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TK To Start Mosul, 6th Destination In Iraq  
User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4451 posts, RR: 12
Posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-IN...8968/mosul---iraq-flights-osm.aspx
TK to start 4 x weekly Mosul flights in October, its 6th destination in Iraq. (besides Baghdad, Basra, Erbil, Najaf and Sulaymaniyah)

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User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 3091 times:

TK is definitely trying to beat the likes of EK and EY by expanding into secondary markets all over the region (I leave QR out as they have the narrowbodies to match TK eventually). They grew astronomically in Spain, Italy, Iraq, Iran, the Balkans, the Ukraine and Russia in the past few years. I think their only major gaps in short haul are secondary ports in the UK, Poland and France (where they have also added TLS recently).

User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13250 posts, RR: 100
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3027 times:
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6th destination in Iraq?!? Wow. Talk about a nice expansion...


Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 1):
TK is definitely trying to beat the likes of EK and EY by expanding into secondary markets all over the region

IMHO a wise strategy. Hubs are going to thrive on the connections where there is demand, but not enough demand to hub-bypass.  

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User currently offlineSR4EVER From Luxembourg, joined Mar 2010, 800 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 2530 times:

Any chance that TK soon flies to SSH?

User currently offlinedirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1697 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 2):
IMHO a wise strategy. Hubs are going to thrive on the connections where there is demand, but not enough demand to hub-bypass.

Exactly. And that's exactly where TK may succeed (long-term) as opposed to EK/EY. EK/EY thrive on connections to India/China, which will over the years have more nonstops to Europe, Africa, North America etc. TK however is relying on markets like Baku, Sofia and Aleppo which are far too small to ever (realistically) sustain nonstop service to North America, for example. The time may come, however, for a citypair like BLR-ORD to have viable nonstop service.

Quoting SR4EVER (Reply 3):

Any chance that TK soon flies to SSH?

Unlikely. SSH is a primarily leisure-driven holiday market that is the domain of cheap pre-sold-by-the-bulk charter-type airlines. However, growth in Egypt has been exponential in recent years. TK/MS now have 4 daily flights between them on CAI-IST when perhaps both sides didn't fly that route daily a few years ago. I think TK might add LXR soon though. Turkish investors have been increasing their presence in Egypt twofold and eventually the number of economic interests all over Egypt will warrant more flights. Just a few days ago Erdogan visit Cairo with no less than 200 hundred Turkish businessmen in tow.


User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

I think Asmara and Juba will come before Luxor, but one might never know. In any case, TK's growth has been phenomenal these past few years.

User currently offlinetcm From Turkey, joined Jul 2010, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

My undersranding is that the planned African expansion by TK is also based on secondary markets. BTW, AFAIK, TK has also one of the best network coverage in Russia as well.

User currently offlinethenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2582 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

All of this is fine and dandy, too bad however that IST is a mess of a hub.

Thenoflyzone



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