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by AirbusA343
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 8605

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

Someone reported last month that VIE will be upgraded from A333 to B777. What other destinations in Europe get the 777 besides LHR and ATH? On a side note, whoever watched the Turkey US match yesterday, I think Turkey won in our hearts. That 777 was a one off, it's still mostly A330/A321. Paris occ...

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by AirbusA343
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and the B737-900ER - Why that specific choice?
Replies: 25
Views: 6049

Re: TK and the B737-900ER - Why that specific choice?

Are TC-JYL to JYP also equipped with that system or is it just JYA to JYJ? Currently, 10 frames JYA-JYJ are aux tank equipped. Other 5 are not. Not have to worry about the availability of loading equipment at the station. 737 can be hand loaded using an ancient belt loader. Finding able-bodied staf...

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by AirbusA343
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and the B737-900ER - Why that specific choice?
Replies: 25
Views: 6049

Re: TK and the B737-900ER - Why that specific choice?

TK 739ER are equipped with 962 gallons auxillary fuel system. Also ground handling the 737 is far easier(and cheaper) for TK in Africa as don't need to worry about ULD containers used on the A321. Are TC-JYL to JYP also equipped with that system or is it just JYA to JYJ? Also this may sound stupid ...

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by AirbusA343
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 18484

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

TK has taken delivery of their eighth A321neo, TC-LSH.

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by AirbusA343
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 18484

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

Can anyone explain to me the logic behind TK's schedule change system? I have had numerous schedule changes by 5 minutes that require me to CALL up and 'confirm' them. Pretty much every other airline I've flown that has minor schedule changes like that will just email me with the minor change 'appr...

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by AirbusA343
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 18484

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

The article also states that TK is looking at the A220 and Embraer 190-195. I wonder what routes would see these aircraft if TK got them. I can imagine some domestic expansion to cities that only have a single daily flight.

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by AirbusA343
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 18484

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

TK seems to have really interesting allocations this month. For example, the widebodies-only day tomorrow for LHR and I found something even more interesting. TK should be sending an A321 to Bishkek (TK344/5) on the 25th! This route is very strictly 737 operated. I've only ever seen 2 A321s on it, ...

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by AirbusA343
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 18484

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

TK seems to have really interesting allocations this month. For example, the widebodies-only day tomorrow for LHR and I found something even more interesting. TK should be sending an A321 to Bishkek (TK344/5) on the 25th! This route is very strictly 737 operated. I've only ever seen 2 A321s on it, b...

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by AirbusA343
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 18484

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

Incidents like those are a reason why I don't recline my seat unless the seat behind me is empty! On another note, TC-JJM came back in service yesterday after a bird strike caused damage to its left wing two weeks ago. And a fun fact, on August 19, LHR will see all-widebody service from TK, every f...

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by AirbusA343
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 18484

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

Incidents like those are a reason why I don't recline my seat unless the seat behind me is empty! On another note, TC-JJM came back in service yesterday after a bird strike caused damage to its left wing two weeks ago. And a fun fact, on August 19, LHR will see all-widebody service from TK, every fl...

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by AirbusA343
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 29363

Re: Irish 8/19

Organising a trip from Dublin via Doha on 14th of Oct and QR is showing as an A350. Are they due to change or is this a one off? Seems to just be the 14th and 15th Maybe they're trying to see if the A350 is better than the 787 for the route? If I remember correctly, didn't someone say QR was lookin...

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by AirbusA343
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 18484

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

Forgot to note, on JFU we had an old safety video (some sort of CGI) while on JZG we still had the Lego video. Do only the 787s have the new video or all long haul aircraft? I wonder how many different safety videos TK has across the board! Also back in July I had that same free WiFi add pop up but ...

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by AirbusA343
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 29363

Re: Irish 8/19

I took this morning's TK1975 back to Dublin, 100% full. It was stupidly swapped last minute from a higher capacity 737-900ER to a 737-800. As a result, my family lost the seats we were assigned to. We were put in separate seats but we swapped seats with other people so we could sit together. Also, ...

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by AirbusA343
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 18484

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

Apologies in advance for the extremely lengthy post but I just had such an interesting TK experience that it is worth the long post in my opinion! It all started with TK681 from Khartoum to Istanbul last night after finishing a trip in Africa. We were unable to check in online because of a last minu...

