Adicool From Netherlands, joined Apr 2007, 305 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2290 times:
While I was reading some stuff about TK and their prospective membership in the *A, I found this
I know, I know. Wikipedia is not the most reliable scource out there, but I was really stunned by it! TK to GRU, GIG and EZE? I mean, flying to Australia makes sense, but I never thought that there would be a big demand for such routes to Latin America.
So, can anyone vertifie this?
TurkishWings From Turkey, joined May 2006, 1456 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2179 times:
EZE is news to me too but TK has recently been granted with the right to fly between Nigeria and Brazil so an IST-LOS-GRU or IST-LOS-GIG will be possible...
TK has been considering flying to OZ for many years now and I think they will as soon as they start getting new long haul aircraft in 5 to 8 years maximum. I think MEL, where there is a big Turkish community, was the priority... I can see TK resuming KUL and flying on to MEL. There were even rumors about non-stop flights between IST and MEL/SYD which would be the first for a European airline but for that they would need a long range 787 or 350.
Right now TK doesn't have enough long-haul aircraft to fly these routes... I think TK "must" lease some additional 330s and start MEL soon. I somehow think it would be a successful route.