Low-profile but profitable, Turkish Airlines is on a roll with an order for 51 new aircraft and plans to build a new $350 million technical base (see box, p. 42), soaring on the winds of a robust economy and rising demand for leisure and business travel. Earnings are at record highs and passenger traffic was up 26% in the first half of the current year. This success is occurring against a backdrop of increased competition from private Turkish carriers led by Onur Air, Fly Air and Atlasjet ...

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