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by mafaky
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 14254

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

anyone knows why TK is scheduling what seems to be a ferry flight every other day from ADB and AYT to CDG? flight numbers are TK3013/TK3015: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/tk3013 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/tk3015 Those are not ferry flights. They are exta section/charter...

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by mafaky
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 14254

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

It's becoming more and more obvious that the (New) IST's year-end figures plus ISL (ex-IST/AHL) Jan-5th April 2019 figures added may not surpass ISL's (AHL) 2018 year end values. Domestic market is pretty much down for all airports in Turkey (not limited only to Istanbul's Airports...), but it's als...

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by mafaky
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 14254

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

Bon Voyage on your first 787 flight :) OK, I think I am mixing up things but there are 12 MAX's at the new airport, correct?? I did not know that there were also some at the Ataturk, besides the ones stored in the US. There are at least 3 or 4 near the GA terminal all plugged up sitting there for m...

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by mafaky
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 14254

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

There were two AnadoluJet (TK's subsidiary type branch) from AYT to ESB and TC-LLD (not LLA!) collected the pax. of two flights and brought them to ES. This flight has been a TK-7000 type flight number. I saw that one, but this one is different. TC-LLA performed TK2122 and TK2123 IST-ESB roundtrip ...

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by mafaky
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 171019

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Do you think that Istanbul's New Airport will become a destination in itself like Singapore Changi Airport. Can you possibly make this question a bit more clear? In which respects are you comparing Istanbul Airport vs. S'Pore Changi? I think he's asking if people will make trips to Istanbul airport...

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by mafaky
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 14254

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

Not sure what happened there, but TC-LLA flew IST-ESB-IST yesterday morning and sat at IST for 25.5hrs before departing to DPS. There were two AnadoluJet (TK's subsidiary type branch) from AYT to ESB and TC-LLD (not LLA!) collected the pax. of two flights and brought them to ES. This flight has bee...

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by mafaky
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 171019

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Do you think that Istanbul's New Airport will become a destination in itself like Singapore Changi Airport.


Can you possibly make this question a bit more clear? In which respects are you comparing Istanbul Airport vs. S'Pore Changi?

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by mafaky
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 22211

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

For instance the EU3 have only a minor overall representation; US and CA carriers non-existent; but most striking for me is the fact that QR and EK haven't upgauged to 380 yet. Isnt that because the A380 is banned from landing in Turkey? Recently 2 Emirates A380's had a emergency above Istanbul and...

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by mafaky
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 22211

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Besides the first TK 787 TC-LLA, today the second TK 787 TC-LLB, started doing IST-AYT flights. Also the 3rd TK 787 TC-LLC is now ready for delivery. First INT flight with a 787, to Bali, is tomorrow. Do we know why AYT, why don't TK try other domestic stations for these training rotations? Thanks....

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by mafaky
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 22211

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Some serious criticism has started running around (and with some reasonable clauses) about the discomfort in TK's 789 Dreamliner's Business Cabin (or rather, the Business Seats being chosen). It's all in Turkish, but you can see one of these here: http://www.kokpit.aero/thy-787-kabin-degerlendirmesi...

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by mafaky
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 22211

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/THY6830/2138a5a5
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TC-LLB, TK's 2nd Dreamliner is on its delivery flight to Istanbul. :smile: :smile:

See: https://www.flightradar24.com/THY6830/2138a5a5

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by mafaky
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 22211

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Is TC-LLA doing another turn to Antalya tonight or is it just 1 daily flight? I think it's going to be daily double flight. But in the coming months (when the 789 fleet grows up...), the evening flights will be at later hours. Possibly, during the daytime one 789 will do: IST-AYT-IST, IST-AMS-IST, ...

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by mafaky
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 22211

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

http://wowturkey.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 84#7279784

Quoted from Turkish Forum wowturkey.com
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Enjoy this almost 15 min. video shooting of TC-LLA's arrival and departure at TZX yesterday (8th July) on the commemorative flight TK 4900/4901 with Turkish Star's salute flight.

http://wowturkey.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 84#7279784

Quoted from Turkish Forum wowturkey.com

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by mafaky
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 22211

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Inaugural postponed to July 9 according to airlineroute. Highly likely it will be postponed more. Is this information/rumor still valid? I actually tried to locate it at AirlineRoute (RoutesOnLine) yesterday, but couldn't. BTW, I am referring to the inagural flight of TK's first 789 Dreamliner to T...

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by mafaky
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 22211

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Blerg wrote:
So is the new airport called Ataturk or not? I flew twice and both times the crew didn't say 'Welcome to Istanbul Ataturk airport...' but rather just said 'Welcome to Istanbul airport...'.

Official name is ISTANBUL AIRPORT.

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by mafaky
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 22211

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

I meant as far as my AYT flight, When will I know if the equipment will be 787 for sure? Doubtful with this window damage now As far as the info from the cinematographer. Thanks for sharing I think his question is valid maybe the window had a defect? Assuming that window mishap will be rectified by...

