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  1. July 9, 2014

    Lufthansa considers launching low-cost long-haul service

    Lufthansa is considering setting up a no-frills long-haul airline as part of a strategic overhaul to head off competition...

  2. January 19, 2014

    Turkish Airlines: location, location, location

    Betwixt and between usually means so-so. Not in the airline world. By capitalising on their “crossroads” base and wide...

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  1. November 27, 2013

    Turkish businesses build global reputations

    Selling everything from chocolates in China to fridges in Africa or fashion in Europe, Turks have set up shop somewhere near...

  2. November 25, 2013

    Mideast airlines race to African high-yield skies

    Middle Eastern airlines’ readiness to facilitate increasing travel between China and sub-Saharan Africa is easy to...

  3. November 14, 2013

    Turkish Airlines experiences rapid expansion

    It has been quite a decade for Turkish Airlines. In 2003, the carrier, still a relative unknown, flew 65 aircraft, racked up...

  4. September 26, 2013

    Arab upheaval and European introversion leave Turkey in limbo

    For years, the overarching question about Turkey was whether the country would become more at home in the Middle East or...

  5. September 19, 2013

    Lot chief Sebastian Mikosz plans quick turnround

    An enormous picture of tattooed former boxer Mike Tyson glowering from the tail fin of a Lot airliner shows that something...

  6. July 8, 2013

    Manchester Utd scores first deal in Russia with Aeroflot tie-up

    Manchester United has signed its first commercial deal in Russia, agreeing a multi-year contract with Aeroflot to make the...

  7. June 16, 2013

    Consolidation: Concentration of carriers puts collapse on Europe agenda

    For investors in US airlines, a near-decade of consolidation is starting to bring tangible benefits. Last month, Delta Air...

  8. June 5, 2013

    Battle builds to discard bad habits of the past

    James Dutton has picked a change of location for his first fight since retiring from the British army. Having served at the...

  9. May 29, 2013

    Alcohol laws spark renewed religious debate in Turkey

    Sipping an afternoon beer at a table outside a restaurant in the heart of Istanbul, Boran, an advertising executive, reckons...

  10. May 13, 2013

    Turkish Airlines CEO Temel Kotil denies board tensions

    Turkish Airlines, the fast-growing carrier, on Monday denied it was suffering from a crisis involving boardroom tensions but...

  11. May 9, 2013

    Africa: Companies no longer content to rely on traditional ties with west

    Feyruz Ridvanogullari marvels at the number. “There are 70,000 hairdressers in Lagos,” he says. “So imagine how much...

  12. May 9, 2013

    Silk roads lead to Turkey’s resurgent power

    Gazing at the container ships heading down the Bosphorus, Sani Sener reflects a little on the Turkish trading spirit. “We...

  13. May 3, 2013

    Group successfully bids more than €22bn to build Istanbul airport

    A consortium of Turkish companies has successfully bid more than €22bn for the right to equip Istanbul with one of the...

  14. May 3, 2013

    Air France-KLM operating losses exceed forecasts to hit €530m

    Air France-KLM on Friday reported a worse than expected operating loss for the first quarter of 2013, although it was able...

  15. April 26, 2013

    Pegasus Airlines listing takes to air

    Shares in Pegasus Airlines, Turkey’s answer to Europe’s low-cost carriers, made their trading debut on Friday, in the latest...

  16. April 9, 2013

    Turkish Airlines to buy 70 Boeing jets

    Turkish Airlines has followed its March order for 82 Airbus jets with a deal to buy 70 single-aisle aircraft from Boeing,...

  17. April 1, 2013

    Norwegian airline counts on Asian tourists

    Norwegian Air Shuttle, Europe’s third-biggest budget airline by revenues, is counting on growing numbers of Asian tourists...

  18. beyondbrics

    March 21, 2013

    Pegasus, Turkish budget airline, prepares to go public

    Airlines may not have been the best performing stocks over the past few years but they can still generate excitement if they...

  19. March 15, 2013

    Turkish Airlines orders 82 Airbus jets

    Turkish Airlines has underlined the rapid growth that has made it the carrier flying to more countries than any other by...

  20. February 26, 2013

    Fraport eye’s Turkey’s airport hub plan

    No other project captures the global scale of Turkey’s ambition quite like its plans for a gigantic new airport on the Black...

  21. January 23, 2013

    Turkey seeks to build six-runway airport

    Turkey has set out plans to build one of the world’s biggest airports, at a cost of more than $5bn, as it steps up its...

  22. January 6, 2013

    Turkey flexes economic muscle in Africa

    Selim Bora had never been south of the Sahara before the call came to design and build the conference centre for an African...

  23. December 18, 2012

    Pegasus to buy up to 100 Airbus aircraft

    Pegasus Airlines, Turkey’s second-biggest carrier, is to buy up to 100 Airbus aircraft, in what it says is the biggest...

  24. beyondbrics

    December 12, 2012

    Poland's Lot: will fly for handouts

    The bottomless money pit that is Lot Polish Airlines is asking for yet another handout – this time 400m zlotys ($127m), but...

  25. December 4, 2012

    Lufthansa rises on Turkish tie-up talk

    Speculation about a possible deal between Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa prompted investors to buy into the German flag...

  26. November 19, 2012

    Lufthansa in talks with Turkish Airlines

    Lufthansa is holding talks with fast-growing Turkish Airlines about the two companies deepening their co-operation, in a...

  27. November 11, 2012

    On-board chef

    Enver Emre Arman, Turkish Airlines I fly between three and five long-distance flights per month. My job is to prepare food...

  28. October 8, 2012

    Turkish Airlines steps up expansions

    Turkish Airlines has stepped up the expansion that has made its network one of the most extensive in the world by announcing...

  29. beyondbrics

    August 31, 2012

    Turkey: teeing up the big sports events

    Turkey is seeking to become a regional and even global power, through diplomatic and commercial ambitions focused on the...

  30. beyondbrics

    June 21, 2012

    Corporate watch: Pegasus gallops away

    Ali Sabanci loves the gleaming Honda motorbike he has parked inside his office: it’s a 40th birthday gift that adds a touch...

  31. June 4, 2012

    Turkish Airlines drops bid for Lot

    Lot Polish Airlines is trying to find another potential buyer after Turkish Airlines announced that it was backing away from...

  32. May 27, 2012

    Turkish Airlines in growth push

    The chief executive of Turkish Airlines has set out a goal of building the biggest network of destinations despite grumbles...

  33. March 12, 2012

    Aéroports de Paris acquires Turkish airport operator stake

    A new alliance between Aéroports de Paris and TAV, the Turkish airports operator, will aim to expand in Russia, Central Asia...

  34. March 12, 2012

    Aéroports de Paris/TAV: talking Turkey

    Airlines are merging; why can’t airports? At least the latter are doing so from a position of strength. The acquisition by...

  35. beyondbrics

    March 12, 2012

    Turkish airports in $874m deal

    Aeroports de Paris, the state-controlled group which owns the 14 airports in France’s capital, has agreed to buy a 38 per...

  36. January 23, 2012

    Turkish Airlines eyes Lot purchase

    Shares in Turkish Airlines (Turk Hava Yollari) rose on Monday after the group said it was looking at buying Lot, but some...

  37. beyondbrics

    January 23, 2012

    Poland's Lot gets Turkish interest

    It looks like Lot, the Polish state-owned airline, may finally enter private hands. Magdalena Kobos, a spokeswoman from the...

  38. December 20, 2011

    Turkey and France step up row on ‘genocide’

    France has warned Turkey against any commercial reprisals in an escalating dispute over a French bid to make it a crime to...

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