This is the season when we experience the satisfaction of leaving behind another year of happiness and hardship and the excitement of welcoming the new year. The year 2003 was a difficult one for airline companies. But thanks to the measures it took in the first nine months, Turkish Airlines managed to make a profit of TL 200 trillion. There is no doubt that the support of you, our esteemed passengers, and the self-sacrificing efforts of our employees had a large share in that success.
The start of every new year is a time for taking another look at targets and at the plans laid for achieving those targets. As a giant corporation with an annual turnover of 1.5 billion dollars, Turkish Airlines’ goal is ambitious: to become one of Europe’s top three airlines by 2010. We have outlined the appropriate strategies and are realizing our goal in stages.