Pakistan aviation industry has huge potential:Tuncay Eminoglu

Istanbul(Zahid Hussain Karani)Tuncay Eminoglu Vice President Sales (Asia and Far East) has said he takes competition as a challenge and not a threat. He said he has already visited the new airport of Islamabad and found it in commensurate with the present day aviation needs.He further said Pakistan aviation industry is vibrant and has huge potential adding Pakistani visitors especially traveling to Saudi Arabia and transiting thru Istanbul are provided with best facilities with a view to making their transit comfortable

Tuncay Eminoglu expressed these views while talking to a delegation of media from Pakistan who met him in his office in Istanbul and during an interview with Diplomatic News Agency (DNA) and CENTRELINE journal.He said passengers traveling to USA can stay one night at Istanbul free of charge. Likewise passengers having 12 hours transit time are also provided with free of charge accommodation.To question about introducing new aircraft on Islamabad-Istanbul route, the vice president said the decision to replace aircraft, by and large depends, on the business activity on the particular route and aircraft availability as well.Tuncay Eminoglu while giving a brief history of the carrier, said when Turkish Airlines started its journey back in 1933 it had only five aircraft flying to four destinations in one country. Eighty-six years down the line, the airline has now more international destinations than any other in the world, covering 314 destinations, 311 cities in 124 countries.“In 2023, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic, our target is to reach 120 million passengers, earn $30 billion in revenue and add more than 500 fleets.” In the past 10 years or so, Turkish Airlines has increased its service quality, he said. Some 10 million passengers were carried in 2003, and this figure rose to 48 million in 2013.Turkish Airlines, which recently moved its airport from Ataturk to Istanbul, will begin flying cargo planes to Addis Ababa. Turkish Ailines flies to 56 African destinations which is the second highest next to Ethiopian and their desire to increase their market in Africa even further. He said Africa remains the priority for Turkish Airlines, as the air carrier expands to all four corners of the world. They said that aviation would continue growing in the future and Turkish would grow more than the global trend.As of April 6 the airlines began using the newly built ultra modern Istanbul Airport replacing their older hub at Ataturk Airport. Once completed in 2027, the Istanbul airport is expected to be the busiest airport in the world with six runways and four terminals that can accommodate 200 million passengers a year.Tuncay Eminoglu further said they have gone from 162 planes and 3 million passengers in 2003 to 515 aircraft and 30 million passengers in 2019. In the decade between 2008 and 2019 they experienced a passenger growth rate of 12.8 percent, three times the world’s average.By 2023 Turkish hopes to serve 140 million passengers. Currently, according to 2017 International Air Transport Association (IATA) statistics the Airline serves the 17th highest number of flyers in the world but according to Eminoglu, by 2032 they expect to be in the top ten. The IATA forecasted in 2018, that China, the US, India and Indonesia would be the fastest growing countries in terms of passengers.Turkey is rapidly transporting more passengers and cargo so the new airport will be able to serve the highest number of passengers in the world, park 500 planes, feature 500 check-in points and accommodate 143 boarding bridges. The 700,000sqm airport will also have the largest maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) in the world.At the new airport the aviation firm manages three run ways and they expect to serve 90 million passengers this year and carry 2.5 million tons of cargo. The project has three phases and each phase will increase cargo capacity by 5.5 million tons. By the end of the project the number of passengers would double to 200 million. He said by 2025, the aviation sector will contribute 4.9 percent to the GDP and 225,000 jobs. When the airport is finished it will have six runways and four terminals.

New Istanbul Airport will be a game changer in 2023

Karachi:  Mr. TUNCAY Eminoglu, Vice President Sales (Asia & Far East) talking to group of senior journalists.
Mr. MUSTAFA Dogan, VP Sales (America, UK, and Ireland) also present on the Occasion.

