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TK IAH-IST Starting April 1, 2013: Confirmed  
User currently offlineTdan From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 438 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 9241 times:

According to thy.com, IAH-IST is loaded and available for bookings starting April 1, 2013:

TK33 IST-IAH 13:05-18:05 77W x347
TK34 IAH-IST 17:50-15:55 77W x347

Well done TK!   


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User currently offlineaznmadsci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3675 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 9160 times:

WAHOO!!!!!! It's got a nice arrival when most of the European flights have left. Look forward to seeing a new tail at D!


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User currently offlinesantos From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9048 times:

Quoting Tdan (Thread starter):
K33 IST-IAH 13:05-18:05 77W x347
TK34 IAH-IST 17:50-15:55 77W x347

Are these timings right???
Arrival at 18:05, but departure at 17:50?
Over 24h on the ground?


User currently offlinejoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3170 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9038 times:

Quoting Tdan (Thread starter):
TK33 IST-IAH 13:05-18:05 77W x347
TK34 IAH-IST 17:50-15:55 77W x347

Of course it must be:

TK33 IST-IAH 13:05-18:05 77W x347
TK34 IAH-IST 19:50-15:55 77W x347

Otherwise it would be a very long turnaround.

[Edited 2012-06-17 11:42:40]

User currently offlineFlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7875 times:

wow, it is bookable at thy.com. ~$1,000 roundtrip non-stop for April 13 excellent
although they are flying to Houston Intercontinentale (note the E) LOL



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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2800 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7686 times:
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Boy that seems like a long way away to plan a flight being 10 months out. Are they hurting for planes that they can't start it sooner or are loads poor in the winter?
Blue



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User currently offlineusflyer msp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7668 times:

I am surprised it is a 77W instead of a 343. Seems like too much capacity IMHO.

User currently offlineFSDan From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 755 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7404 times:

I think the potential is there for this route to do well... This flight will offer great connections to all of the oil/gas-rich countries in Central Asia and to Iraq/Kurdistan. However, a 77W is larger than what I would have expected. Still, it's better for many connections than DOH/DXB.


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User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2162 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7367 times:

Isn't TK have trouble financially? This super aggressive expansion seems very risky, no?

User currently offlineSchweigend From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 621 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7027 times:

Very exciting! These flight timings for TK allow plenty of good connections to/from UA at IAH.

Along with United starting EWR-IST, this points to a closer relationship for the two airlines. But when just I checked various routings for connecting itineraries, UA and TK didn't seem to have any codeshares. To Be Announced?

And I wonder who will cater Turkish at IAH -- LSG or UA's Chelsea?

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 5):
Boy that seems like a long way away to plan a flight being 10 months out. Are they hurting for planes that they can't start it sooner or are loads poor in the winter?
Blue

I think ten months is the furthest out that flights can be loaded into CRSs. So this means TK is offering seats for sale at the earliest possible moment.

They seem quite serious about launching IAH!


User currently offlinebehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4793 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6552 times:

These timings of IST-IAH-IST are very good for TK to capture high yielding pax bound to the oil cities of Saudi Arabia, Central Asia and North Africa. In addition, the connections in both directions are very good for KHI, BOM, DAC and DEL hence they will in turn be a big threat to QR more so than TK as QR out of IAH is more reliant on Indian Subcontinent traffic compared to EK.

With QR no longer code sharing with UA, TK's entry into IAH represents a serious threat for them as one can guarantee within 18 months, this new TK IAH flight will be upgraded from 4 weekly to a daily B77W.


User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4446 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6365 times:

Quoting Schweigend (Reply 9):
They seem quite serious about launching IAH!

Seriously!!!
TK this year already launched Bremen, Leipzig, EDI, Kigali (Rwanda), Aalborg and Billund in Denmark, Yanbu and Taif in Saudi Arabia , Novosibirsk and soon EZE add-on to GRU, Ulan Bator (Mongolia), Osh (Kyrgyzstan).
Today TK announced Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada in Egypt , Niamey (Niger), Ougadougou (Burkino Faso), , Douala and Yaounde (Cameroon) and Sebha (Libya).
I kinda lost track about all these new destinations, trying to keep up like everyone else. I have a feeling TK is trying to establish itself as one of the airlines that flies to most destinations from a single hub. I think the number is over 200 non-stop destinations out of IST nowadays.
NOTE: TK still growing double digit pax numbers, has 180 jets in its fleet and has orders to receive another 40 or so (321/738/739) within the next 3 year.


