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When Did TK Cease IST-BHX?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 2:27 am

When did TK cease its IST-BHX service? I would have assumed, what with so many connections to the Middle East and Central Asia, that it would have done well.
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RE: When Did TK Cease IST-BHX?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 3:05 am

TK used to fly to BHX? Must have been years ago then...
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RE: When Did TK Cease IST-BHX?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 3:11 am

Nah, I saw regular TK 738 machines at BHX last year!
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RE: When Did TK Cease IST-BHX?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 3:13 am

Probably diversions to MAN or charter flights then. TK havent had scheduled flights to BHX in the last 5 years anyway
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RE: When Did TK Cease IST-BHX?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 3:26 am

It came up at Istanbul on the screens! And they seemed to appear whenever I was there. Anyway, perhaps charters more than diversions.

I am surprised there isn't a link anyway, as there are bound to be plenty of people from all areas of the Middle East and Central Asia in the Birmingham/West Midlands areas. And then there's the VOR and pure leisure passengers to IST. Shame the IST-DEL flight doesn't depart 2000-2200 and the IST-KHI flight leaves at 1900 instead of 2000-2200, or else there could be connections to those.

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RE: When Did TK Cease IST-BHX?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 3:52 am


I believe the TK charters were to do with a textiles exhibition being held at the NEC.

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RE: When Did TK Cease IST-BHX?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:03 am

Okie doke.

I am surprised there isn't a link anyway, as there are bound to be plenty of people from all areas of the Middle East and Central Asia in the Birmingham/West Midlands areas. And then there's the VFR (to correct my above post) and pure leisure passengers to IST. Shame the IST-DEL flight doesn't depart 2000-2200 and the IST-KHI flight leaves at 1900 instead of 2000-2200, or else there could be connections to those.
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RE: When Did TK Cease IST-BHX?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 6:22 am

Pe@rson, the problem with TK is that their airfares tend to be more expensive than competitors on UK-Asia/Middle East flights. Looking at airfares say between MAN and CAI, I found that AZ, AF, KL and LH (in that order) are cheaper than TK even though (it can be argued) the latter's service is inferior when compared to the rest.

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RE: When Did TK Cease IST-BHX?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:09 am

Wheesht, you'll have the EDI lot twining about how there isnt an IST-EDI flight shortly  Big grin
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