Hello from the northernmost capital in the world - Reykjavík -
Yes, due to internet we also constantly are in touch with the airline world news
Here is some follow-up news regarding my posted thread.
Friday, May 21 2004 @ 01:44 PM
Central Daylight Time
Turkish Airlines is in talks with U.S. aircraft maker Boeing and Europe's Airbus on the purchase or rental of new planes, the national flag carrier said.
THY general manager Abdurrahman Gundogdu said he expected the talks to be completed by the end of the year. He told reporters that 12 or 13 rented aircraft would enter the fleet in June in place of 11 RJ
type planes which have been temporarily withdrawn from the fleet for maintenance. "We have signed contracts on 12-13 planes. These will be put to use at the end of May or in June," Gundogdu said at a signing ceremony in Istanbul.
The number of planes in the THY fleet fell to 53-54 planes as a result of the suspension of the 11 BAE Systems (BA) regional jets. "This figure will rise to 65 in June. Our fleet will rise further this year to 67-68 (planes)," he said.
The state-run airline, slated for privatisation, said late last year it would acquire 19 new aircraft.