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by mafaky
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23248

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Turkish Consulate, Republic of Turkey, has just declared that IST - EWR services will begin in a month's time? Any insider info, on that? (Have seen nothing on Airlineroutes, unless I totally missed it...????) Where did you read this and from which Consulate? The New York Consulate? Because Turkey ...

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by mafaky
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23248

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Turkish Consulate, Republic of Turkey, has just declared that IST - EWR services will begin in a month's time? Any insider info, on that? (Have seen nothing on Airlineroutes, unless I totally missed it...????)

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by mafaky
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23248

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

They’ll be using that time to teach ground school to the mechanics and airport staff so they are ready for first day of operations. Time to do proving runs for the aviation authorities as well. Quite common for airlines to do this to train their staff before starting flights. Correct. IIRC, in the ...

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by mafaky
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23248

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Good morning folk. I Will pass trough the new airport on Sunday. Wonder of someone can suggest a place to stay where i can do some carefully spotting like i did at the old airport. I will depart to Frankfurt. Thanx very much. Alberto As far as I know: no suitable spot like the Fly-Inn Cafe at the O...

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by mafaky
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23248

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

stylo777 wrote:
Wondering what Ataturk airport is like nowadays? Any insights?


Seems to be completely deserted and rumored that mice have started to settle in. Recently it was written that DHMI will be starting "protective maintenance work" whatever that may mean! :roll: :confused:

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by mafaky
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23248

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

No, ex Wow A333s got C27Y318 cabin configuration. ex Skymark A333s have C40Y265. And which seats? Same as were in WOW Air? Oh my God! Will they be replaced later? Are these aicraft planned to fly also outside Turkey? According to TK investor presentation, these two birds are leased for short-term. ...

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by mafaky
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23248

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Pls. delete.

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by mafaky
Fri May 31, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20368

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

With that said, it will be much more possible that they start flying some 2nd tier cities... I expect such flights be on 332, and that city should ideally be a star alliance (or connect) member’s hub or focus city. The six 789s arriving within 2019 will definitely relieve the 5 (five) ER capable bu...

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by mafaky
Fri May 31, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20368

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

As previously posted by LAXIntl seems TK indeed launching service to Xi'an China https://www.dailysabah.com/business/2019/05/28/thy-to-launch-flights-to-chinas-xian-home-of-terracotta-army Story says Xiamen is next after Xi'an and total 8 new China cities under review. I doubt if there are still fl...

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by mafaky
Thu May 30, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20368

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

As for Istanbul Airport "to be sold", that's a very big misinterpretation. All the facilities and those to-be-built ones as well as the land itself belongs to the State. The four IGA partners (as of today) have the rights or a BOTS licence to operate this Airport for a period of 25 years,...

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by mafaky
Thu May 30, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20368

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

Thanks for the detailed answer "mafaky". So, if they have no money left and still have to pay around 1B euro annually, how are they going to get financing for the rest of the construction? If TK international ops stay at the current terminal, is there really that much airlines/traffic to ...

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by mafaky
Thu May 30, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20368

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

What does the future plan of IST look like right now? I can only find construction plans going a quite a few years back but they don't resemble the current plan much anymore, so the airport's plan has obviously changed. Do we know where the new terminal or runways are being built? Well, for the mom...

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by mafaky
Tue May 28, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20368

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

No, that's not the pole that got smashed by that 77W. :shock:

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by mafaky
Mon May 27, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20368

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

As for Istanbul Airport "to be sold", that's a very big misinterpretation. All the facilities and those to-be-built ones as well as the land itself belongs to the State. The four IGA partners (as of today) have the rights or a BOTS licence to operate this Airport for a period of 25 years,...

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by mafaky
Mon May 20, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20368

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

Looking at March TK presentation; looks like TK postponed 4 x 321NEOs to be delivered this year to 2020. Not sure, why this is, especially with all the MAXs sitting on the tarmac and not being delivered. Probably they have finally understood that they have been pretty much hormone-grown and actuall...

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by mafaky
Mon May 20, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20368

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

claiming the planes have diverted because IST's current location is not suitable for landings to which scientists have warned against prior.. is this true? I remember seeing bunch of posts on this. IIRC, The prevalent wind at IST is NNE. Why plan on building 5 of the 6 runways N-S, instead of NNE-S...

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by mafaky
Sun May 12, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20368

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

Finally, after all these years I took an Anadolujet flight. It was just fine, not a whole lot of different from TK mainline. Lucky me, the plane was TC-JFK, 20.1 yrs old 738. Did not realize that Ajet have a lot of these 20 year old birds. Any idea on how long we might see them in service? Well TK ...

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by mafaky
Sun May 12, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20368

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

The Metro Istanbul website has the year 2020 for the opening of the new line, M11, which is what I based my reply on. My Turkish is rather limited, as such, I can only quote the official metro website, which has a dodgy English version. True, but the practical fact is that you cannot (should not) s...