Karachi(Cliff News)The new Istanbul airport will be a game changer in the World after completion in 2023, and Turkish Airlines will be the largest fleet in the world, THY is serving 124 Countries, 311 Cities and 314 destinations, we are 4th largest network in the world”, this was stated by Mr. TUNCAYEminoglu, Vice President Sales (Asia & Far East), while talking to senior journalists at Turkish Airlines office.Mr. MUSTAFADogan, VP Sales (America, UK, and Ireland) and Mr. AghaAhmed Hussain, Sales manager, were also present on the Occasion.Tuncay said Turkish Airlines expected 120 million passenger, 30 Billion USD revenue and more than 500 fleet by 2023, we are always working in development of Aviation sector and it is expected that Asia Pacific will 

have highest air traffic in 2037, with expansion of Asia Pacific region’s high volume the traffic passing through Istanbul will go up by 2.2 times in next 20 years,potential market shows traffic between connected markets based on 
geographical position of Turkish Airlines in hub, Turkish Airlines was in 15th place in 2018 with available seats, we expect that Turkish Airlines will be in 10th place in 2023.The Vice President said that THY also contribute to development of economy and tourism work,growth level in air travel traffic is higher than GDP growth, Turkey’s yearly total tourist numbers are increasing, and is expected to reach 60 million tourist in 2023.“We are focusing in our fleet development, we ordered 211 aircraft and now Turkish Airlines is ranked 10th largest fleet in the world”. He further added the global aviation industry is growing, aviation in Turkey is expected to grow faster, till now in 2019 THY have served 167 million passengers and we have targeted it to reach to 240 million by 2023, he said that Turkey ranked 17th in 2017 for the International and domestic passenger and it will be among the top 10 carried passenger number by year 2032. Answering a question he said that “completion of new Istanbul airport will provide 200 million people capacity in 76.5 km area, 6 runways and 4 terminal will work, it will be the biggest airport in the World, It will provide 225,000 
employment in 2025, in new airport there will be more than 500 check in points,143 boarding bridges, 500 aircraft parking positions, it will be World’s largest airport terminal under one roof, in new airport 5.5 million tonnes cargo capacity will be available, it will be world’s biggest cargo city, and World’s biggest MROCentre will be available”. Among the selected Hubs, Istanbul Ataturk airport is the largest connection providing airport because of Istanbul’s Geographical advantage, a natural hub, narrow body range capability to and from Istanbul, 
more than 40 percent of world wide International traffic, it is best at giving 
connectivity from World to over 60 national capitals, all of Europe, Middle East,Central Asia and North and East Africa, in terms of departure and landing.While concluding Mr.TUNCAY added that Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA
awarded Turkish Airlines ‘ Best Airlines Best in flight Catering award ‘ also, THY also does Sponsorship and Brand Ambassadorship for sports 
and others activities.

HITIT sets strong roots in Asia by opening office in Karachi

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Istanbul/Karachi(Cliff News)Hitit has set strong roots in Asia by opening a liaison office in Karachi (Pakistan) yesterday. The office opening ceremony took place exactly one year after Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Hitit signed their agreement to provide PIA with Hitit’s new generation Passenger Service System (PSS). Today Hitit is the leading provider of airline software in Pakistan with its two airline partners PIA and K2 Airways. Marking 25 years world over with its presence ın 17 countries, Hitit Karachi office declares its intention to strengthen its presence in Pakistan and Southern Asia.One year ago PIA and Hitit signed theirpartner agreement. After only five months the migration of PIA was completed and all the airlines reservations, inventory control, ticketing and check-in procedures, flight operations, scheduling, revenue management and accounting were processed by Hitit’s Crane solution suite.Attendees included Hitit Chief Delivery Officer Mr. Mert Gulcur, Consul General of Turkey Mr. Tolga Ucak, Consul General of Germany Mr. Eugen Wollfarth , Hitit CEO Ms. Nur Gokman, Chief Product Strategy Officer Ms. Semra Kandemir, Ms. Yasmin Hyder, Hitit Consultant Mr. Atilla Lise, Hitit Chief Marketing & Sales Officer Ms. Nevra Onursal Karaagac, Hitit Chief Finance Officer Ms. Sezer Ozmutlu, Mr. Amir Ali PIA Chief Technical Officer, PIA AVM Soban Nazir Syed, AVM Noor Abbas, Sohail Sajid, Mashood Tajwat – GM PR, Samir Nizami Senior PR Representative to name a few. The event also included a LIVE Turkish Classical Music Performance.“The close relationship between Pakistan and Turkey gains its strength from history”, said Nevra Onursal Karaagac, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Hitit. “We have strong ties due to shared history, common faith, mutual trust and cultural similarities”, Mrs Onursal Karaagac added in front of board members and employees from both companies and travel agents.Rumaisa Reem, CEO, Drape Events and official event managers of the Inaugural Gala said, “Hitit’s inaugural in Pakistan is a milestone event displaying the ever strengthening international relations between Pakistan and Turkey.“Hitit Computer Services, which was named one of the Top 5 PSS providers in the field of aviation and travel IT systems, provides services to a wide range of carriers from start-up airlines to hybrid and network airlines like FlyArystan, Pegasus Airlines, PIA and many more.


