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Turkish Aviation September 2013

Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:05 pm

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Forgive me if I start this thread a bit cloudy, I got off TK3 about 6 hours ago and still trying to stay awake... 
This was my first TK A330-300 trip, first TK 3 trip also.
Let me tell you, it is not the easiest to get up at 4:45am to catch this 7:25 leave IST-JFK flight.
Again this is my first Y experience on TK for a long time. I have been flying Comfort but this time, last minute ticket and some other budgetary issues, I had to fly Y on TK3 for work, hopefully for the last time.

TC-JNM "Samsun" had a full load today. It was a lot of firsts for me on this flight.
-I have never seen specialty meals delivered through the same door the pax were boarding, very unprofessional.
-FA asking the gate agents to check some luggage (gate check), they had no idea how to deal with it.
-I have never seen giant garbage bags piled up at the doors during the flight, no place to store it???
-I have never seen this many infants on a flight, never seen people changing diapers in the cabin???
-Never seen one of the chefs coming off from his rest in a t-shirt, carrying his uniform in his hand???
-An FA eating a piece of cheese with her hands 15 minutes before touch down and complaining that she is starving

Alll and all it was chaotic, the whole flight, constant shuttling of food, trays, bags, drinks back and forth...Slow, unattractive service. The whole plane looked like a war zone when we landed. Good luck to the cleaning crew to turn it around on time.

On the plus side, most of the front lavs were larger than what I'm used to, I even came across a handicapped lav in the Y section, very generously spaced.
Also thanks to the in flight entertainment, iphone and my noise cancelling headphones, I was happy.
The Y seats on the A333 is not comfortable for me for 10:40 hrs flight. I hope I never have to do that again.

Besides my personal blah blah, here is some questions from last month;
- From new member; Turkish777X (Welcome to a.net!!)
"In the last and days and weeks I was able to witness that the night departures to Shanghai and Peking were seriously delayed by more than 5-6 hours and waiting for the other south east asian arrivals to depart with the arriving metal. Is TK short of aircraft or what is the reason for such delays?

Does anybody have further information on the three ex-Gulfair A332? When are they arriving and is there any information on the final cabin layout?

In the past days more and more expanded bilateral rights were granted to turkey. However, there is still a huge difference compared to Emirates' rights. What are they doing better than the turkish officials? For instance, TK has desperately trying to gain further access to China and was not really that successful compared to Emirates."

-From OA260;
"Turkey’s competition board has decided to launch an investigation into Turkish Airlines, following a previous complaint filed by rival Pegasus."


Also last month I flew 4 TK, 2 Pegasus domestic flights, all on time, all full.. IST is becoming really crowded, SAW is not that far behind either. Also this is affecting the traffic to and fro from those airports, even the HAVAS busses are having a hard time keeping up.

Welcome, and please continue here with your views, news, photos, rumors, suggestions and good old sense of humor,
TK787
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:54 am

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
In the last and days and weeks I was able to witness that the night departures to Shanghai and Peking were seriously delayed by more than 5-6 hours and waiting for the other south east asian arrivals to depart with the arriving metal. Is TK short of aircraft or what is the reason for such delays?

These delays with TK020 and TK026 have been happening quite often indeed. Again on Friday night (early Saturday morning), TK delayed the TK020 to PEK until 7 am, waiting for some inbound equipment to arrive from one of the overnight longhauls. TK020 and TK026 are of course the ideal targets for such a delay as they have 9 and 7 hours on the ground in PEK and PVG respectively anyway, so these delays can immediately be made up.

The TK B77W fleet is scheduled very tightly and any more or less extensive maintenance requirement will often result in operational issues with this subfleet.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:13 am

Recently flew QR and EK on J, and have been quite disappointed about their lounges after having experienced TK's one in IST.

Moreover, the J product on both EK and QR is not better than TK's one, when comparing 777/333 hard products of each airline.
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:49 am

Hi 787 thanks again for a proper tread  

As you mention early morning widebody departures always chaotic, beauce as always there no sufficent ground time, staff and equipment. Most probably your plane was one of the early arrival which has not more than 2 hrs ground time. Cleaning maintenance loading off loading all made this short time with including a ground crew shift change. TK management should not squeze timetable so much. 777 fleet alsa suffers this, in event a minimal accident, mx issuse or something else whole timetable collapses.

