Turkish Airlines is almost 50 percent owned by the national government, so it's no surprise the carrier has been affected by Turkey's recent attempted coup.
Turkish Airlines has had a terrible month, but the airline could bounce back faster than some passengers might expect.
Considering the United States was the only major country to bar flights from Turkey’s airlines, it makes sense that that ban could be lifted relatively quickly.
Over the last eight months Turkey's people and its tourism industry have been under sustained attacks. It's leadership needs help (and guidance) from the international community if it is to ease the crisis.
With Turkey facing a major decline in tourists, its top airline is increasingly carrying connecting passengers who never step foot in the country.
Chaos on Turkey's borders is crushing Turkish Airlines just a year after it posted record profit due to decreased operating costs.
Fortunately, Turkish Air has transformed Istanbul into a hub rather than just a terminal. Today's stock drop is more about the domestic political situation more than it is travelers' concerns about flying the national carrier.
Considering the challenges in Turkey in the second half of the year, these results are cause for optimism that Turkish Air's global strategy is working.
While we it’s difficult to make a direct correlation between box-office popularity and airline tickets sold, film franchise brand partnerships contribute intangibles, by aligning the airline with the values of the movie’s characters and its fanbase.