TK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4739 posts, RR: 11 Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2225 times:
Here is the latest from TK Chairman of the Board, Hamdi Topcu; (from kokpit.aero)
-TK will finish the year with 32 new destinations
-TK pax numbers will reach 40mil this year and expected to be 46mil next year.
-TK fleet plans to have 350 frames by 2020.
We are still waiting for an order for more 77Ws next month. (Rumor 10-15)
leftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 727 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2149 times:
Impressive goals indeed. Not to beat a dead horse, but without the 3rd airport (for which no tender has been held yet) these will be impossible to achieve. They could see huge delays and massive passenger backlash without better / larger facilities.
TK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4739 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1649 times:
Quoting TK787 (Thread starter): We are still waiting for an order for more 77Ws next month. (Rumor 10-15)
Well, now that this is done we can wait on the single aisle order.
Quoting ymincrement (Reply 3): Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 1):
Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 1):
but without the 3rd airport (for which no tender has been held yet) these will be impossible to achieve.
that is definetly what I think..
We have seen over the last decade how flexible TK can be. I have a feeling they will find some genius ways to improve IST till the new one is finished. Maybe moving more ops to SAW if it gets really bad and transferring people between IST and SAW.
Quoting ymincrement (Reply 3): Also TK should have more wide bodies. last time when I flew to London there was no place in 737.. pilot even told me that they are always full to London 3 times a day..
In a few years TK will have substantial size large WB fleet. TK already uses WBs to London, heck even to ADB. As you might know, a full plane doesn't necessarily means a profitable route. It needs to make financial sense to use WB in a route. You have to think about cargo. TK has to take in consideration the slow winter months, fuel costs, maintenance, crew costs while fleet planning. That is why airplane manufacturers have tons of different combinations/series of the same aircraft. I am sure when the time is right TK will fly 332/333 to many short/medium haul routes.