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Turkey’s LCC market - Turkey: Travel demand continues to grow, albeit at a slower rate


With a population of 72 million and rapid GDP growth, Turkey’s air travel demand continues to increase. Between 2002 and 2007, total air traffic has grown 76.1%, although year-on-year traffic growth has declined to 9.8% year-on-year between 2007 and 2008. [1502 words]

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  • Domestic growth particularly strong, spurred by continued LCC expansion
  • SunExpress targeting new revenue/traffic record in 2008
  • 2008 a year of "strategic growth" for SunExpress
  • SunExpress to acquire a further three B737-800s
  • Pegasus fleet to keep on growing; aims to have largest fleet of any private airline in Turkey
  • Network to grow accordingly; increasing London frequency
  • Fleet growth in the Turkey market to continue, despite lull in 2007

Graphs and data:

  • Trend in Turkey air traffic growth (domestic, international and transit traffic): 2002 to 2007
  • Trend in Turkey passengers growth (domestic and international passengers): 2002 to 2007
  • Turkey domestic passenger numbers: domestic vs international passengers
  • Top ten Turkish domestic routes by seats per week as % of total: Week commencing 08-Dec-08
  • Seat capacity in Turkey: 2002 to 2007
  • Number of operators in Turkey: 2002 to 2007
  • SunExpress financial/traffic highlights for the nine months ended 30-Sep-08
  • SunExpress financial/traffic highlights for Sep-08
  • Turkey domestic capacity breakdown by carrier (seats per week as % of total): Week commencing 08-Dec-08)
  • Pegasus Airlines fleet plan: 2009 to 2012: as at Dec-08
  • Turkey international capacity share by carrier (seats per week as % of total): Week commencing 08-Dec-08
  • Pegasus Airlines domestic network: Nov-08
  • Pegasus Airlines international network: Nov-08
  • Number of aircraft in Turkey: 2002 to 2007
  • Turkish airline fleet additions: 2008 to 2014
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