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by TK105
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 7373

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

It seems to be inevitable that commercial flights between Israel & UAE will eventually start, and these will be partially at the expense of THY's Israel based passenger volume particularly those traveling to the East. On the other hand, there's a very obvious fact that political clashes between...

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by TK105
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 7373

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

Thanks for the new thread.

Where did you get the information that Mr. Kotil is in ICU?

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by TK105
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 10780

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2020

https://tolgaozbek.com/haberler/air-mac ... cu-tasidi/

I think TK should fly both to LAS and MFM as gamblers are everywhere and these are their paradise. MFM is also a back door to China.
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Interesting news about Air Macau landing into AYT (with Mafaky’s comment under it).

https://tolgaozbek.com/haberler/air-mac ... cu-tasidi/

I think TK should fly both to LAS and MFM as gamblers are everywhere and these are their paradise. MFM is also a back door to China.

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by TK105
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hagia Sophia to be Converted Back to a Mosque
Replies: 12
Views: 1027

Re: Hagia Sophia to be Converted Back to a Mosque

Will women be required to wear headscarves inside the Hagia Sophia like any other mosque in Turkey? We have to wait and see the answer on 24th of July, when Aya Sofya reopens its doors as a mosque. What I hear on the news is that Erdogan Government is willing to make a soft transition by incorparat...

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by TK105
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hagia Sophia to be Converted Back to a Mosque
Replies: 12
Views: 1027

Re: Hagia Sophia to be Converted Back to a Mosque

The first use of the term "Byzantine" to label the later years of the Roman Empire was in 1557, when the German historian Hieronymus Wolf published his work Corpus Historiæ Byzantinæ, a collection of historical sources. The term comes from "Byzantium", the name of the city to whi...

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by TK105
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hagia Sophia to be Converted Back to a Mosque
Replies: 12
Views: 1027

Re: Hagia Sophia to be Converted Back to a Mosque

No doubt this is a historic decision by the Danistay (Turkish Higher Administrative Court), over ruling the decree signed by Ataturk and other founding members of the Republic in 1935, who also founded the Danistay. Frustrated by the hypocrisy of the west, secular majority in Turkey did not stand a ...

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by TK105
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 21415

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

Perhaps not in near future but I think we will see EK A380 at IST.

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by TK105
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 10372

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2020

For the 100th years anniversary of Ankara Grand National Assembly, a TK 77W is drawing a Turkish Flag in the sky.

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by TK105
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 10372

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2020

I don't think that Ilker Aycı is the very typical, short-sighted kind of Kartal Imam Hatip'li, but regretfully the Boss is far worse than that... They are 2 sides of the same coin. ruining two runways at the same time, bir taş ile iki kuş vurma? Latest news and photos as how a could-be-totally oper...

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by TK105
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 10372

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2020

Again, things are moving very rapidly. TK starts to sell IST-JFK tickets again, starting May 1st, 3 x Daily. (Lowest Y fares $350 each way) According to the latest models, if current distancing rules stay in place, NY daily death tolls from COVID19 could be down to 10 people by May 1st (fingers cro...

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by TK105
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 10372

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2020

It seems that they are going to demolish part of that 17R/35L runway which is 3.000 mt. long. What you see in those photos is the southern part of the runway, nearer to the Marmara seaside. They cannot completely demolish the northern part as there are the General Aviation Terminal & hangar fac...

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by TK105
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2020
Replies: 153
Views: 17300

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2020

TK787 wrote:
They sent my luggage to agricultural Xray check to look for seeds, food, plants and such. Strange.


Probably coming from BOG, they are screening for some other stuff.

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by TK105
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2020
Replies: 153
Views: 17300

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2020

https://gulfnews.com/uae/uae-suspends-f ... 4191394991
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UAE is stopping flights to Turkey.

As UAE carriers still fly to Europe and Far East, this is most probably a decision with political agenda. It is said that KSA will also follow.

https://gulfnews.com/uae/uae-suspends-f ... 4191394991

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by TK105
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2020
Replies: 153
Views: 17300

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2020

TK already flies to Havana. Maybe Orlando, FL, or maybe SanJuan, PR or maybe another destination in Brasil. Doesn't seem to be the case here but GIG could be a strong candidate for TK being a gap in their network. They fly IST-GRU-EZE 4xw and IST-GRU 3xw. The terminator service could get an extra t...

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by TK105
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2020
Replies: 181
Views: 18547

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

An analysis published at Sözcü Newspaper points out Aviation Authority’s (SHGM) change of rules for becoming a captain pilot after 2017 has contributed latest accidents in Turkey. It is said that after 2017, number of pilots increased rapidly. Newspaper also added that latest 2 incidents/accidents o...

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by TK105
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2020
Replies: 181
Views: 18547

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Someone posted this photo on Facebook which I want to share with you: A selfie from first all women cockpit crew long haul TK flight, TK6 ORD-IST on March 29th 2016. https://scontent.fada1-5.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/83496549_1090207667984878_9027515996239298560_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&efg...

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by TK105
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2020
Replies: 181
Views: 18547

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Probably the guy uses his own computer to upload aircraft data from ADS-B receiver to FR24 remote servers in the back ground while he does his job and turns his computer off when he leaves office.

