Turkish-German airline company revenues up 34 pct in 2008

A Turkish-German airline company raised its revenues in 2008.

Turkish-German airline company revenues up 34 pct in 2008

A Turkish-German airline company raised its revenues in 2008.

The revenues of Sunexpress Airlines, a Turkish-German joint venture, was up 34 percent in 2008 over 2007, a senior official of the company said on Wednesday.

"Our revenues climbed from 304 to 406 million Euro in 2008, over 2007," director general Paul Schwaiger said in a meeting in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

The director general said that the number of the company's domestic flight passengers was also up 104 percent in 2008, over 2007.

The airline company carried almost 1.5 million domestic passengers in 2008, and this figure was up 22 percent in international flights.

"We carried 2.7 million people in our international flights," he said.

Also, Haci Say, the deputy director of the company, forecast 5.3 million passengers and 450 million Euro revenues in 2009.

Say also said that Sunexpress was planning to employ 150 more people.

Sunexpress was established by German airline company Luftansa and Turkish Airlines in 1989, and started to serve Turkish tourism with charter flights.

It first flew from German city of Frankfurt to the Turkish city of Antalya in 1990.

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Last Mod: 11 Şubat 2009, 15:05
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