Northernlights From Iceland, joined May 2004, 87 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4910 times:
Does anybody employed at TK know more about this news?
Which aircraft types are we exactly talking about?
Turkish Airlines talks to Boeing, Airbus on planes
ISTANBUL, May 21 (Reuters) - Turkey's national carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) IS> said on Friday it was in talks with U.S. aircraft maker Boeing (nyse: BA - news - people) and Europe's Airbus on the purchase or rental of new aircraft.
THY general manager Abdurrahman Gundogdu told reporters 12 or 13 rented planes would enter the fleet in June. The state-run airline, slated for privatisation, said late last year it would acquire 19 new aircraft.
Qm001 From Portugal, joined Mar 2004, 299 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4793 times:
I am not a TK expert, but if i remember correctly from an artical I read last year, they were looking for 3-4 more longhaul aircraft to operate to the US, Canada and ?Brasil?. The rest were all short to medium haul aircraft.
QM001 (167 Air Malawi)
I wish there was still a flying boat service on the African Lakes!
EverettWA From Turkey, joined Sep 1999, 330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4749 times:
More 737-800s and 3-4 A330s were rumored recently... They need something to replace the 310s with. Those they have are barely enough to fly to DEL etc. I think they intend to fly to YYZ, BOM, and increase services to DEL, not possible with the amount of planesx they have now... Brazil is totally news to me, I really doubt it. Even if it does happen, it'll be no more than twice a week. Can a 343 fly IST-GIG/GRU??
TK001 From Turkey, joined May 2004, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4348 times:
Hello to all,
Couple of days ago, since the RJ's grounded, Turkish Airlines announced that the company will lease 5 A-320's and 2 A-321's for the coming summer season.
Also, TK is planning to have at least 100 aircraft in two years. Cities like Toronto, Washington, Lagos, Oslo, Casablanca, Bombay, Johannesburg, Cape Town are the potential destinations THY want to fly in the near future.
SQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4133 times:
How bout THY joining an alliance this summer??????? I have heard good things about them, and I always see their aircraft pop up in the oddest of airports that I would never expect them to fly to (like Shanghai and Singapore)
Northernlights From Iceland, joined May 2004, 87 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4084 times:
Hello from the northernmost capital in the world - Reykjavík -
Yes, due to internet we also constantly are in touch with the airline world news
Here is some follow-up news regarding my posted thread.
Friday, May 21 2004 @ 01:44 PM Central Daylight Time
Turkish Airlines is in talks with U.S. aircraft maker Boeing and Europe's Airbus on the purchase or rental of new planes, the national flag carrier said.
THY general manager Abdurrahman Gundogdu said he expected the talks to be completed by the end of the year. He told reporters that 12 or 13 rented aircraft would enter the fleet in June in place of 11 RJ type planes which have been temporarily withdrawn from the fleet for maintenance. "We have signed contracts on 12-13 planes. These will be put to use at the end of May or in June," Gundogdu said at a signing ceremony in Istanbul.
The number of planes in the THY fleet fell to 53-54 planes as a result of the suspension of the 11 BAE Systems (BA) regional jets. "This figure will rise to 65 in June. Our fleet will rise further this year to 67-68 (planes)," he said.
The state-run airline, slated for privatisation, said late last year it would acquire 19 new aircraft.
TurkishSky From Turkey, joined Mar 2004, 244 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3910 times:
I always see their aircraft pop up in the oddest of airports that I would never expect them to fly to (like Shanghai and Singapore)
There has been an airlink between IST and SIN by SQ and TK for nearly 20 years. SIN is actually the first long haul destination for TK (even before JFK). There is a big leisure and business traffic between the two destination. You should also keep in mind that there is some size of Turkish population in Australia. That's why THY & Qantas have had this special agreement thru SIN for many years.
Shanghai is relatively new destination for THY but it has been so popular (mainly business traffic) that THY wants to fly daily.
What was odd for TK was CGK which was part of the network for a few months few years ago. But it was purely political....
I do regret the JNB & CPT service has been suspended. They are planning to start again but here comes the shortage of long haul aircraft again.
There are few other long haul destinations THY dropped quietly (MIA, KUL and recently KIX). I do hope to see them back to these destinations again.
Flown 4I 9U AA AB AF AZ BA BD BR CA CU CX EI FR HV JK JP JU KK KL KM LH LX MA ME MS NG OA OK QR OS RJ RO SA SK SQ SR SU
N503JB From Hong Kong, joined May 2000, 305 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3877 times:
THY likely operate direct flight (3 flights weekly) to HKG at the end of 2004 instead of IST-BKK-HKG. Becasue of THY really short of the long hual aircraft, that's the reason we soonest will see them order at least 02 A340-300.
Recently, THY being co-operate with Cargolax HKG-IST cargo flight since 04 months ago, I am wondering they will order cargo aircraft????