Hitit, established in 1994, is considered one of the top 5 global airline and travel IT solution providers in the world. Hitit’s brand “Crane” offers a comprehensive suite that serves flag carriers, low-cost and hybrid airlines, as well as ground-handling agencies with more than 65 million annual passengers. Hitit is a one stop shop for Software as a Service new generation airline IT solutions with modules geared towards every part of an airline’s business lifecycle. With a strong team of consultants and ever-changing progressive vision, Hitit is an industry leader in seamless integration, high performance implementation, and customer support. With multiple sales and distribution channel support and unlimited ancillary capabilities, Hitit’s solutions and services provide airlines with the ability to maximize profit and minimize costs.

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Mona J successfully attended a transformation of master class at Turkey

Mona j with Mounir

Karachi(Cliff News)Pakistan’s celebrity makeup artist and hair-stylist Mona Jamal of the famous Mona J Salon in Karachi, successfully attended a transformation master class by the well-known Hairstyling & Beauty Professional Mounir.The masterclass was based on the trending Ombre and Balayage technique women are craving for. The session comprised a hair demonstration on models introducing updated procedures and tips that were appreciated by all participants hailing from around the world.Mona J, who has been using this technique for some time now, is thrilled to have expanded her oeuvre with tips from one of the most influential makeup artists in the world. She said, “I attended the Master Class taught by Mounir in Turkey and found it absolutely amazing! Even as an experienced artist I still learned sooo much! I am now going to implement these techniques on my clients.Life, after all, is too short for boring hair!”

Turkish CG encouraging joint ventures to improve trade volume


Karachi(Cliff News)Consul General of Turkey Tolga Ucak has said that although Turkey and Pakistan have been enjoying excellent relations but the trade volume remains limited at around US$700 million so ‘we have to do more’ by increasing interaction and encouraging Joint Ventures between the business communities of the two brotherly countries.Any initiative by Karachi Chamber to enhance its linkages with Istanbul Chamber of Commerce would certainly be fully facilitated and supported by the Turkish Consulate in Karachi as it would certainly prove beneficial for the business communities of the two countries, he added while exchanging views at a meeting during his visit to Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI).President KCCI Junaid Esmail Makda, Senior Vice President Khurram Shahzad, Vice President Asif Sheikh Javaid, Chairman KCCI’s Sub-Committee for Diplomatic Mission Embassies Liaison Shamoon Zaki and Managing Committee Members attended the meeting.Terming Karachi as a ‘vibrant and active city’ where a lot of production was taking place and numerous services were being offered, Turkish CG advised the business community of Karachi to have more interaction with their counterparts in Turkey with a view to improve the existing trade volume, besides taking steps to promote tourism opportunities in both countries. The Envoy suggested that the Karachi Chamber should send a business delegation to Turkey to further explore trade and investment opportunities.He said that Business-to-Business and People-to-People contacts have to be promoted between the two countries whereas exchange of students must also be encouraged. “Turkish students, who usually go to western countries to learn English, can visit Pakistan study good English at some of the finest Colleges and Universities in the country”, he added.To promote tourism opportunities in Pakistan, he advised Pakistani travel agents and tour operators to open their offices in Turkey so that Turkish tourists could be acquainted about huge tourism opportunities across Pakistan.Tolga Ucak informed that new office for Turkish Consulate in Karachi was being established on an area of 8,000 sq. yards near Chinese Consulate where more facilities will be provided along with induction of additional staff to facilitate the visitors and visa applicants.Earlier, President KCCI Junaid Esmail Makda, in his welcome remarks, briefed the Turkish CG about KCCI which is the premier and largest trade body of the country with a strong membership base of more than 55,000 direct and indirect members while around 500,000 plus taxpayers also fall under KCCI’s ambit through its member firms.He said that the Karachi Chamber, which remains actively engaged in raising voice for resolving the issues being faced by the business and industrial community, alsoacts as a bridge between, Foreign Missions, government, law enforcement agencies, SMEs, small traders & industrialists of Karachi.Referring to President Dr. Arif Alvi’s recent visit to Turkey, President KCCI said that Pakistan and Turkey have been enjoying excellent ties at the government-to-government level but unfortunately the same was not depicting at the lower level as the bonds between the business communities of the two countries were not satisfactory which requires collective efforts from both sides.He said that despite having good brotherly relations, it was a matter of concern that no Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA), Free Trade Agreement (FTA) or any other agreement exist between Pakistan and Turkey. “It was really necessary to have such an agreement, particularly the FTA which has already been negotiated from time to time and it was heartening to note that President Arif Alvi during his visit to the launching ceremony of 16th My Karachi Exhibition, also hinted that Pakistan-Turkey FTA will be inked soon which the business community would warmly welcome as it would surely give a big boost to the existing trade ties between the two brotherly countries”, he added.Expressing concerns over limited trade volume between the two countries, Junaid Makda stressed the need for making collective efforts and exploring new avenues for trade enhancement. “To improve trade and investment ties, the Karachi Chamber is keen to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Istanbul Chamber which would help in bringing the business communities and create a win-win situation for both”, he added.He said that Karachi, being the economic and financial hub of Pakistan, offers profitable opportunities and added facilities for investment and joint ventures to investors from Turkey. “Karachi is an attractive place for Turkish investors, who can surely earn maximum profits by setting up their businesses or undertaking joint ventures here”, he added. announces upto 75% off on its travel deals


