Hasan Mutlu, the newly appointed General Manager for Ireland with Turkish Airlines, is a highly experienced airline manager. The carrier now flies 12 times a week direct from Dublin to Istanbul, and onwards to 297 destinations.
Hasan started his career at Turkish Airlines as a part-time Passenger Service Agent in 1998, one year before he graduated from university, and supervised the station co-ordination centre for three years until March 2004.
He was the Station & Sales Manager in Beirut, Lebanon, and the General Manager of Lagos, Nigeria, of Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Tokyo, Japan, consecutively between the years 2004 to 2013. He established Turkish Airlines’ Lagos office and started the operations in 2006 and transferred it into an efficient and profitable destination before he went on in his career as the General Manager of Almaty in 2007 and Tokyo in 2011.
He told Irish Travel Trade News that he was delighted to take up the the position of General Manager for Ireland. He is looking forward to growing the Irish market for Turkish Airlines and his long-term ambition is to see three wide-body aircraft operating from Ireland daily.
He did not rule out the airline operating flights from Cork and Belfast in the future. Meanwhile, dedicated cargo flights continue to operate through Shannon to the USA.