Turkish Airlines is looking to form another couple of joint ventures, covering aircraft components and seats.

Chairman Hamdi Topcu says the airline is talking with Turkish Aerospace Industries over a partnership, stating: "We can produce aircraft parts together."

He says that the other venture would involve building aircraft seats, although he gives fewer details on the proposal.

Turkish Airlines is tied up with several companies in areas such as airline operations - B&H Airlines and SunExpress - as well as maintenance, fuelling, ground services and catering.

Topcu also hints that the carrier is studying investment opportunities with other airlines in Europe, stating that Turkish Airlines is "focused on three or four airlines" but adding that no decisions have been made.


Source: Air Transport Intelligence news