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Turkmenistan Airlines First 777-200LR

Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:13 pm

On March 26. Turkmenistan’s national flag carrier, Turkmenistan Airlines, took delivery of the first of two 777-200LRs it had on order.

The delivery coincided with the opening of a new terminal at the Ashgabat International airport.

Congrats to Turkmenistan Airlines on a beautiful aircraft!

Livery is very plain...


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RE: Turkmenistan Airlines First 777-200LR

Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:17 pm

Where are they going to fly this aircraft to? I can't imagine that there is THAT much demand between Europe and Turkmenistan let alone Turkmenistan and India.

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RE: Turkmenistan Airlines First 777-200LR

Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:29 pm

Is this the one that's pretty much VIP transport for the Presidency?
 
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RE: Turkmenistan Airlines First 777-200LR

Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:29 pm

No, especially as they don't like to give out visas. Maybe they'll start to offer connections between Europe and Asia, Emirates style.
 
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RE: Turkmenistan Airlines First 777-200LR

Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:50 pm

Quoting Miami (Thread starter):
Livery is very plain...

At least the engine is now green compared to the VIP 777 (EZ-A777)

Quoting LFutia (Reply 1):
Where are they going to fly this aircraft to?

Their Facebook page has an article in Turkmen and translating into Turkish (best I could come up with), they mention KUL with service starting later to YYZ. Previously mentioned was SGN, HAN and YOW (!!!)

Quoting sw733 (Reply 2):
Is this the one that's pretty much VIP transport for the Presidency?

No, he has one already, EZ-A777.

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RE: Turkmenistan Airlines First 777-200LR

Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:45 pm

Quoting seabosdca (Reply 6):
As a rule, the US isn't too bothered by tinpot dictators unless they try to obtain nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons, or unless they harbor international terrorists. Don't do any of those things and Uncle Sam will leave you alone, and will be happy to sell you a 777-200LR or three.

I just did some reading on the President of Turkmenistan, while it is a dictatorship, life is certainly a little better than the former president who was very closed-minded.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurbanguly_Berdimuhamedow

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RE: Turkmenistan Airlines First 777-200LR

Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:47 am

Quoting pvjin (Reply 7):
Beautiful aircraft although the livery is indeed plain.

The livery is indeed a bit plain but I don't mind it at all. The 77L is such a beast with those GE90s that it is hard to make one not look good...
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RE: Turkmenistan Airlines First 777-200LR

Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:14 am

Quoting Miami (Thread starter):
Livery is very plain...

It makes a nice change from the usual ex-Soviet/Russian garish colour schemes.
 
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RE: Turkmenistan Airlines First 777-200LR

Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:17 pm

I don't think we'll know where they plan to fly this aircraft until it shows up at an airport somewhere.

Their website is interesting...

http://turkmenairlines.com/

Quoting peterinlisbon (Reply 3):

No, especially as they don't like to give out visas. Maybe they'll start to offer connections between Europe and Asia, Emirates style.

They kind of already do this to an extent. They fly to a few cities in India and have timed their flights to connect with European-bound flights in ASB.
 
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RE: Turkmenistan Airlines First 777-200LR

Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:34 pm

I see they have a few cropdusters in their fleet as well.
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RE: Turkmenistan Airlines First 777-200LR

Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:30 pm

Quoting MHTripple7 (Reply 8):
Their website is interesting...

Oh, wow... Until recently there wasn't even an actual, functioning web site (I assume this one does function).
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RE: Turkmenistan Airlines First 777-200LR

Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:39 am

Quoting LFutia (Reply 5):
I just did some reading on the President of Turkmenistan, while it is a dictatorship, life is certainly a little better than the former president who was very closed-minded.

Yeah I had the privilege of traveling through there in 2001 when their bizarre former president "Turkmenbashi" was ruling, got to see the big gold statue of him in the center of Ashgabat that rotates to always face the sun.

Back then I got to fly a Tu-154 up north to Dashoguz, which of course had a picture of the president in the front of the cabin.
 
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RE: Turkmenistan Airlines First 777-200LR

Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:02 am

Their web site is fantastic: they didn't pay for the photo from iStockphoto, so it still has the watermark on it. Classy!
 
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RE: Turkmenistan Airlines First 777-200LR

Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:43 am

Quoting BOACCunard (Reply 10):
Oh, wow... Until recently there wasn't even an actual, functioning web site (I assume this one does function).

I take that back; the current site doesn't appear to function. I suppose it's just for show.
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RE: Turkmenistan Airlines First 777-200LR

Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:51 am

Quoting BOACCunard (Reply 13):
I take that back; the current site doesn't appear to function. I suppose it's just for show.

One function works - changing the language................  
 
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RE: Turkmenistan Airlines First 777-200LR

Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:45 am

Quoting BOACCunard (Reply 13):
I take that back; the current site doesn't appear to function. I suppose it's just for show.

Actually the timetable function does work but last I checked, that's the schedule that ends today Saturday 29Mar14….

I hope to fly on their 77L in May. We'll see.

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