Senior Vice President, Cargo Marketing, Turkish Cargo
In 1995, he graduated from Konya Science High School. After he finished his education in ITU (Istanbul Technical University) in 2003 as a graduate of Industrial Engineering, he started his early carrier in 2004, as a Quality Assurance Auditor in Turkish Airlines.
Between 2008-2010 he was occupied as an analist in Network Planning Unit of Turkish Airlines, and later, by 2010, he was appointed as the Network Planning Manager. Responsible for the capacity and schedule planning of Turkish Airlines whole network, Mr. Fatig Cigal reorganized the hub structure of the airline and the existing flight schedule thus openning the path of better aircraft utilisation, also a better network connectivity . The new wave structure and increased fleet utilization helped airline strong 2012 and 2013 results.
After a 3 years’ successsful post in the airline network management, he was appointed as Vice President of Central Europe Operations. Having all commercial and administrative responsibility of Turkish Airlines operations in Central Europe (Germany, Benelux, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Czech Rep., Slovakia, Poland) with 28 administrative divisions in 27 destinations producing more than 1+ billion USD sales annually, under Mr. Fatih Cigal leadership between 2013-2018, the region flight destinations increased from 20 to 27 and the annual sales volume increased 20%.
Fatih Cigal was recently appointed as Turkish Cargo Senior Vice President of Cargo Marketing as of 1 February ’18.