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Why So Many Turkish Planes At AMS?  
User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 15356 posts, RR: 45
Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4920 times:
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I spent a pleasant couple of hours on the observation deck at AMS on Wednesday evening. In the space of about 45 minutes, no less than 4 Onur Air A300s landed. When I flew home on Thursday, there were another 3 Turkish planes (Pegasus 737, Corendon 737 & FlyAir MD-80).

Is this normal for AMS?

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User currently offlineZweed From Netherlands, joined Apr 2004, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4857 times:

it is very cheap to go on a charter holiday to Turkey from Holland.
The dutch, they like everything that is cheap. Hence, all the dutch go to Turkey!

And then there is a fairly big turkish population here aswell.

I saw a Turkish Airline A340 two weeks ago from my window at work

User currently offlineHBIHLtoEZE From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 282 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4847 times:

Hi Scbriml

I was in Berlin some days ago- and witnessed something similar when standing on TXL's spectator's terrace: quite a few Turkish planes within few hours.

Berlin is the thrid largest Turkish city in the world (after Istanbul and Bursa), the Kreuzberg quarter for instance makes one think that one is beyond the Bosphorus...what I want to say is, there are a lot of immigrants from Turkey in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, too.

Amsterdam is probably something like the 6th biggest Turkish city (a wild guess).

And as it is July now, it is the height of the holiday season also - from Zurich alone there are 5 flight to Antalya today (July 15).

Turkish airlines usually, from what I have observed, land always close to each other - I can only speculate, but I think it has to do with slots and an optimized time schedule (three Antalya flight arrive within 45 minutes in ZRH today)


Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.
User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2492 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4731 times:

1- turkey is the new ''spain'' for dutch holiday travellers... its cheap, they are very friendly , it not far away, and its very hot in the summer...

2- type ''bijlmermeer'' into google and you will understand that we have lots of turkish carriers

3- they always send in 2 a 3 more planes than the need because they know 1 or 2 will be broken  Wink (fly air, onur air etc)

User currently offlineGlareskin From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4652 times:

Quoting Zweed (Reply 1):
The dutch, they like everything that is cheap. Hence, all the dutch go to Turkey!

I noticed a lot of Turkish Airlines at DUS last week. I guess the Germans must be semi-Dutch....

There's still a long way to go before all the alliances deserve a star...
User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4586 times:

During the holidays, you could almost call it an "airbridge" to Turkey in Amsterdam. I believe before the grounding Onur Air had 70 weekly flights to Holland.

User currently offlineNlspot2004 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4512 times:

Some days in the summer, around 10 flights to Turkey in a few hours.

See for Schiphol movements:

User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10783 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4448 times:

At my old job at the G-Pier we had 8 flights arriving/departing from the G-Pier within 1 hour, sometimes the entire terminal was used by Turkish (charter) airlines. I also went to Türkiye on holidays a few years ago and it was a great vacation. I flew with Inter Airlines and they were great, very friendly crew, good food and a very comfortable and pleasant flight to Türkiye.

A388  Smile

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4455 times:

Turkey has become a major tourist destination for Dutch travellers, and this week is the beginning of the Dutch summer holiday period. Thus, its a peak travel day for vacationers, and the Turkish airlines probably scheduled as many flights as possible out of AMS and regional Dutch airports to accommodate the demand.

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