Turkish Airlines has outlined a series of strategic targets for the next decade, including the doubling of the carrier’s fleet.
The airline has set a target of expanding its fleet to over 800 aircraft by 2033 – when it will celebrate its centenary – up from around 400 aircraft now.
This compares to the current fleet of American Airlines (the largest airline worldwide by aircraft numbers) of around 930 planes – British Airways (excluding its CityFlyer subsidiary) currently has a fleet of around 260 aircraft.
Similarly Turkish wants to serve 170 million passengers per year by 2033, compared to the forecast 85 million in 2023, with a network of more than 400 destinations.
The carrier is targeting consolidated revenue of over $50 billion by 2033, contributing $140 billion of added value to Turkey’s economy by the same year.
Turkey’s flag carrier also wants to establish the low-cost AnadoluJet as a separate subsidiary, reaching a fleet of 200 aircraft by 2033, compared to around 70 today.
Turkish Airlines is by far the largest airline at Istanbul airport – which opened in April 2019 and was the seventh busiest airport worldwide and Europe’s busiest last year.