Last month a member asked about leased 330's; as far as I heard from a friend they sitting on a hangar in US, waiting incoming inspections. Unfortunatelly work is going very very slow; we have a plenty of time to see them.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:07 am

I was just looking for travel options for the upcoming bayram, and I came across a tour package to Bangkok which includes Atlas Jet flights both ways. Sure they are charters but can they fly non-stop with their Airbuses? Or will they go for wide bodies again?
Here are the details of the flights for those interested:
KK301 SAW 23h BKK 12h00
KK302 BKK 22h SAW 03h00
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:53 pm

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
This was my first TK A330-300 trip, first TK 3 trip also.
Let me tell you, it is not the easiest to get up at 4:45am to catch this 7:25 leave IST-JFK flight.

Welcome home.

Personally I actually love that flight. Minimal traffic to get to IST. The airport is not too crowded, breakfast in the lounge is good, and you arrive at JFK where customs is quiet also before the big afternoon rush. Also I can catch onward domestic US flights pretty easy.

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
In the past days more and more expanded bilateral rights were granted to turkey. However, there is still a huge difference compared to Emirates' rights. What are they doing better than the turkish officials? For instance, TK has desperately trying to gain further access to China and was not really that successful compared to Emirates."

Turkey and China only few years ago got a new bilateral. TK can run 21-weekly flights, plus cargo. That is pretty good. TK is however trying to work out a deal with Air China to allow double daily PEK services.

Its not a matter of what Turkish or UAE government are going, but they have different advantages. For example to Europe, TK can run circles around what EK can do. EK cant add more service to Germany or France, while TK can come and go as it wants. Same in Africa and most MidEast counties. Even in Asia, Turkey just signed the new bilateral with Japan that will see service more than double. Also Turkey got a new bilateral with Russia which allow further increase in the massive market.

Quoting boun (Reply 4):
I was just looking for travel options for the upcoming bayram, and I came across a tour package to Bangkok which includes Atlas Jet flights both ways.

Are these via its Kyrgyzstan venture?
I heard they would also have service to Seoul, Beijing, Colombo and Phuket in the Far East eventually via Bishkek.
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:06 pm

How many daily flights do Emirates have to IST? What aircraft?

A couple of years ago, I remember an Emirates executive saying that EK would start A380 service to IST soon and also start a flight to AYT form Dubai.

Do you guys see EK upgrading IST to A380 anytime soon? Is IST A380 ready?

Is AYT a dream for EK?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:14 am

I used PGS and Atlas for my short Dalaman trip last week and I have couple of notes for those trips
1) Whenever I use PGS to Dalaman , flight always made a right turn after the take off at SWA and landed thru land whereas when I take Anadolu or TK they always make a big tour over Istanbul (left turn) ,passes over Atatürk airport and lands over the see at Dalaman . Is it coincided or ??
2) Both Pegasus and Atlas cabin crew looked like they were just called from their house to help airlines out . I indeed salute for TK cabin crews after seeing PGS and Atlas crews .However, seat pitch is very good on Atlas and their 320 looked very new .
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:37 am

EK used to use 332/343 equipment, but these have been upgraded to 773 in the past couple of years. There are eleven weekly flights.

Personally, I cannot see EK upgrading to 388's yet. There needs to be more frequency before increasing capacity.

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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:27 pm

Quoting umit (Reply 7):
Do you guys see EK upgrading IST to A380 anytime soon? Is IST A380 ready?

I don't think that IST is A380 ready, not for aircraft wise (air bridge) and not for transit wise.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:10 pm

Quoting Northstar80 (Reply 6):
Is AYT a dream for EK?

Yes it is, for the time being!

Last time I visited AUH back in Feb13, I met with the Turkish Trade Attaché. He said that UAE proposed to lift all visa restrictions for Turkish Citizens in exchange for unlimited EK flight rights to any Turkish Airport. But Turkey refused this proposal.

Sometimes I wonder how cheap are these visa restrictions.  