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Engr.Syed Jahangeer Haider has been appointed as Vice President of CLIFF Pakistan


President Cliff Pakistan Mujeeb ur Rehman Khan presents traditional Ajrak to Engr.Syed Jahangeer Haider.On the Occassion Engr.Syed Mehfooz ul Haq, Nawab M Hussain, Ms. Mehreen Ilahi, Syed Shamir Bayabani, Engr.Syed Jahangeer Haider,Mirza Iftikhar Baig, Shahzad Jafri,Syed Dildar Ali Naqvi,Syed Qalbe Muhammad are also present.

Karachi(CliffNews)Engr.Syed Jahangeer Haider has been appointed as Vice President of CLIFFPakistan with the approval of Executive Committee of CLIFF.We are continuously playing our role for promotion of Cultural activities not only in Pakistan but also around the world, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Khan said while addressing to Annual General Meeting of CLIFF Pakistan.On this occasion, President CulturalLiterary International Friends Forum (Cliff Pakistan) Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Khan stressed the need for continuous efforts for promotion of cultural and literary activities despite critical political instability and worst economic situation in the country. He added, nowadays cultural and literary activities are very helpful for promotion of business cycleglobally. On this memorable occasion Engr.Syed Mehfooz ul Haq, Nawab M Hussain, Ms. Mehreen Elahi, Syed Shamir Bayabani, Engr.Syed Jahangeer Haider,Mirza Iftikhar Baig, Shahzad Jafri,Syed Dildar Ali Naqvi,Syed Qalbe Muhammad and other well known personalities from all walks of life were present. President CLIFF Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Khan further added, it is the need of the hour that Government and Private sector should join hands together for working and promotion of Cultural,literary and educational activities countrywide.Mujeeb- ur-Rehman Khan also welcomed Engr.Syed Jahangeer Haider as a Vice President of Cliff and expressed his deep and warm gratitude to Engr. Syed Jahangeer on his appointment as VP of CLIFF. He said we all feel proud on inclusion of atrue art lover, artistic and literary person like Engr.Jahangeer Haider in CLIFF as his addition in CLIFF as Vice President will be helpful to boost up the activities of CLIFF for presenting the soft image of Pakistan around the world. May Almighty Allah shower His blessing on Engr. Syed Jahangeer forever.