fiscal year (ATWOnline, Nov. 29), which included a net margin of 5% and an EDITBAR margin of 19%, despite a plan to increase seat capacity 30% by 2008. "This is a good margin for a European operator," Kotil said. "As a matter of fact, it's among the best of the AEA members." He added that THY intends to pursue its present ...

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