If I'm not mistaken, EK used to fly 14 weekly with a daily 773 and 773/772/332 mixture, which is now reduced. On the other hand for the last 1-2 years, TK has increased frequency to double daily and upgauged the metal.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:09 pm

Quoting thaiflyer (Reply 9):




There are two gates which can accomodate A380, but I am not sure about taxiways and runways.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:53 am

QR is adding one more weekly flight to its DOH ESB sector as of September 18th and making DOH ESB DOH 4 weekly overall.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:14 am

SHGM signs civil aviatiıon agreement with Cambodia, including 5th freedom from BKK and DAC to points in Cambodia. We might be seeing IST-DAC-PNH soon I guess.

Source (in Turkish): http://www.airporthaber.com/havacili...-154-ulkeyle-anlasma-imzaladi.html
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:42 am

Regarding the A380, DHMI said in 2011 or so they would make 7 airports capable of handling ADG VI (A380 & B748) category aircraft.
So whether IST is ready today or not I dont know, but the plan is certainly to be able to handle it.
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:46 pm

Quoting ankaraflyjet (Reply 12):
SHGM signs civil aviatiıon agreement with Cambodia, including 5th freedom from BKK and DAC to points in Cambodia. We might be seeing IST-DAC-PNH soon I guess.

Oooh ... I like that! DAC-PNH or DAC-SGN would be interesting links to have!  

In last years schedule, the TK used to sit about 9 hours in DAC ... and I hoped for a SGN route then. Looks like TK thought something along the lines - but for PNH. I know some people who travels this route (DAC-PNH) for business and currently go via BKK - they'd love this route if it happens!
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:46 pm

Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 1):
These delays with TK020 and TK026 have been happening quite often indeed. Again on Friday night (early Saturday morning), TK delayed the TK020 to PEK until 7 am, waiting for some inbound equipment to arrive from one of the overnight longhauls. TK020 and TK026 are of course the ideal targets for such a delay as they have 9 and 7 hours on the ground in PEK and PVG respectively anyway, so these delays can immediately be made up.

Today TK1985/6 flights were swapped from the regular leased 9W 777 to 2 737 Boeing aircrafts.
Is it simply possible to send two 737 instead of a 777 with respect to slot restrictions at LHR?

Moreover, TK is increasing its tringular IST - KGL - EBB route to six weekly.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:58 am

And TK sponsors another team. This time Aston Villa for the 2013/2014 season.
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:04 am

Does anyone have insight as to how the IAH flight is doing? It has been a few months since it started and is 6x weekly now. Any news on potentially going to a daily flight?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:35 am

IAH Load factors -

Apr - 75.4
May - 88.3
Jun - 92.2
Jul - 91.3

It should be daily with the S14 schedule, but I've also heard rumors of switch to A340 however. 77Ws are needed more in the Far-East.
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:04 am

Wow, those loads are great. Not sure of the yield, but I would assume it is strong as well. Can't say as I would mind seeing another A340 at IAH. It has been a while since we have had a regular A340 flight. I love 777W's, but we have quite a few of those from our international carriers right now. The A340 would add a little flair to the IAH lineup. Bring it on TK.

[Edited 2013-09-05 20:05:36]
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:29 am

Yields are pretty trashy. Much of the summer loads were filled with introductory fares trying to gain marketshare.
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:23 pm

I see that the TK used a 77W to take the Olympics committee to Argentina non stop. LED to EZE.
Any idea if it will stay there till the return? How can the very busy TK 77W fleet afford to take one frame off rotation?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:10 pm

A little story about Turkish Airlines "TK 1933" fragrance.

Creation of the scent was multi-year endeavour, with the finalist selections enduring a 15-month period of extensive research and testing involving customers.

The winning scent evoked feelings of trust, peace, happiness, serenity and pleasure amongst the test group.


Turkish Airlines new brand smell brings a sense of relaxation and happiness
http://www.airlinequality.com/news/tk1933.htm

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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:58 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 23):

Oh no!! I was going to reply "Can't wait to smell the roses.."
Then I read the article, "...created by the international perfume company, MG Gulcicek...."
Please say it isn't...rosewater.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:46 am

DHMI Passanger Numbers for August 2013 has been published on its web site.

