ytz From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 1444 posts, RR: 23 Reply 4, posted (4 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 9811 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.
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 22077 posts, RR: 51 Reply 5, posted (4 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 9510 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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kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 11958 posts, RR: 37 Reply 7, posted (4 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8129 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?