Turkish Airlines CEO Kotil Resigns

October 21, 2016

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Turkish Airlines chief executive Temel Kotil has resigned from the company to join Turkish Aerospace Industries.

Kotil said that when he started as General Manager in 2005 "Turkish Airlines was an airline that flew to 102 destinations, operated 2,000 weekly flights, carried 12 million passengers per year, and had a fleet of 73 aircraft. We ranked 40th in the world’s biggest airline companies; now, we rank 10th," Anadolu news agency reported him as saying.

Reuters said Bilal Eksi, head of Turkey's civil aviation authority will take over as chief executive.

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