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Topic: When Did TK Cease IST-BHX?
Username: Pe@rson
Posted 2005-01-30 18:27:15 and read 1962 times.

When did TK cease its IST-BHX service? I would have assumed, what with so many connections to the Middle East and Central Asia, that it would have done well.

Topic: RE: When Did TK Cease IST-BHX?
Username: Gkirk
Posted 2005-01-30 19:05:37 and read 1912 times.

TK used to fly to BHX? Must have been years ago then...

Topic: RE: When Did TK Cease IST-BHX?
Username: Pe@rson
Posted 2005-01-30 19:11:31 and read 1908 times.

Nah, I saw regular TK 738 machines at BHX last year!

Topic: RE: When Did TK Cease IST-BHX?
Username: Gkirk
Posted 2005-01-30 19:13:58 and read 1903 times.

Probably diversions to MAN or charter flights then. TK havent had scheduled flights to BHX in the last 5 years anyway

Topic: RE: When Did TK Cease IST-BHX?
Username: Pe@rson
Posted 2005-01-30 19:26:30 and read 1888 times.

It came up at Istanbul on the screens! And they seemed to appear whenever I was there. Anyway, perhaps charters more than diversions.

I am surprised there isn't a link anyway, as there are bound to be plenty of people from all areas of the Middle East and Central Asia in the Birmingham/West Midlands areas. And then there's the VOR and pure leisure passengers to IST. Shame the IST-DEL flight doesn't depart 2000-2200 and the IST-KHI flight leaves at 1900 instead of 2000-2200, or else there could be connections to those.

[Edited 2005-01-30 19:30:19]

Topic: RE: When Did TK Cease IST-BHX?
Username: David_itl
Posted 2005-01-30 19:52:28 and read 1872 times.


I believe the TK charters were to do with a textiles exhibition being held at the NEC.

David

Topic: RE: When Did TK Cease IST-BHX?
Username: Pe@rson
Posted 2005-01-30 20:03:11 and read 1865 times.

Okie doke.

I am surprised there isn't a link anyway, as there are bound to be plenty of people from all areas of the Middle East and Central Asia in the Birmingham/West Midlands areas. And then there's the VFR (to correct my above post) and pure leisure passengers to IST. Shame the IST-DEL flight doesn't depart 2000-2200 and the IST-KHI flight leaves at 1900 instead of 2000-2200, or else there could be connections to those.

Topic: RE: When Did TK Cease IST-BHX?
Username: Horus
Posted 2005-01-30 22:22:47 and read 1834 times.

Pe@rson, the problem with TK is that their airfares tend to be more expensive than competitors on UK-Asia/Middle East flights. Looking at airfares say between MAN and CAI, I found that AZ, AF, KL and LH (in that order) are cheaper than TK even though (it can be argued) the latter's service is inferior when compared to the rest.

Horus

Topic: RE: When Did TK Cease IST-BHX?
Username: Gkirk
Posted 2005-01-31 01:09:09 and read 1806 times.

Wheesht, you'll have the EDI lot twining about how there isnt an IST-EDI flight shortly  Big grin


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