Thanks to these agreements, Turkish Cargo can also offer services to cities such as major cities in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth), New Zealand (Auckland), some destinations in Latin America, Africa, as well as many remote places in the Far East that are not served by Turkish Airlines itself or Turkish Airlines. With the Interline/SPA agreements, Turkish Cargo expands its network area and can serve destinations that are not served on their own. Turkish Cargo currently has 160 interline agreements and more than 80 SPA agreements with other airlines, and this number is increasing day by day. These agreements would allow airlines to serve their customers on a wider network. The internal market was deregulated in 1996, allowing for new competition between charter airlines. At the same time, major international airlines have created fierce competition on routes to Western Europe. THY has entered into marketing agreements with other international airlines to improve their competitiveness. The company partnered with Japan Airlines in 1997 and 1998 to engage Osaka and Tokyo. Other joint flights soon followed with Austrian Airlines, Swissair and Croatia Airlines.
 In January 2000, a new terminal was opened at Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Turkish Airlines has continued to strengthen its international reach and in 2000 entered into marketing agreements with Asiana Airlines, American Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Czech Airlines and Cathay Pacific. On 29 October 2000, THY withdrew from the qualiflyer alliance led by swissair to attract a strategic investor to its privatisation.   The airline had been part of the Alliance`s frequent flyer program since November 1998.  An Antalya-Frankfurt route was added in 2001 by a codeshare agreement with Sun Express. As an emergency solution, the airline`s new partnership with Malaysia and existing routes with other Far Eastern airlines will ensure the development of its network. This in turn will boost Turkish Airlines` offline share of ocean destinations. Turkish Cargo strives to continue its efforts to increase the number of its interline and SPA agreements in order to meet the requirements of its customers in the places where they are outside their own network and to produce better international logistics solutions for their business partners. . . .