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Turkish Airlines plans more China flights

TURKISH Airlines plans to launch more direct flights between China and Turkey, and is likely to fly out of Guangzhou, capital of southern China's Guangdong Province, according to its CEO Temel Kotil.

Europe's fourth-largest carrier is waiting for agreements between the two countries to grant airlines more routes.

"Turkish Airlines raised capacity by 21 percent last year and plans to spend US$3 billion in buying 105 new aircraft to develop more markets, especially China," said Temel in an interview with Shanghai Daily.

The carrier also hopes that it can run direct cargo routes to link Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou with Istanbul on confidence that trade between the two countries will keep growing.

Trade volume between China and Turkey reached US$12.5 billion last year, rising 7 percent on a yearly basis despite the global economic recession.

By the end of March, China and Turkey had signed economic cooperation agreements worth of US$5.2 billion, and Turkish companies had invested US$103 million in 261 projects in China, according to the General Administration of Customs of China.

Turkish Airlines recently signed a deal with Asiana Airlines to run codeshare routes in Asia, including China.


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