- IST keeps the pace with 15% growth
- ESB is increasing its performance with 17% growth (20% domestic)
- SAW is exploding with 21% growth (30% international, waww !)
- ADB, AYT and other major cities in Anatolia also keeps the pace

I think Pegasus' unique hub&spoke LCC strategy proves to be very successful as reflected to SAW numbers. After TK, I trust that now we have another emerging carrier on global scale.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:57 am

TK to start SAW-TLV, bringing up the number of TK flights between Istanbul and Telaviv to 46 weekly.
http://airlineroute.net/2013/09/09/tk-tlv-w13/

I think this is going to be more and more of the case until the new airport opens. No more room left for growth at IST, TK has to move more flights to SAW. Let's see how Pegasus deals with that.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:07 am

This is cool!
TK to open up stores at airports where you can shop with M&S miles;
http://kokpit.aero/ugur-cebeci-thy-magazasi-aciliyor (in Turkish)
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:28 am

Quoting TK787 (Reply 26):
TK flights between Istanbul and Telaviv to 46 weekly.

53 with the new SAW flights. Up to 8 daily between 2 cities...
Flown 4I 9U AA AB AF AZ BA BD BR CA CU CX EI FR HV JK JP JU KK KL KM LH LX MA ME MS NG OA OK QR OS RJ RO SA SK SQ SR SU
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:57 am

I was looking at some US DOT reports and noticed the JFK-IST has become the largest US-Africa/Middle East airport pair in 2012.
Previously this title was held by JFK-TLV alternating with JFK-DXB in recent years.

For fun here is the breakdown and ranking of US-Turkey market.

Ranking - Airports - Passengers - Growth - Load factor
1. JFK-IST - 891,759 - +26.0% - 81.3%
7. LAX-IST - 392,450 - +78.1% - 85.1%
19. ORD-IST - 162,703 - +1.0% - 78.9%
21. IAD-IST - 152,925 - +34.8% - 80.0%
36. EWR-IST - 52,314 - new - 81.7%

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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:33 am

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 29):
7. LAX-IST - 392,450 - +78.1% - 85.1%

The growth rate is probably not very meaningful as the flight frequency probably changed between the comparison periods. But even then, with just weekly flights ... LAX seems to be doing great for TK ... 7th place is VERY GOOD ... almost half of JFK volumes. Time for a second daily?  
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:50 am

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 29):
1. JFK-IST - 891,759 - +26.0% - 81.3%

I'm surprised as EK "now" has 2 daily A388 and 1 daily 77W (via MXP) to JFK. I'd have expected DXB-JFK to be on top of the list. Can you share us top 10 of the list?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:37 pm

It is still hard to believe DL and UA can't make this route work.
 
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Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:58 pm

Here were the Top-10 routes in 2012 between USA and Africa/Middle East.

Ranking - Airports - Passengers - Growth - Load factor
1. JFK-IST - 891,759 - +26.0% - 81.3%
2. JFK-DXB - 686,452 - +6.8% - 86.7%
3. JFK-TLV - 646,501 - (-0.8%) - 87.8%
4. ORD-AUH - 518,528 - +61.7% - 80.6%
6. LAX-DXB - 407,926 - (-14.5%) - 91.0%
7. LAX-IST - 392,450 - +78.1% - 85.1%
8. JFK-DOH - 359,197 - +11.4% - 82.9%
9. IAD-DOH - 355,389 - +11.0% - 82.0%
10.SFO-DXB - 351,836 - (-9.9%) - 80.4%

Quoting TK105 (Reply 31):
I'm surprised as EK "now" has 2 daily A388 and 1 daily 77W (via MXP) to JFK. I'd have expected DXB-JFK to be on top of the list.

Keep in mind, only nonstops would get counted. A JFK-MXP flight would get counted as a US-Italy flight.

Quoting ASA (Reply 30):
Time for a second daily?

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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:07 pm

IST in Africa/Middle East ?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:40 pm

Quoting emrecan (Reply 34):

According to CNN's 'Inside the Middle East' and 'Middle East Business Report' shows, yes, they recent showed Istanbul as the culinary capital of....the Middle East!
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:50 pm

The US DOT classifies the world into 3 geographic areas. Atlantic, Latin and Pacific.

Then the Atlantic is further divided into smaller sections including Africa/Middle East where Turkey is categorized as.
I agree Turkey should today be counted in Europe, but many of these regional classifications go back to before I was born....

