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New IAH Service: TK To IST  
User currently offlineRNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 827 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9530 times:

The mayor of Houston has just announced non-stop service by Turkish Airlines, IAH-IST. Apparently this service will begin within a matter of a few months. Sorry I can't post the link right now.

I suppose UA will want this flight to use Hobby... Haha....


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User currently offlinebehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4784 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9228 times:

TK CEO announced both BOS and IAH

http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=87908


User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17503 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9213 times:

Sounds like when they announced ATL


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User currently offlinemogandoCI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9195 times:

Quoting behramjee (Reply 1):
TK CEO announced both BOS and IAH

http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=...87908

wow... BOS is getting NRT, IST, and DOH all within a short duration. surprised how airlines have been neglecting it for years.


User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7607 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9166 times:

Quoting behramjee (Reply 1):
TK CEO announced both BOS and IAH

I hope to see TK at IAH, but that article sounded like anything but an announcement. TK has a habit of saying "We plan ______" and then doing nothing.



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User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17503 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9159 times:

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 3):
BOS is getting NRT, IST, and DOH all within a short duration. surprised how airlines have been neglecting it for years.

Well let's not get ahead of ourselves--they all could find why it was neglected for all those years.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25370 posts, RR: 49
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9084 times:

Let me translate for those that are not well versed with THY.

THY executives, and Turkish government ministers on a regular basis travel the world and meet various groups. Virtually every month there are stories that route A, B and C will be launched by TK.

While THY does indeed plan to open ever more destinations, until you actually see a schedule filing with actual start up date, and the required Turkish regulatory filing that goes along with it, I would caution one not to read too much into these pronouncements, or bet your house on them.

Here is an example - February 2011 - same executive said "THY to begin flights to Houston, Miami, Boston and Detroit"
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-2349...ston-miami-boston-and-detroit.html

What makes IAH a bit more likely now is that Turkey this week opened a trade office in Houston, and obviously the airport host a Star Alliance hub. Additionally I know there has been some background studies and traffic modeling on South East Asian communities in Texas - particularly the Pakistani community in Houston.



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User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9084 times:

There is nothing in the Boston press about this. I'm sure it'll come soon, like DOH, but until I see an official press release, I'll take this with a grain of salt.


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User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32782 posts, RR: 72
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9067 times:

Quoting behramjee (Reply 1):

TK CEO announced both BOS and IAH

http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=87908


Um, no. Nothing has been announced. Turkish continues to "announce" Boston, Miami (now referred to as just "Florida" in this announcement), Houston, Detroit, Atlanta, etc., and nothing happens.



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User currently offlineIrishAyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2188 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9001 times:

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 4):
I hope to see TK at IAH, but that article sounded like anything but an announcement. TK has a habit of saying "We plan ______" and then doing nothing.

Agreed. Until there is an official press release and the flights are loaded into GDS, then there is nothing.

Same with MU to BOS, QR to BOS, yadda yadda.



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User currently offlineTdan From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8650 times:

They need to come to IAH asap. Will be a fantastic route for them!


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User currently offlinevincewy From Taiwan, joined Oct 2005, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8554 times:

Are they getting more 777s? Their current 777 rotations are as tight as they can get, not to mention chronic delays at IST.

User currently offlineboeingfever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8465 times:

Quoting vincewy (Reply 11):
Are they getting more 777s?

No,

They did have a few leased from 9W but they went back and were leased to TH and will be in their fleet til early 2013 until TH starts receiving some of their own (14) they ordered from Boeing direct.


I thought TK announced this back in Feb 2011 shortly before they started service to LAX. Also they stated they would start service to DTW, BOS, & MIA.

Turkish Airlines begin flights to Houston, Miami, Boston and Detroit



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User currently offline96texan From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8409 times:

Looks like its a done deal according to this article that I found on Houston Bush Airport's Twitter feed. TK looks to start service by the end of 2012.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/tur...80&NewsCatID=345&fb_source=message


User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32782 posts, RR: 72
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8370 times:

Quoting 96texan (Reply 13):
Looks like its a done deal according to this article that I found on Houston Bush Airport's Twitter feed. TK looks to start service by the end of 2012.

In no way, shape or form does that suggest its a done deal.



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User currently offlinecrj200faguy From United States of America, joined May 2007, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8353 times:

I'm still waiting for them to come to ATL. I've been sitting in the E concourse for months now. Where are they?

User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17503 posts, RR: 45
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8270 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 8):
Miami (now referred to as just "Florida"

"Some cities in Florida"!! MIA and...? MCO?   



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User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2979 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8206 times:

TK are the masters of spin.

They have announced so many flights over the last few years that either have not happened or started years later.

Don't hold yout breath for TK planes to be in IAH anytime soon.