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by TK105
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 52206

Re: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019

The problem for Russia and USA (which I’ve got the impression that they have a secret agreement ) is this map: http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/8C43/production/_109170953_kurdish_inhabited_areas_2_640-nc.png (Note that this is inhabited area, not population majority area) {Source for image...

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by TK105
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 19717

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2020

Today I was on TK/EK combo for ESB/SAW/DXB route, all on business. TK flight to SAW was completely full. People were applying for waiting list while I was checking in. TK management has to do something about poor connectivity between ESB and SAW. Food on TK domestic service was way better than EK. I...

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by TK105
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 19717

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2020

With improving infrastructure at SAW, we may see SAW challenging IST starting from 2021. I really look forward to see those days, but I have doubts... Which airlines will serve the ER routes, from the up gauged SAW? Today both QR & EK are taking care of the Near East & Far East (even Austra...

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by TK105
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 19717

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2020

Happy new year.

With improving infrastructure at SAW, we may see SAW challenging IST starting from 2021.

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by TK105
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2019
Replies: 93
Views: 11814

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2019

Rezalet. (Fiasco) I invite Mr. Ilker Ayci and Mr. Bilal Eksi to resign. We have discussed this business class seating issue many times in the past stating that TK is a family airline and isolated business class seating is not fit for its passangers. Do not TK management know TK’s passanger style? Fo...

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by TK105
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 18352

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2019

Turkish Airlines signed an agreement with Global Eagle and Profen to bring IFC to its narrow body airplanes. http://investors.geemedia.com/news-releases/news-release-details/global-eagle-partners-profen-group-bring-inflight-connectivity Interesting! Havelsan was supposed to fill this business line ...

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by TK105
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 29749

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2019

The "regional" topic is discussed here every year and I truly believe that a A221/3 combined subfleet will make a great impact; both on passenger side as well as for the airline. A221/3 makes sense. Also a package deal may be achieved with TK flight rights to YVR, YUL, YYC and YEG. Now we...

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by TK105
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 29749

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2019

Yes you are right, the decline at ESB pax nuabers is now linked to 7373 MX crisis that forced THY to fly with -24 narrow boides and they are utilizng AnadoluJet planes at IST and cut capacity at ESB considerably since June this year. I guess the MAX crisis will also make it difficult for TK to grow...

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by TK105
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 29749

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2019

Thanks for the new thread. I’ve just landed into ESB after a short round trip to Germany on TK. I admit one more time that new IST airport is strategically a very good project regardless of where it was built, its name, how was the contract awarded, how it is being operated etc. The difference is li...

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by TK105
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 25280

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

I do not see any issue for next summer. The market will adjust itself. The problem is what will happen to pending payments to our hotels for this season?

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by TK105
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 25280

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

Whenever that second terminal (which will be approx. 1.5-2 km distant from the present one and physically will be a twin of the first...) sooner or later opens; I'm pretty sure the present terminal will be dedicated only to TK & Star Alliance Do you really think that TK should allow other Star ...

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by TK105
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 25280

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

Analysis by Mastercard: World’s most popular cities with international overnight visitors. Turkey is the only country with 2 cities in Top10 for 2018. As 2019 is already a better year, I expect Turkey to improve its position even better. https://edition.cnn.com/travel/amp/mastercard-global-destinati...

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by TK105
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 25280

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

I think meanings of colors are straight forward:

Green To IST
Purple From IST
Yellow To SAW
Orange From SAW
Red To ISL
Blue From ISL

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by TK105
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 26625

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

During my return flight from LAX to ESB via IST, I had the opportunity to see new and old FA uniforms together. My observations for new uniforms are as follows: - Gray uniforms for men and women FA are OK in general, but my main remark is they have no connection to Turkey (perhaps good for Croatia d...

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by TK105
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 26625

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

Even though SAN is growing nicely recently, I doubt about a TK service. Too close to LAX also, just like LAS. MCO maybe?? As I have stayed in both of these locations during this week, I believe that both SAN and LAS have a lot of potential for TK: - Turkish diaspora in SAN is increasing in a simila...

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by TK105
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 26625

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

ist2014 wrote:
Thx for reply
Seems that ewr,dtw and dfw would be launched. Sea will be dependent to yvr
I think for both of dtw and ewr, both of 332 or 333 can be deployed while for dfw,sea/yvr 789/777/359 should be used due to rAnge

What about SAN? Is there any possibility for TK starting SAN-IST route?

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by TK105
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 26625

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

-One of the smoothest flights for me, just a few light bumps over Bulgaria, but that's it. We know that a full 787 can fly at a higher altitude compared to a fully loaded 77W. Perhaps it is because of flight altitude that you had a smooth flight. Normally a loaded 77W ER flight starts its level fli...

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by TK105
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 26110

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Reporting from TK79 to SFO on a full flight. After a quick hop from ESB, I’ve landed into IST new airport for the first time. My first impression is, it is a nice airport. Terminal building is very convenient for its size and better planned than its peers such as DXB, etc. Also I liked the inner des...

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by TK105
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 25969

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: 229
Views: 25969

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: 229
Views: 25969

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: 229
Views: 25969

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: 229
Views: 25969

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: 229
Views: 25969

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: 22390

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: 22390

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: 20756

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: 686
Views: 180850

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: 20756

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: 686
Views: 180850

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: 20312

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: 686
Views: 180850

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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