Interview: Turkish Airlines Chairman Dr. Ahmet Bolat

DALLAS – Turkish Airlines (TK), like the Bosporus, represents a dynamic gateway connecting east and west, bridging continents and cultures around the world.

The airline took to the skies as the State Airlines Administration on May 20, 1933. Fesan Evrensev, Turkey’s first aviator and chief executive, led the nascent carrier with just 30 personnel and five planes.

The Turkish flag carrier flew its maiden overseas flight from Istanbul to Athens in 1947. In 1951, the airline expanded its fleet to 33 aircraft and began flying to additional locations including Nicosia, Beirut, and Cairo. In 1955, the carrier took the name Turkish Airlines read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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