RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10198 posts, RR: 52 Posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5194 times:
It was announced that Turkish ordered 5 777s. They currently operate leased 777s from Jet Airways of India. It is good to see them purchase their own 777s. It is always nice to see an airline expand and grow in these times of instability.
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MCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5088 times:
I saw this one coming and I'm sure many others have too as TK have been very happy with their 777's leased from 9W. Any idea on the layout? Will their 777's feature F suites similar to ones they lease if they choose F class?
WestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2135 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5016 times:
It was suggested in an earlier thread that TK may have secured slots previously assigned to other customers since reports at the time indicated first delivery in mid-2010. Let us see if Boeing also shows some 777 cancellations when they update the orders and deliveries for this order.
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considering there are only about 500.000 Turkish people living in North America and the majority is in NYC, Miami and Toronto I would rather tend to say no market for IST-LAX at this time.
TK first needs to establish a yearround IST-ORD flight, then make a good start with IST-YYZ, maybe add another daily IST-JFK (or even IST-EWR with CO joining Star) and try to focus on IAD in the near future. After all these I would say "TK go for LAX now!"
I see a huge potential on IST-YYZ which could be a 77W route with AC in the backyard and IST as a perfect hub for connections to the Middle East and India...
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26855 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4432 times:
Quoting Behramjee (Reply 13): I wasnt proposing IST-LAX nonstop for O&D traffic but rather for onward traffic bound to
. Indeed TK has looked at this several times over the years with relatively postive analysis results.
As the IST hub continues to grow, connection opportunies expand but for now their biggest onward ethnic markets that have identified to support a flight were THR, TBZ, MHD, TLV, CAI, BEY and 'stan' countries along with West Coast tourist headed to Turkey and onward.
Once they have a plane that can do it nonstop (787/A350) they will.
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CA From Turkey, joined Jun 2005, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2984 times:
and then come nonstop service to Sao Paulo? today flight with A343 to Sao Paulo one stop in the west africa. Can 77W nonstop flight Istanbul to Sao Paulo? what is today ETOPS time in the Turkish Airlines? and come not 748i in the future for Turkish Airlines? with 748i can Turkish Airlines from Istanbul in all long destination nonstop flight! for Turkish Airlines fleets is the best long haul aircraft 748i. I hope the next order come for 748i
ManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1239 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2713 times:
I've yet to hear a report from anyone who has flown the TK 77W that says the aircraft is more than half full. I've definately not heard from anyone who hasn't been the only one in the F cabin (apart from when they are travelling with a companion). TK really need to get their act together to push the F product. Right now you can't actualy book it on the TK website and lots of other websites have difficulties booking it too. Seems most people who fly TK F are on *A FF redemptions - like myself soon