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Turkish Airlines Considering 150 Airbus'  
User currently offlineChiad From Norway, joined May 2006, 1131 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 11680 times:

Bloomberg reports that Turkish Airlines is considering the purchase of about 150 Airbus SAS aircraft, including the A380.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-0...ir-for-150-jets-minister-says.html

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User currently offlineytz From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 1972 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 11554 times:

I'd say they'll need 150 narrowbodies in a few years just to start the narrowbody fleet renewal.

Wonder where they are going to fit all these airplanes.....

[Edited 2013-01-11 12:47:53]

User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 11509 times:

I'm really surprised Boeing isn't in the running here with their 739ER and 748I


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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11211 times:

Wait a minute... isn't their fleet already (for the most part) comprised of new airplanes?
If I'm not mistaken, they've got A320s, 737NG's, A330's, 77W's, with more new airplanes already on the way!


User currently offlineytz From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 1972 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11191 times:

TK has a very promising cargo business. I'm surprised that they are interested in the A380 at all. It would seem to me that the 77W and 77X would interest them the most. Along with 321NEOs for short-haul.

The 321NEO would be very interesting. TK could reach northern India with it. That could make for some more frequencies to BOM and DEL. Instead of a 333/343 per day, maybe two 321NEO runs per day. And maybe allow TK to open up services to AMD, PNQ, JAI, IDR and maybe GOI.

It's not like the 333/343's used today offer any great comfort. Going to 321NEOs would not make that much of a material difference to most pax.

But new daily services to those kinds of destinations above would be a game changer for Europe-India and North America-India via IST.


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24831 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10890 times:

Not much of a surprise.

This is the anticipated follow on narrow body order. Requirement is for 100 frames plus options.

Quoting ytz (Reply 4):
TK could reach northern India with it. That could make for some more frequencies to BOM and DEL. Instead of a 333/343 per day, maybe two 321NEO runs per day. And maybe allow TK to open up services to AMD, PNQ, JAI, IDR and maybe GOI.

Any new India service is reliant on a new bilateral.

TK has long asked for rights to 3 additional India service points, and to go double daily at DEL and BOM, but so far no movement on the Indian side.

As such with limited frequency allocation, using large capacity aircraft is the preference.



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30564 posts, RR: 84
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10765 times:
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TK spilt their widebody order, so I wonder if they will do the same for their narrowbody?

User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12408 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 9509 times:

Could this be the "significant order" that John Leahy spoke about late last year?

Wonder if the proposed deal includes anything between the A32X Neo and the A380.

It is noteworthy that this comes from a French minister, not a Turkish minister; the French minister is obviously anxious to talk up the Airbus side, but I wonder if the Turkish govt will want TK to include some Boeing acft to keep the Americans happy?


User currently offlineUnited885 From Germany, joined Apr 2011, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 8503 times:

But didn´t said TK recently, that they don´t want the A380 or the 747-8 in the next time? I remember that they ordered more 77W´s and A330´s because they are not interested in much bigger aircrafts.


I haven´t been everywhere, but it´s on my list.
User currently offlinemercure1 From French Polynesia, joined Jul 2008, 1297 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5670 times:

Quoting ytz (Reply 4):
The 321NEO would be very interesting. TK could reach northern India with it.

Yes indeed, the 90%LF (2 class/170pax) ESAD range is expected to be right at 3000nm. That should do it for the normal BOM/DEL-IST routings w/ annual winds.


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