Turkish Airlines becomes assocoriate member of IATP
Turkish Airlines (THY) will benefit greatly from becoming an associate member of the International Airlines Technical Pool (IATP), said the airline's CEO Temel Kotil yesterday. Representatives of 108 airways and 150 countries are attending the 102nd IATP Conference at the Polat Renaissance Hotel in Istanbul this week. Kotil said under the agreement airlines will assist each other technically as well as in training, maintenance and spare parts. Kotil said THY has been boosting its service quality. "We aim to reach 31 million passengers by the end of the year," he said. The IATP is a convention of over 100 member airlines. In the spirit of cooperation, members of the aviation industry gather twice yearly to discuss the sharing of resources and ways to cut costs while improving operating efficiency.