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The Oversimplified Case For Turkish Aviation

The Oversimplified Case For Turkish Aviation

On July 8, 2013 Eurocontrol (the “European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation”) released its 2035 forecast. What jumped out at us was page 3’s Figure 1, showing the expected annual growth rates for IFR movements – a good substitute for changes in passenger traffic. Other than three countries with markets so small that they are starting almost from zero (relatively speaking), Eurocontrol predicts that Turkey will see the region’s highest growth rate over the next 20 years.

We are inclined to agree. We go into a little more detail in an Oversimplified Case for Turkish Aviation on our Case Study page if you want to read more. To summarize it, though, Turkey seems poised to benefit from a combination of:

  • geopolitics
  • location
  • airline network strategies

We also happened to be in Turkey last week (quite coincidentally), and recorded this impromptu video on the future of Turkish aviation before flying out of Bodrum (BJV) July 5. Sometimes, the aviation gods smile on blog posts’ timing.

Let us know what you think.

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