As the brand new airplanes started arriving to the THY fleet,sadly its time to say goodbye to our leased airplanes.TC-JLC (pyjama jet) is one of the first ones to leave.Although had different companies and colors on her history it was this retro design made her most viewed famous THY airplane ever.
I had good memories in it,felt the pilots of 1960s when we fly, I am sure going to miss it.Farewell "LC"
Gokmengs From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1123 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4153 times:
I was shocked to hear that they were retro painting a soon to leave leased jet. Only my beloved TK could do such a dumb thing; "Hey lets spend all the money to paint a jet in retro colors, ok lets just pick one from the hangar" Its sad to see this bird go, it was a welcomed unexpected move from TK and it was great for brand recognition, oh well not TK's first bad decision.......
TK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4393 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3212 times:
Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 11): so are these frames leased ones or did TK bought them?
this would mean 13x A320 and 10x A321. Do they need them all? And what about the deliveries of Boeing aircraft? Are there still any to come?
These are part of the 59 plane purchase couple years back both from A and B.
When they arrive, the leased ones will go. I thought 738s were all in, now a total of 41, but I hear still 8 more to arrive?
Do they need them all? Well I don't know how many planes they will let go, or the situation of the 734s. But it is time to order some widebodies.
Wing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1559 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3107 times:
The new ones -which you can identify- with the registrations starting with JP series for A320s and JR series for the A321s are all THYs own not leased.The regs starting JL for 320s and JM for the 321s are all leased from different sources and we will be really glad when they are all gone.Our fleet will be having the same standardisation as all the brand new airplanes join the fleet.
Current THY livery is best expressing the Turkey's colors.And its easily recognisable.The tulips might be a little bit more visible I think, in dark it disappears.The retro one was found very dull back on its time,but I agree it looked stunning on an A320