SASMD82 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 549 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 13978 times:
I am curious to the load factors to destinations such as Ulan Batoor and Mogadishu. Why Mogadishu??? Can they guaruentee the safety of the crew? Who would choose to fly to Mogadishu? It is neither a leisure nor a business destination.
Quoting ju068 (Reply 4): Are they going to use a B737-900 to Novosibirsk-Ulanbaatar?
leftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 656 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 13478 times:
Everything other than those reported to the stock markets in the above link is just part of TK wishlist or rumor. many African destinations, as well as LIM, MEX, CCS, MNL, SYD, MEL, HAN have all been mentioned, but nothing to talk about yet other than rumors. Even these may not all become reality, like ATL that never materialized.
taichen From Spain, joined Jul 2001, 209 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 12755 times:
Well, I am happy that Turkish airlines has plans for Northern Spain, but LCG is just plain ... odd. I won't enter the usual flame about VGO/SCQ/LCG (a.netters might not be familiar with the issue, but is a long-time favourite in Spanish aviation forums) but this choice of airport is really, really intriguing.
tcm From Turkey, joined Jul 2010, 584 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 12499 times:
Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 10): Everything other than those reported to the stock markets in the above link is just part of TK wishlist or rumor. many African destinations, as well as LIM, MEX, CCS, MNL, SYD, MEL, HAN have all been mentioned, but nothing to talk about yet other than rumors. Even these may not all become reality, like ATL that never materialized.
MNL is more than rumor. The TK office in MNL is up and running and MNL was announced on TK's web page as well as by their CEO.
tcm From Turkey, joined Jul 2010, 584 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 12253 times:
Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 16): I definitely would have thought URQ would have preceded ULN because of the distance-can be a 737-and Turkic ties. ULN is in the midst of a huge boom but it's too far for a 737.
They could start it with the new 739ERs. A recent article by CAPA mentions that TK might consider expending to Central Asia and India by starting with the 739ERs.
qf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2557 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 12235 times:
Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 16): I don't think TK has a chance in SYD unless it's nonstop, and that's not happening.
It wouldn't be hard for TK to bring in a few 77L's to open up routes to Australia/more USA services. I tend to agree with your assessment though, perhaps once they get some A350s or 787s whenever that is...
chootie From Germany, joined May 2007, 273 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week ago) and read 11107 times:
LCG-BIO is very much a surprise, however, any new destinations from LCG are GREATLY appreciated!! Now we just need LH/SN/SK or OS to get on the band wagon, and finally put some competition on the OneWorld BA/IB quasi monopoly!!
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 18840 posts, RR: 54 Reply 23, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 10335 times:
Quoting klwright69 (Reply 22):
Who on earth will be traveling to Mogadishu... I mean honestly.. That is a strange one. One of the only populated places in the world where no one actually goes. A place where anarchy rules.
There are a large number of Somalis abroad, such as in the UK. It is surely this VFR market that they seek. I like TK's style: get established in some unusual places before other operators enter the market. And besides: TK would undoubtedly have performed all required analysis before reaching the decision to operate this route.
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LAXintl From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 22059 posts, RR: 51 Reply 24, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 10093 times:
A couple points -
TK cannot serve URC as its not allowed in the China bilateral which was renewed only last year. Designated service points are PEK, PVG and CAN.
For Mogadishu, Turkey has had growing government and business including various infrastructure programs such as building a highway, hospitals, schools, and water treatment facilities. There also have been public aid campaign in Turkey for Somalia that collect over $200 million in donations earlier this year. Simply put Somalia is a nation and market that has been designated by the Turkish government for cooperation and investment in. THY has already operated several charters to Mogadishu including an A340 in October. Also keep in mind there is sizable Somali diaspora in Europe particularly in UK and Scandinavia for which TK would be a great routing option.
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25 rafvc10: Is not a surprise that BIO will be next Spanish destination for TK... but LCG? I would understand SCQ (near to LCG) as bigger airport but... this anno
26 fly2yyz: I'm not exactly sure but my guess would be that URQ hasnt happened due to Chinese restrictions. Even though there are Turkic ties in Xinjiang....its
27 leftyboarder: I am desperately waiting for TK to begin GLA, EDI, NCL, in my opinion those have been relinquished to the MEB3 airlines for too long. UK (excl. London
28 Pe@rson: To be accurate, TK does also serve BHX and MAN.