Airlines

THY targets double-digit growth this year, says executive

Turkish Airlines (THY) aims to achieve double-digit growth rates this year and in 2023, the chairman of the company's board and the executive committee has said.

"We are working hard to meet strong demand for domestic and international flights," Ahmet Bolat told reporters on a flight that marked the launch of the flag carrier's flights to Seattle.

Istanbul Airport second busiest in Europe

Istanbul Airport has been ranked as the second busiest airport in Europe, with 1,247 daily flights between June 2 and June 8, according to data from Eurocontrol.

Flights at Istanbul Airport increased by 2 percent (19) from the previous week. Traffic at the airport mostly comprised of flights by Turkish Airlines, IndiGo and Red Wings, the agency said.

No Refund: How Greece Made Passengers Pay to Keep Airlines Alive

"I was asking questions and I was not getting any answer," she said. "I could have taken legal action against the company like others did, but I didn't want to get into this process."

"Any company would prefer to keep hold of our money until it recovers, but the way they communicated it was very misleading; they did it in an authoritarian way," Bakali told BIRN.

UK airlines under fire for jubilee and summer getaway chaos

Britain's airports are coming under fire for failing to prepare for this week's jubilee getaway and the busy summer season, as passengers face long delays and cancelled flights.    

"The U.K.'s airports are in crisis because thousands of jobs have been slashed," Sharon Graham, head of the country's biggest trade union Unite, said on June 1.    

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