Anyhow, for fun, if Turkey was to be considered a Europe market by the DOT, JFK-IST would the 10th largest airport pair in 2012.
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:26 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 33):

Here were the Top-10 routes in 2012 between USA and Africa/Middle East.

Ranking - Airports - Passengers - Growth - Load factor
1. JFK-IST - 891,759 - +26.0% - 81.3%
2. JFK-DXB - 686,452 - +6.8% - 86.7%
3. JFK-TLV - 646,501 - (-0.8%) - 87.8%
4. ORD-AUH - 518,528 - +61.7% - 80.6%
6. LAX-DXB - 407,926 - (-14.5%) - 91.0%
7. LAX-IST - 392,450 - +78.1% - 85.1%
8. JFK-DOH - 359,197 - +11.4% - 82.9%
9. IAD-DOH - 355,389 - +11.0% - 82.0%
10.SFO-DXB - 351,836 - (-9.9%) - 80.4%

Number 5 missing? or typo?  
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:34 pm

Turkish Airlines privatization not on the agenda, authority says

Claims that the sale of 49 percent of Turkish Airlines shares would be finalized this month were not confirmed by the Privatization Authority in a written statement Sept.11.

“No such operation to privatize shares of the company has been initiated. Such claims should not be considered true, until the Privatization Authority announces it to be the case,” the statement said, contradicted a story on the issue published on website Mergermarket.com

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/tur...pageID=238&nID=54277&NewsCatID=345

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In an interview in the Greek Press head of Pegasus said they intend to build up the ATH route with more frequencies and also next year maybe add a few more destinations i.e.: Islands.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:42 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 38):
Turkish Airlines privatization not on the agenda, authority says

The news that it might happen moved the stock price 10% in the morning, but ended the day 0.6% lower.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:24 pm

Whoops...

5. EWR-TLV - 499,979 - (-1.5%) - 87.6%
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:48 am

wow ... NYC-TLV is really a big market. Is TK getting a piece of this pie as well?

So ... the airline wise ranking is something like:

1. TK
2. EK
3. LY
4. EY
5. LY
6. EK
7. TK
8. QR
9. QR
10. EK

So (according to the Top 10 only) TK and EK are dominating USA's connections with Middle East and beyond ... with QR following a bit behind. LY is not providing much connections, I presume.

[Edited 2013-09-11 17:49:20]
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:27 pm

By the way. Turkish Cargo starting to fly Istanbul Ataturk-Singapore Changi airport with Airbus A330-200F's:
http://kokpit.aero/turkish-cargo-singapura-ucacak
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:13 pm

Quoting tozbek (Reply 42):

Great news.
What is the number of 332Fs up to now? 4 owned (1 more arriving next year) and 2 leased?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:24 pm

Atlas Jet leases CS-TRI from Hifly for Hadj operations. Maybe we can see the aircraft on scheduled services or ETS charters before that.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:32 pm

Quoting boun (Reply 44):
CS-TRI

what is it??
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:57 pm

Quoting Northstar80 (Reply 45):
what is it??

An A330-300
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:17 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 43):
Great news.
What is the number of 332Fs up to now? 4 owned (1 more arriving next year) and 2 leased?

They have 5 owned frames in their fleet. The latest one just arrived a few days ago. Moreover, they have two leased ones from MNG Cargo and MASKargo.
On top of that you have 3 A310s, all in all a fleet of 10 cargo planes.

Quite big in my opinion. There are constantly rumors that they will be buying some 777F too, but nothing official yet.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:40 am

TK plans to introduce a new menu on their international flights from next months on.
Some key facts: more options available will be available and passenger may create their own menus 24h prior to departure.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation September 2013

Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:20 pm

TK have appointed a new global add agency. Miami based Crispin Porter + Bogusky replaces Turkish agency Alametifarika.


Also last week TK opened its premium arrivals lounge at IST. The lounge that will be open between 0500-1300 will permit inbound customers opportunity to refresh after their flight.
Besides shower and food facilities, the lounge will offer things like clothes ironing and business meeting area.
The lounge was designed by Turkish Do & Co and is of similar motif to the international premium departure lounge.
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