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by mafaky
Sat May 11, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20368

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

They say 2020 for the first underground rail line. If you mean that there may be some direct (express) underground rail system connecting one city-center (named Zincirlikuyu) and the New Airport, there will be no such express service, very likely. All trains, will stop at intermediate stations. In ...

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by mafaky
Fri May 03, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20368

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

Indeed that particular A333 (TC-LOG), took the IST-BEI service, dept. at around 01:00 a.m. on 3rd May (today's morning). Flight Aware cannot (unfortunately, for the time being...) cannot indicate the departure gate information.

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by mafaky
Fri May 03, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20368

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

Not sure why we were at gate F17 but still got bussed to the terminal?? But it was definitely faster. That's not surprising: DLM-IST is a domestic flight but that A333 you came along will most probably get allocated to a new international flight, docking at F17. So they first de-planed all the dome...

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by mafaky
Fri May 03, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20368

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

HeyTK wrote:
Anyone know what european carrier is based at Antalya?


European carrier based at AYT???? There's the Corendon based at AYT, and there's also a 2nd Corendon (Holland) which is close relative of Corendon but not registered in Turkey. It's like Sun Express and Sun Express Germany.

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by mafaky
Fri May 03, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20368

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

Will the 787 only fly to Antalya domestically or Izmir too? I checked only for August 2109. It seems that Dreamliners will fly only to Antalya (AYT), and not to Izmir (ADB). A morning flight and return everyday and an early evening flight and return on some days (if 789 will not be operated a 77W w...

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by mafaky
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20368

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

-And finally, looking at IST, there is so much space on the tarmac and between actual gates; one could assume all gates could handle WB aircraft at the same time. Can we speculate on that? Nope, we cannot! 15 of the 77 gates (most are L and R gates, though) can only accommodate only NBs. These are:...

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by mafaky
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19220

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

I am surprised that nobody mentioned this yet but according to sources, Sun Express has leased a B747 Jumbo!!! The first 747 for commercial ops in Turkish history? They are to start operations next week, between Antalya and German destinations. Hey, this was just made news at a local site. Here's t...

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by mafaky
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19220

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

I wonder if they do this all the time or only when they need to turn the a/c around very quickly. Because they use WBs on domestic routes quite often. I believe TK does this all the time (and not limited with WBs), whenever they have the plane arriving from domestic but will continue to internation...

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by mafaky
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19220

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

The jet bridges aren't functioning properly. This is a misleading statement! :( In fact, all the jetways (=airbridges=passenger boarding bridges) manufactured and installed by Thyssen of Germany are totally o.k., totally functioning. Nothing is wrong with them! What did go wrong (and totally , not ...

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by mafaky
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 171019

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Regarding of brakes; TC-LNC has brake fans and they can be switched on during taxi to prevent heat build up. 15 min cool down is little too much for fan equipped plane. Actually brake fans are more effective while brakes released, stop and wait increase cooling time. But I really worry about 777`s ...

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by mafaky
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 171019

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Loo Inspection !... I guess you are right. Every Gent's room has at least a 3 or 4 cabin setup. (There are ones with multiple 4-packs, also). At least one of these 3or 4 cabins are indeed with Turkish (or Middle east and even Chinese/Japanese type classical "allaturca") toilets. Today chec...

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by mafaky
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19220

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

Also interestingly Chinese airlines want to add direct service Nevsehir, as Cappadocia is the 2nd most visited location in Turkey for Chinese tourist which numbered 400,000 in 2018 with goal of raising that to 1,000,000 by 2022. Can Nevsehir's airport accommodate anything larger than a 737/A320? Pr...

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by mafaky
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 171019

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I just arrived IST the other day and had to use the bathroom which I didn't remember it's location. There were only two of them and suprisingly it is "alaturka" type which is you have to squat down. I didn't expect to see these kind a bathroom nowadays. I didn't use the other bathroms aro...

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by mafaky
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19220

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

Those ex-WowAir a330-343 frames have an all-economy cabin . From what I can find out, the two frames; TF-LUV and TF-WOW have 27C 318Y layouts. Are you sure they are all economy?? Partly true, they have a premium economy cabin (if it's a physically separated one???), but not a real "business&qu...

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by mafaky
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19220

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

Those ex-WowAir a330-343 frames will /should be joining TK fleet within soon. (MSN 1606 & 1624) These are, another two of the ex-Skymark frames, which were never taken and physically flown by the Japan airline. They have an all-economy cabin and I don't expect any major cabin re-configurations, ...

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by mafaky
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19220

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

please note that as per TK presentation, # of A332s will be reduced from 18 to 13 in 2020, so I expect lease ned of 5 A332s (perhaps ex TAM birds) On the other hand, as per TK presentation # of A333 will be increased to 39 from 37 at the end of 2019, so I do not know how, but seems TK will lease 2 ...

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