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by TK105
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22960

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Any under the belly figuration for TK 787?

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by TK105
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22960

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Also, at the Tourism Conference, some Turkish colleagues mentioned that ESB really needs rail connections to be more competitive. Why isn't the municipality getting on that? I do not want to start a political debate here, but I think selection of location of ESB is even worse than new IST and it is...

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by TK105
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22960

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Canadian Civil Aviation Authority offered 2 slots per week for YVR IST It is up to TK to accept it now TK’s request for additional slots at Toronto and Montreal was declined I sincerely hope TK goes forward with Vancouver launch, it will be a good start for a new beginning Lets hope Edmonton and/or...

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by TK105
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22960

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

qf789 wrote:
Turkish Airlines 789 TC-LLA was due for its first flight but was delayed in what appears to be an engine issue

Hopefully this is not because of something related to military cooperation between countries!

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by TK105
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22960

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Wow, especially ESB figures are worrying... what happened? 1- Economy is slow. Especially government funded infrastructure projects are halted. Money is not circulating. 2- Plane tickets are expensive and petrol prices are very cheap USD wise. Poeple are prefering to drive, rather than fly. For exa...

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by TK105
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22960

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Based on end May DHMI statistics, here is pax traffic year to date: IST+ISL -4% SAW +2% ESB -21% ADB -12% AYT +13% ADA -13% TZX -15% Turkey -5.4% (Domestic -14%) Economical situation is reflected to full extend on domestic traffic. Also ISL to IST transfer has not created yet any boost to Turkish Ca...

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by TK105
Thu May 30, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20170

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

Actually above ESB, 10+ planes are holding right now and weather is just perfect. Most probably a presidential flight is planed.

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by TK105
Sun May 26, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20170

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

So there is a rumour going around that the new airport is being "sold"? I didnt read into it but i see several posts and videos on youtube talking about it. I'd rather ask the people here. Is this true or just a rumour? There's a Bloomberg report on it, they've been pretty spot on with th...

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by TK105
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19067

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

gokmengs wrote:
Turkish people are superstitious and stubborn, I know of a lot of turks that would freak out if they figure they are boarding a 737 max even after it passes all its test with flying colors

I’ll never fly on a Max, at least for a few years.

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by TK105
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 662
Views: 165992

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

At the TK lounge again. This time on the West Lounge. I guess, eventually this will be for only FF Card Holders and the East Lounge will be for paid J pax. But, identical as far as I can tell. I heard some where on TV that these 2 lounges are identical other than "Istanbul Modern Museum" ...

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by TK105
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19067

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

For the last 2 days I’ve been following traffic at IST using FR24. I can’t follow ground traffic of IST as it is still not in the coverage of FR24. But 2 parallel runways of IST made a big contribution and there is no landing queue as we experienced at ISL for all those years. Pax will feel the diff...

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by TK105
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 662
Views: 165992

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

After midnight the airport will open for all airlines. Oman Air 787-9 WY165 is already approaching, I think it will be the first foreign aircraft to land. WY165 had a go around! Hopefully this is not a bad sign. Approaching second time now. FR24 coverage around IGA is poor. Someone has to install a...

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by TK105
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18845

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2019

Hello All, Today I had a meeting with a person who is close to "palace" and owners of IGA. I asked him if there is any ownership change in IGA Consortium other than Kolin? He said that the plan is to transfer IGA ownership to Ziraat Bank once the operation starts, and then Ziraat Bank will...

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by TK105
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 662
Views: 165992

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

How is the new airport for spotting and photography? Are there any locations around the airport that can be used for that purpose and I wonder if there any offical observation decks or places? Nothing for now. However if you do some offroad, there are great hill top locations. Another option is to ...

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by TK105
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 23263

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

I've watched it myself this morning on Bloomberg TV. These are all puzzling I agree. My insider is not a board member of IGA. He hears this kind of information (or gossips if you like) during coffee breaks, lunch, etc. I was having a coffee yesterday with a top manager of ICTAS (BOTS leading member ...

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by TK105
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 23263

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

Can it be the new partner is not THY but the infamous "Türkiye Varlık Fonu"??? Most probably NO. TVF has only assets (as the name goes). But here they need cash. All these construction companies ran dry cashwise to continue work. Again most probably THY has some cash sleeping in the bank ...