User currently offlineIADLHR From Italy, joined Apr 2005, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8094 times:

Quoting crj200faguy (Reply 15):
I'm still waiting for them to come to ATL. I've been sitting in the E concourse for months now. Where are they

I thought they already went to ATL. I thought it was IST-IAD-ATL-IAD-IST.


User currently onlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7975 times:

Quoting IADLHR (Reply 18):
I thought they already went to ATL. I thought it was IST-IAD-ATL-IAD-IST.

Yeah that didn't happen.



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User currently offlinebehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4784 posts, RR: 43
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7652 times:

many of you said the same of TK when they had announced intentions of flying into Mogadishu, Somalia and wola within a couple of months of the TK CEO and Turkish PM's visit to the war torn nation, flights were launched via KRT.

From IAH, TK's main target market which it will get a big chunk of are the oil markets of Central Asia and Middle East which it has a dominant presence in. With their membership in STAR and IAH being a mega Star hub as well, the potential for them is huge in also attracting transfer traffic bound to Africa via IST. I would forecast a B77W being used on this new route in order to grab as many high yielding J class passengers as possible.


User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2979 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7637 times:

Quoting behramjee (Reply 20):
many of you said the same of TK when they had announced intentions of flying into Mogadishu, Somalia and wola within a couple of months of the TK CEO and Turkish PM's visit to the war torn nation, flights were launched via KRT.

Thats one example from numerous other announcements made which did not have the same positive outcome.

Quoting behramjee (Reply 20):
From IAH, TK's main target market which it will get a big chunk of are the oil markets of Central Asia and Middle East which it has a dominant presence in. With their membership in STAR and IAH being a mega Star hub as well, the potential for them is huge in also attracting transfer traffic bound to Africa via IST. I would forecast a B77W being used on this new route in order to grab as many high yielding J class passengers as possible.

Theres already airlines targeting that market, so they would not be alone.

[Edited 2012-04-19 22:55:50]

User currently offlineNorthstar80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7467 times:

Guys, the discussion regarding TK's previous launch of BOS, IAH, MIA, etc. is useless - look at all the links you posted, they say TK PLANS TO fly to.... in 2012 or 2013.

So they are not official launch announcements, they are just plans with no commitment. Read carefully before you make judgements.

Now, as for the IAH thing, it looks more serious than the others with a very close date of end of 2012 given as a possible start date. That looks promising.



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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7419 times:
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Curious how this will affect UA EWR-IST that starts in July.   

User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 24, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7402 times:

This looks like an A343 route given how tight they are for 77W capacity, surely?


What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
25 United787 : Houstonians can cry all they want about the HQ moving to Chi-town, but the fact of the matter is IAH is still the largest (or second largest (see oth
26 MAV88 : What's up with these "announcements" as of late getting everyone on here thinking the flights are a done deal? Until I see actual confirmation from th
27 TWA772LR : YES YES YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES!!! I've been waiting to hear this forever now!
28 FlyingSicilian : IIRC they had a small trade office at the Turkish Consulate General in Houston which was then expanded into this seperate facility. I'd have to doubl
29 LAXdude1023 : Wait for a schedule before you get excited. Knowing TK has a bad habit of "announcing" destinations and then doing nothing, I wouldnt get excited yet
30 Post contains images lightsaber : Interesting announcement. Its also interesting reading about TK's history of PR. IMHO, the window for IAH was closed after QR entered the market. Whil
31 MAH4546 : What strategy change? And neither QR nor TK have announced Boston.
32 leftyboarder : Hey guys, I think there is a confusion going on about TK announcements and news stories. TK management likes to talk openly about future route intenti
33 BOStonsox : Very little if any. For JL, BOS was the obvious choice, and it helped that the largest carrier here is an unaligned carrier looking for interline or
34 boilerla : I was pretty surprised that UA announced the IST route out of EWR. IAH always made more sense to me given the oil connection, and the fact that TK al
35 LAXintl : Surprised? How many destinations in Europe does UA serve from IAH? Mere 4 - AMS, CDG, FRA and LHR. And how many from EWR? - over 20, and most have NY
36 A330NZ : Remember that TK has an extensive route network to destinations throughout the middle east
37 IAHWorldFlyer : This route would do well by picking up traffic bound for Central Asia that now goes on LH. Places like Azerbijan. Companies such as Halliburton, Schlu
38 lightsaber : Thank you. I wondered if they could generate 10% or 20% of the seats, which would be enough to justify the service. But if its less.. B6 is being mor
39 Post contains links leftyboarder : So, now we can start talking WHEN rather than IF for this flight, as TK has posted this on its website as a disclosure to stock markets. Source in Tur
40 MAH4546 : TK has published the same exact disclosure for Buenos Aires and Atlanta, among others.
41 mogandoCI : I'm so glad CO didn't end up at SAW. IST is already not *that* close to city center, especially in traffic. Going to SAW felt a lot like going out to
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