Turkish Airlines announced that it opens an airline Varna - Istanbul, which will be used in the high tourist season and flying four times a week. Until now, Turkish Airlines planes flew only to Sofia, but the first plane will land at the airport of Varna on May 30. Turkish Airlines operate Istanbul- Sofia since 1984. Despite the difficulties experienced by the global aviation market, Turkish Airlines continues to grow, reaching a growth of 11% in 2011. In 2003, the company has serviced 10.4 million passengers in 2008 their number reached 22.5 million and in 2012 Turkish Airlines has serviced 38 million passengers.