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by TK105
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 23263

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

Here is latest update on IGA (from my insider): Ownership has changed dramatically. Original owners had all equal 20% shares who were Cengiz, Kolin, Kalyon, MNG and Limak. New ownership structure is as follows: THY 40%, Kalyon 35% and Cengiz 25%. Bing Bang at the beginning of April is still question...

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by TK105
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 23263

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

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Apperantly Turkish Basketball National Team was on that charter plane.

http://www.tbf.org.tr/tbf/news-details? ... id=0&lid=0

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by TK105
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 23263

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

TK officially filed 8.1B TL loss for 2018 (1.5B$). Looks like 2019 will be a critical year for the future of TK.

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by TK105
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22534

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

How is the bilateral Air Service Agreement between UAE and Turkey? Is there any available slot for any Turkish and/or UAE carrier to use for ESB DXB? You have to consider 7 emirates of UAE independently when ASA is concerned, though Dubai Emirate is the dominant figure. As I wrote here before: Once...

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by TK105
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22534

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

Greetings from DXB. As I mentioned before, I now use only SAW for DXB connections to avoid IST zoo. I'm very pleased with SAW connections and obviously looking forward to fly directly from ESB to DXB. Likewise many pax from ESB-SAW flight transited to DXB flight with me. TK's international expansion...

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by TK105
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 16513

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

As far as the terminal building goes, once again, Daxing's floor area will be bigger. I think the plan is to built a smaller version or perhaps even a twin of the current terminal building between future runways 3 and 4. Probably all airlines other than TK will be moved to this new terminal buildin...

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by TK105
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 16513

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

I’m at SAW, completing my 1st ESB-SAW-DXB-SAW-ESB trip on TK/EK combo. What a difference compared to all trouble you go through at IST (both in the terminal and in the air). I think SAW will be my favorite for a while. I took TK shuttle bus to transfer Domestic Lounge that leaves main terminal begin...

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by TK105
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 16513

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

From my insider at ISL: - End of Dec18 Big Bang transfer of IST looks Mission Impossible. However this has to happen before Local Elections due end of Q1-19 with a 2nd Grand Openning (polical show). - 3rd Runway possibly be ready end of H1-20 as it goes very slow for the moment due to lack of money....

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by TK105
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 15015

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

As TK787 mentioned, TK is a family airline. Conventional layout is more suitable for families. Solo businessmen traveller use TK in the lower percentage. Therefore I think herringbone will not fit for TK.

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by TK105
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 15015

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Pegasus is also launching direct flights from Ankara ESB to Paris CDG from December 17th, 2018. The flights by Pegasus will be twice weekly. TK also serves the route twice weekly, the new service brings the scheduled flights to 4 weekly flights from ESB to CDG by TK and Pegasus. Hopefully they are ...

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by TK105
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 662
Views: 165992

Re: New Istanbul Airport: "Disturbing secrets" revealed

Overall number of workers killed due to accidents at New Istanbul Airport is 35 (confirmed by both employer and Construction Workers Union): http://www.sozcu.com.tr/2018/gundem/3-havalimani-mecliste-2628604/ (in Turkish, published by opposition newspaper) As a comparison, at BER there are total of 4...

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by TK105
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 15900

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2018

Direct download of airport stats (pdf file) https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/f91e7ea1-3ed0-4ecd-a54c-55cff9d5319a/downloads/1cqcboig5_663659.pdf Ankara has been down 3 months in a row Aug-Oct. -1.4, -7.2, -10.2 This is because of the economical crises. ESB may recover back by Q1-19 as foreign curre...

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by TK105
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 15900

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2018

LH is announcing the end of the MUC-ESB flights... dunno if it's a seasonal halt or a permanent goodbye. Wow. End of an era for Ankara and also for Turkey. Everyday I feel more distant to Europe some how. I used this flight many times and will miss the Franziskaner Weissbier I drank at LH Senator L...

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by TK105
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 18037

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

Sorry, the figure should be 100M€ based on 60M guaranteed pax capacity.

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by TK105
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 18037

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

I think it is more than that. As Turkish government garantees some minimum annual passanger, government will pay difference for the unused capacity x service charge per pax. So for the last 2 months of 2018, government will compansate the unused capacity of IGA. Probably it is around 1B€ for 2 months.

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by TK105
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 18037

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

It is a good news that TK decided to go into parcel service. This is a very difficult organization, but if it turns out to be successful, returns will be very good, create lots of jobs - complementary businesses and Turkey's connectivity to the world will improve. http://investor.turkishairlines.com...

