Scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 13670 posts, RR: 46 Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4322 times:
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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HBIHLtoEZE From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 282 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4249 times:
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)
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A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10258 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3850 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.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3857 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.