User currently offlinethegreatRDU From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4724 times:

Quoting TK787 (Reply 11):

They will launch Kinshasa (FIH) in August also....

But I too wonder about this airline's finances..



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User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4446 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4662 times:

Quoting thegreatRDU (Reply 12):
But I too wonder about this airline's finances..

True but few things in TK's favor. Oil prices are lower and labor costs are about 30% less than in Europe, recently the government made it illegal for airline employees to strike. IST is very congested but still TK on course to carry 38mil pax this year.
January-May 2012 pax numbers up 18.9%, loads up 5.6% to 74.3% compared to same period last year.
I have no idea how they do this, month after month.


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25524 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4624 times:

Quoting Schweigend (Reply 9):
And I wonder who will cater Turkish at IAH -- LSG or UA's Chelsea?

THY utilizes Do&Co exclusively on longhaul services, which includes the onboard chef.

For cities where Do&Co do not have their own kitchens, they will subcontract with an existing vendor that can support the demanding Do&Co standards. (and if not they will use an off airport kitchen like a hotel, or catering service).

[Edited 2012-06-18 09:57:43]


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User currently offlineFlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4332 times:

Announced by the City of Houston:
http://www.fly2houston.com/0/3919774/0/83280/

I guess in 2015 they will have to switch to Hobby...  Wink

EDIT to fix link

[Edited 2012-06-18 11:33:45]


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User currently offlinesq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1635 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4254 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 14):
For cities where Do&Co do not have their own kitchens, they will subcontract with an existing vendor that can support the demanding Do&Co standards. (and if not they will use an off airport kitchen like a hotel, or catering service).

Wow that's quite impressive!



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User currently onlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13154 posts, RR: 100
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4201 times:
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TK expects a profit this year:
http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...d-of-jumbo-jets-on-surging-traffic

"The airline also expects to boost profit this year even as a debt crisis in Europe slows global economic growth.

“This year’s going to be much better,” Kotil said, ahead of the International Air Transport Association annual meeting. The carrier made an 18.5 million lira ($10 million) profit last year. Analysts had expected a loss.
"

I'm not sure why the discussion about financial trouble. What is Turkish Airlines bond rating currently? (Thanks in advance, I couldn't find a quick link.)

Quoting Tdan (Thread starter):
IAH-IST is loaded and available for bookings starting April 1, 2013:

Wow! I'll have to be less cynical about one of the proposed TK routes to North America.  
Seriously, good to hear.

Quoting Schweigend (Reply 9):
I think ten months is the furthest out that flights can be loaded into CRSs. So this means TK is offering seats for sale at the earliest possible moment.

That is an interesting way to grab attention.

Quoting FlyingSicilian (Reply 15):
I guess in 2015 they will have to switch to Hobby...

   So Hobby is 748/A388 ready?   My above link has TK in 'discussions.'



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User currently offlineCOflyerBOS From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3917 times:

I for one, cannot wait for this flight. I no longer fly for business, but my next "big" vacation was going to include Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, and possibly Syria. Now I know when I will plan it.

Looking forward to the flight. Welcome to Houston!


User currently offlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3967 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3908 times:

Quoting COflyerBOS (Reply 18):
I for one, cannot wait for this flight. I no longer fly for business, but my next "big" vacation was going to include Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, and possibly Syria. Now I know when I will plan it.

Looking forward to the flight. Welcome to Houston!

Turkey is a great place to visit, been there on 3 occasions and love it.

Indeed, welcome to H-Town THY, hope to fly you guys soon.



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User currently offlinetraindoc From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

Maybe EK and QR will also move to HOU. Won't WN have an extra intl gate when they start their intl service?  

User currently offlinetoxtethogrady From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

Well, the route was announced - to a collective yawn from the Houston newspapers. Nothing in the Chronicle about this yet. What, they don't cover Houston business news?

User currently offlineFlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

Quoting toxtethogrady (Reply 21):
Well, the route was announced - to a collective yawn from the Houston newspapers. Nothing in the Chronicle about this yet. What, they don't cover Houston business news?

A link was on the front top of the Houston Chronicle webpage yesterday:
http://blog.chron.com/houstonpolitic...ar-new-carrier-coming-to-bush-iah/



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