LAXintl
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Turkish Airlines Leases Additional A330s

Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:13 am

Per news report, THY airlines will be picking up 3 ex Gulf Air A330-200 on sublease from ILFC.

I believe the tails in question are MSN 527, 529 and 532 which are 3 of 4 widebodies Gulf Air placed into storage this March as part of the carriers restructuring plans.

Aircraft will be delivered to THY following overhaul in the US.

Story:
http://www.airporthaber.com/havacili...losuna-yeni-a330lar-katiliyor.html

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RE: Turkish Airlines Leases Additional A330s

Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:30 am

Thanks for breaking the news as always. Would you happen to know how many years will they be in TK colors?
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RE: Turkish Airlines Leases Additional A330s

Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:33 pm

Per Istanbul Stock Exchange filing, the term is 6-years.
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RE: Turkish Airlines Leases Additional A330s

Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:23 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
I believe the tails in question are MSN 527, 529 and 532 which are 3 of 4 widebodies Gulf Air placed into storage this March as part of the carriers restructuring plans.


Fantastic to see these birds finding a new owner. Any word on what's happening to cn 992

[Edited 2013-06-19 08:25:00]
 
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RE: Turkish Airlines Leases Additional A330s

Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:38 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
the term is 6-years

With a 6-year lease, it probably makes sense for TK to change the configuration of these aircraft in to a similar configuration of the existing A332 fleet. I believe these aircraft are still configured in their old MEA configuration.
 
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RE: Turkish Airlines Leases Additional A330s

Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:09 pm

These 3 planes are originally MEA and then they came to GF. Their configuration is 42J (cradle seats offering a 42 inch seat pitch) along with 208Y class seats. The J class seats are very sub-standard for this day and age and its good to see that TK will be refurbishing them to get it in line with its own on board cabin product before taking delivery !

So with 3 additional A332s coming in during W13, we can expect to see lots of capacity/frequency upgrades and maybe a new interesting medium/long haul destination.
 
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RE: Turkish Airlines Leases Additional A330s

Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:15 pm

Quoting behramjee (Reply 5):
So with 3 additional A332s coming in during W13, we can expect to see lots of capacity/frequency upgrades and maybe a new interesting medium/long haul destination

I believe that will also depend on how much longer the leased EI-EZL, TC-JNF and TC-JNG frames will be staying with TK.

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