TK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4268 posts, RR: 13 Posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 12217 times:
It has been quiet lately, hopefully this is the quiet before the storm:
-Still no news on the TK WB order.
-Where are the 2 343s joining TK? One was supposed to join last month.
-What is the latest on the Cargo conversions? I think one more is due this month.
-Any buyers for the remaining 310s?
-Anyone knows when new 738s start joining TK?
-TK ready for Star A?
I just read last night that TK decided to equip its 330/340 for cell phone usage, $150,000 a plane.
Spring is around the corner for a busy summer season.
Any more news, opinions?
News from last year: Turkish Aviation March 2007 (by TK787 Mar 1 2007 in Civil Aviation)
keep hearing semi-official things pointing towards 01/04/08*
I believe TG actually state on their website that TK will be in Star as of then ( though the main Star website does not say anything - but usually they only mention the actual joining date a week or two beforehand )
* 1 April - translated for the benefit of the 5% of the worlds population who use mm/dd/yy instead of dd/mm/yy
Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
Ankaraflyjet From Turkey, joined Mar 2007, 262 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 12210 times:
-TK set to join Star Alliance on April 1st, 2008
-TK named its new brand to be based at Ankara Esenboga ANADOLU JET. TK will spare 6 each 737-400 initially for this carrier and all domestic operations to/from ESB excluding ESB-IST (Ataturk) will be performed by the new carrier. Also ANADOLU JET will open new domestic routes from ESB. The first new route from Ankara will be Hatay that will start 4 weekly in April.
Evetually as ANADOLU JET grows TK will give additional 737-400's to this carrier. ANADOLU JET will be a LCC and will offer single class configuration. It is expected the domestic flights to increase to several cities. In the medium term ANADOLU JET will act as a feeder to TK's expansion for medium haul internationla flights from Ankara to Paris, London etc.
- The two 343's from Air Jamaica are being prepared and painted for TK colours (I think one will be StarAlliance logo)
As always much BS going on busy diplomacy obviously with US and EU so this will get as political as advertised.
Quoting TK787 (Thread starter): -Where are the 2 343s joining TK? One was supposed to join last month.
I would like to know also.
Quoting TK787 (Thread starter): I just read last night that TK decided to equip its 330/340 for cell phone usage, $150,000 a plane.
First new interiors now this, I actually appreciate that TK is updating the interiors but all this investment for this aging fleet seems weird, at 150K a pop I wonder if they can recoup the investment. Also whats the weight penalty of the system, is it of any significance?
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 23469 posts, RR: 50 Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12145 times:
TK signed a FF program agreement with Air NZ with immediate commencement.
Anadolu Jet will in addition to its 16 Ankara based domestic routes will be used by TK to serve 4 international destinations - Basle, Frankfurt, Tehran and Vienna. Initial pricing will be 29YTL. Anadolu Jet domestic flights will operate as TK9xx series flight numbers.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
TurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1430 posts, RR: 9 Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 12060 times:
Even though I do not like the "Anadolu Jet" brand, I certainly am happy that the 737-400s are being transferred to Ankara. It was about time
After 2 months of not flying, I am finally taking a break and flying TK's longest European route. IST-LIS-IST flying out on March 6 and back on March 9 both legs being 737-800. And I will be in C class (thanks to the low demand on the route, I was able to get C class seats for only 25'000 miles). I will fly international C for the first time since they upgraded their in flight service. Will let you guys know.
Emre767 From Turkey, joined Feb 2008, 56 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 11943 times:
Do you know what will XQ do with the Boeing 757 fleet? I've heard that they get rid off one of them and now they have two 757s. They are expecting new 737-800 deliveries and I remember reading somewhere that their plans include more regional ops. If the latter is correct, are they going to stop using 757s eventually or will they keep them? Do you think keeping just two of one type A/C is really wise?
TK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4268 posts, RR: 13 Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 11881 times:
Welcome to a.net. It is always nice to see new faces on these threads.
XQ having bases in AYT, ADB and SAW should hold on to its 757s I would think.
On a similar note, their latest 738, TC-SNE, made first flight Feb 25th, might be in service in couple of weeks.
Emre767 From Turkey, joined Feb 2008, 56 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11824 times:
Quoting TK787 (Reply 15): Welcome to a.net. It is always nice to see new faces on these threads.
Thanks a lot. I'm glad I finally joined.
About the XQ, I agree that 757s are really handy in high density routes or medium-long hauls. Also, if they are planning to add more regional routes, I would like to see them adding smaller A/C in the fleet. But I think that it is very unlikely to happen...
On the other hand, I really want to see more regional jets or even turboprops in the country, if RO can fly to IST with ATRs, why wouldn't Anadolu Jet do the same? I always imagine Embraer or ATR props buzzing over smaller airports here but people don't seem to like propellers (even the turboprops) because they think they are dangerous. Too bad.