Turkish Airlines CEO Temel Kotil told ATWOnline this week that the growing carrier is "ready for tough competition" and that its phase of organic growth is over, saying, "We need to acquire other carriers." Falling demand and high fuel prices have helped contribute to a more competitive landscape, but Kotil said THY has "learned to cut every cost" while improving quality. It reported a 219% year-over-year increase in first-half profit to $208 million (ATWOnline, Sept. 1). "Now we have our ...

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