With European economy in a bad state and the aviation industry struggling to cope, it is a marvel that Turkish Airlines has not only survived the storm, it has grown and emerged better for it. There’s something very charming about the story of this airline because it almost feels like the story of an underdog.
However, Turkish Airlines of today is anything but an underdog.
Ever since Turkish Airlines started in 1933, it has faced many problems. It began as a part of the Ministry of National Defence with only five aircrafts to its name. For a few years, it ran several domestic routes, never really intending to expand beyond that.