Talk about taking the world by storm, well Turkish Airlines is certainly causing a storm in Europe. The airline has been almost constantly in airline news for several years now as it adds more new routes than any other airline over any period you wish to measure.
Thanks to its incredible driving performance Istanbul's two airports are not only the fastest growing in Europe but are the only ones in the top 30 to see more than a 10% increase in seat-capacity this summer according to airline news agency Anna.Aero.
Towering high in the Anna.Aero chart (see below) is Istanbul Sabiha Gocken with seat capacity up more than 30% this summer. By less of a deficit Istanbul Ankara is still easily distinguished in second place with a growth of almost 15%. Moscow comes in 3rd with growth of 9%, followed by Oslo (+7.4%) and Stockholm Arlanda (+6.5%).
Turkish airlines was recently crowned Europe's fastest growing airline in terms of the number of new routes it has added and is set to add in the near future, and with Istanbul set to see a third airport, which in itself will be one of the world's largest, Turkey is set to stay a dominant force on the international aviation scene for the foreseeable future.