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scbriml
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Why So Many Turkish Planes At AMS?

Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:11 pm

I spent a pleasant couple of hours on the observation deck at AMS on Wednesday evening. In the space of about 45 minutes, no less than 4 Onur Air A300s landed. When I flew home on Thursday, there were another 3 Turkish planes (Pegasus 737, Corendon 737 & FlyAir MD-80).

Is this normal for AMS?
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Zweed
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RE: Why So Many Turkish Planes At AMS?

Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:28 pm

it is very cheap to go on a charter holiday to Turkey from Holland.
The dutch, they like everything that is cheap. Hence, all the dutch go to Turkey!

And then there is a fairly big turkish population here aswell.

I saw a Turkish Airline A340 two weeks ago from my window at work
 
HBIHLtoEZE
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RE: Why So Many Turkish Planes At AMS?

Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:37 pm

Hi Scbriml

I was in Berlin some days ago- and witnessed something similar when standing on TXL's spectator's terrace: quite a few Turkish planes within few hours.

Berlin is the thrid largest Turkish city in the world (after Istanbul and Bursa), the Kreuzberg quarter for instance makes one think that one is beyond the Bosphorus...what I want to say is, there are a lot of immigrants from Turkey in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, too.

Amsterdam is probably something like the 6th biggest Turkish city (a wild guess).

And as it is July now, it is the height of the holiday season also - from Zurich alone there are 5 flight to Antalya today (July 15).

Turkish airlines usually, from what I have observed, land always close to each other - I can only speculate, but I think it has to do with slots and an optimized time schedule (three Antalya flight arrive within 45 minutes in ZRH today)

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mauriceb
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RE: Why So Many Turkish Planes At AMS?

Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:00 pm

1- turkey is the new ''spain'' for dutch holiday travellers... its cheap, they are very friendly , it not far away, and its very hot in the summer...

2- type ''bijlmermeer'' into google and you will understand that we have lots of turkish carriers

3- they always send in 2 a 3 more planes than the need because they know 1 or 2 will be broken  Wink (fly air, onur air etc)
 
Glareskin
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RE: Why So Many Turkish Planes At AMS?

Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:36 pm

Quoting Zweed (Reply 1):
The dutch, they like everything that is cheap. Hence, all the dutch go to Turkey!

I noticed a lot of Turkish Airlines at DUS last week. I guess the Germans must be semi-Dutch....
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kappel
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RE: Why So Many Turkish Planes At AMS?

Sat Jul 16, 2005 1:10 am

During the holidays, you could almost call it an "airbridge" to Turkey in Amsterdam. I believe before the grounding Onur Air had 70 weekly flights to Holland.
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Nlspot2004
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RE: Why So Many Turkish Planes At AMS?

Sat Jul 16, 2005 2:23 am

Some days in the summer, around 10 flights to Turkey in a few hours.

See for Schiphol movements:
http://www.ams-mov-info.nl
 
A388
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RE: Why So Many Turkish Planes At AMS?

Sat Jul 16, 2005 5:27 am

At my old job at the G-Pier we had 8 flights arriving/departing from the G-Pier within 1 hour, sometimes the entire terminal was used by Turkish (charter) airlines. I also went to Türkiye on holidays a few years ago and it was a great vacation. I flew with Inter Airlines and they were great, very friendly crew, good food and a very comfortable and pleasant flight to Türkiye.

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dutchjet
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RE: Why So Many Turkish Planes At AMS?

Sat Jul 16, 2005 5:30 am

Turkey has become a major tourist destination for Dutch travellers, and this week is the beginning of the Dutch summer holiday period. Thus, its a peak travel day for vacationers, and the Turkish airlines probably scheduled as many flights as possible out of AMS and regional Dutch airports to accommodate the demand.

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