What is the busiest non-domestic route of Turkish Airlines:

  1. in terms of passenger number,
  2. in terms of number of flights performed per year?

Is there a database that I can look for such kind of statistics for all other European airlines?

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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it would be better suited for travel.SE $\endgroup$ – Pondlife Jan 26 '18 at 17:38
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    $\begingroup$ @Pondlife As a regular user of travel.SE, I'm not at all convinced that this question is on-topic there. They'd likely bounce it straight back here saying that it's a question about the airline industry, not about travelling. (As a general rule of thumb, ask yourself, "Would any traveller need to know this to make their trip?" I think the answer is clearly not. A traveller might need to know how busy a particular route was, to know how far in advance they should buy a ticket. But it would never be useful to know an airline's busiest route.) $\endgroup$ – David Richerby Jan 26 '18 at 23:17
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    $\begingroup$ @Pondlife further to what David said, the fact that it's potentially on topic elsewhere isn't a good reason to say it's off topic here. This is very much about aviation in my opinion. $\endgroup$ – Notts90 is off to codidact.org Jan 27 '18 at 17:01
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidRicherby That's fair enough, I'm not very familiar with travel.SE's scope. This just doesn't feel much like aviation to me, but that's OK, that's just my opinion :-) $\endgroup$ – Pondlife Jan 29 '18 at 14:33
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    $\begingroup$ @Notts90 I disagree, but that's why SE has votes :-) If most people feel it's on topic that's fine. $\endgroup$ – Pondlife Jan 29 '18 at 14:33

According to Turkish Airlines VP Ziya Taskent, they are adding a ninth weekly flight between Tel Aviv and Istanbul. He mentioned that:

695,000 [passengers] flew roundtrip with the airline in 2014 [between Tel Aviv and Istanbul], 4.86% more than in 2013, making it the leading foreign airline in Israel

The largest number of airports served by the carrier is Germany with 14 destinations.

For other European carriers as requested, the Wikipedia article 'List of busiest passenger air routes' is a good starting point.

  • $\begingroup$ This is extremely interesting to me. Last week, I randomly came across a flight path (Turkish Airlines) between Istanbul and Amman (Jordan). I noticed that they clearly explicitly fly around Israel to avoid it. I thought that the airline may have had diplomatic issues with Israel but I guess not. Any guesses why they do that? Here: flightaware.com/live/flight/THY812/history/20180125/1835Z/LTBA/… $\endgroup$ – Sam Creamer Jan 26 '18 at 20:49
  • $\begingroup$ @SamCreamer: I'd encourage you to ask that as a new question. Interestingly, the return flight flies directly over Israel: flightaware.com/live/flight/THY813/history/20180126/0355Z/OJAI/… $\endgroup$ – Michael Seifert Jan 26 '18 at 21:01
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    $\begingroup$ @MichaelSeifert That is very interesting... That leads me to believe that there are some restrictions on Jordan's end. I will ask this as a new question so that others can have more visibility in case they are curious. $\endgroup$ – Sam Creamer Jan 26 '18 at 21:03
  • $\begingroup$ @MichaelSeifert I have asked a new question here: aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/48003/… $\endgroup$ – Sam Creamer Jan 26 '18 at 21:12

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