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by TK105
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 18037

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

Major rebellion at INA due to bad working consitions and difficulties during morning/evenings transfers of workers. Worked totally stopped and all white colar workers are sent home. Military pitched in, to control situation. Difficult times ahead till openning.

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by TK105
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 18037

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

throw a ridiculous option gauge reaction then throw the second option which wasn’t favorable but its better than the first rumor. If this is the idea, I can propose “better” names such as Sultan Vahdettin Damat Ferit Pasa even Ali Kemal Bey (grand father of Boris Johnson) Instead of following this ...

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by TK105
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 18037

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

News outlets are reporting "Abdülhamit Han" as the name of the new Istanbul airport. Any truth behind this or just false alarm? It may or may not be! Difficult to tell at the very moment. The person who first (and only) brought out this info is a respected lady writer and she released the...

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by TK105
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 18037

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

I called my insider at INA. He also does not believe that INA will be ready on time !...

In the mean time, tickets of first flight between INA-ESB is sold out at max price as mentioned on some internet news sites.

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by TK105
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 18037

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

I've been to opening of Eurasia Tunnel. 2 months before the official opening there were practically nothing other than a damn hole under the Bosporus. But it was successfully inaugurated. I've been to some other mega projects recently in similar situations. Now I'm also involved in KMO Project conne...

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by TK105
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 18037

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

TK finally adding Sharjah which is at least 5 years late if you ask me. It is good that they planned this flight by using A321 from the beginning. But I'm sure we will see wb aircrafts frequently on this route. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280392/turkish-airlines-adds-sharjah-se...

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by TK105
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 18037

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

Greetings from TK763 from DXB to IST, on an ex-Skymark A333. I’m pleased that they have internet even on these planes. This flight is with 50% loads in contrary to flights into Dubai which are full till the last seat because expats are flying back to city before schools are open. I’m lately involved...

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by TK105
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 17916

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

Greetings from AYT. Another summer holiday visit to Antalya with family and everything is sold out here at the top of the season. As Mayor of Antalya said recently, “tourists are raining from the sky”. Composition of tourists are ideal with a balanced mixture of Europeans and Asians. Also it is said...

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by TK105
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 17916

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

For comparison I'd like to share the photo I shot at a similar location back in August 2014 (I shared this photo possibly in Turkish Aviation September 2014 thread).

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by TK105
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 17916

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

The second photo also clearly shows that KMO (Kuzey Marmara Otoyolu - Nothern Marmara Motorway) is also going full speed and be ready also on 29th of October. This 300+km mega motorway (4x4 lane) will connect INA to Akyazi (near Bolu) in the east via 3rd Bridge and Silivri in the west. By the way, s...

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by TK105
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 17916

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

Interesting news that TK is looking to buy SAW from Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd. Apparently, TK offered Euro 750mil for the 80 percent stake. Turkish Airlines Bids to Buy Second Istanbul Airport https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-09/turkish-airlines-is-said-to-bid-to-buy-second-ista...

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by TK105
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 12001

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

TK787 wrote:
Also she is slated to play "Emanuelle" ( Slyvia Kristel) in a biopic.

Vaayy. This is a movie I’ll be looking forward. Perhaps TK includes this movie in its AVOD listing. :lol:

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by TK105
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 12001

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

Today I was on TK7018, AnadoluJet ESB-ADB 100% full late morning flight on a 20 year old 738. The plane looked brand new from outside but you can see its age once you are inside. It gives you confidence that plane is well maintained. Now I look forward for TK to renew all AJ planes as the business p...

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by TK105
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 12001

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

Looks very airy. Also on board internet service and large LCD screens increases the comfort level. Congratulations.

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by TK105
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 12001

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

Macau is a great idea. It can work both ways traffic and cargo will be the bonus.

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by TK105
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 9805

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

I wish someone showed me how to quote multiple users in 1 reply I'll do it old school till I learn that:) quoting Stylo777 "I would rather take Istanbul Intercontinental Airport than FSM... but that's me and I'm probably just a minority with this wishful thinking in Turkey..." I agree 100...

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by TK105
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 9805

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

My insider at IGA updated me this weekend that after the departure of former CEO of IGA, work speed has increased to a new level. He says that, if things go this way, starting of operations on 29th Oct is possible.

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by TK105
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier
Replies: 23
Views: 4493

Re: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier

Not using Australian upgraded version may be madness for you, but very reasonable for us as the money stays in the country. Turkey is redesigning everything according to its needs, using its own manufacturers. What Spain provides is basically the frame design of the ship.

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