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by AirbusA343
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1037
Views: 164591

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

GlobalAirways wrote:
Interesting that TF-GAY went to TK as TC-LOL "GAY" to "LOL" not sure if that was intentional or a coincidence?

Coincidence, the last A333 they took delivery of was TC-LOK so the next one was LOL.

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by AirbusA343
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 29363

Re: Irish 8/19

I took this morning's TK1975 back to Dublin, 100% full. It was stupidly swapped last minute from a higher capacity 737-900ER to a 737-800. As a result, my family lost the seats we were assigned to. We were put in separate seats but we swapped seats with other people so we could sit together. Also, a...

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by AirbusA343
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 18484

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

TC-JJM, a TK 77W collided with a bird at IST causing damage on the left wing a few days ago. It's off service being repaired. It was meant to go to Toronto that day but was replaced by TC-LJB giving rise to a delay of well over three hours. https://ahvalnews.com/istanbul-airport/turkish-airlines-pla...

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by AirbusA343
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 18484

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 AirbusA343
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 32423

Re: Irish 7/19

I'm flying to Tashkent with them in Sept so looking forward to trying them out. I'm a tad concerned though as I'm taking the afternoon (16:30) flight and that never seems to go on time, seems to be usually around 17:30. I've just an hour and a half connection in Istanbul so if it goes late, I won't...

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by AirbusA343
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 32423

Re: Irish 7/19

I was on the morning TK flight from Dublin to Istanbul earlier this month on a 737-900ER. Load factor was 91%! Nice to see TK doing so well. The afternoon flight must also be doing very well as I see it's mostly A321/neo operated rather than 737 operated. As I mentioned last month, the morning fligh...

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by AirbusA343
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 22472

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Finally have WiFi now, I had a connection at IST last week which went smoothly. My flight TK1976 from Dublin on TC-JYM arrived 17 minutes late and it took 35 minutes for us to get off the plane after arrival (gate F4B) so that's something to watch out for if you have a short connection. I connected ...

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by AirbusA343
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 22472

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Connecting at IST at the moment. Just had a flight on TC-JYM. The crew was excellent along with the catering. The IFE had excellent content but was ridiculously unresponsive. You have to press really hard to get a response. I was seated in seat 30F and my brother had the same issue. The taxiing on a...

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by AirbusA343
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 23380

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

TK has now taken delivery of their 7th A321neo, TC-LSF. TC-LSH is probably going to be delivered quite soon.

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by AirbusA343
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 27390

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Turkish are bringing in an A330-200 on the 3rd of August on TK1975/6... I'm annoyed because I was considering booking that flight before it was upgraded but ended up booking the flight on the 9th! I'll look for other dates that have an A330 and report here if I find any. Update: TK1975/6 also has an...

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by AirbusA343
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 23380

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

I have one question: Considering that TK has a strong321 ceo/neo fleet, i wonder why these birds are not deployed on relatively long missions in Africa and asia and CIS, are they too big for that missions? For example u never see 321 at almaty, astana, bishkek and african routes There should be som...

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by AirbusA343
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 23380

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Anyone think TK or even Pegasus could order some A321XLRs? It seems like a good aircraft for them. It can reach pretty much all of Africa from Istanbul and most of Asia. For TK, it is a decent replacement for A330s flying places in Africa like Kinshasa and Seychelles and places in Asia like Kabul, C...

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by AirbusA343
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 6990

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

At the moment my least favourite aircraft is the 737-900ER. I have four flights with TK over the next two months, two were meant to be on the 737-900ER and two on the A321. One of the A321 flights has been downgraded to a 737-900ER so I'm absolutely fuming because the A321 is my favourite narrowbody...

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by AirbusA343
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 23380

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

How does TK schedule their A321neo? Any special way or do they schedule it as a direct replacement for the older A321s? A bit of both. The A321neos spend most of their time on some of the longest A321 routes such as Lisbon, Manchester, Abu Dhabi, Dushanbe and Dublin. However, they also spend a lot ...

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by AirbusA343
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 23380

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

I can't be the only one who thinks the Dreamliner tail looks gorgeous in the TK livery?

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by AirbusA343
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 23380

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Apparently TK is announcing new routes soon. I DMd them a question about the suspension of the Khartoum route on Twitter but for whatever reason their response was that they have an announcement regarding new routes up their sleeves.

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by AirbusA343
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 23380

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

HeyTK wrote:
Where does TC-LOJ come from? Its a 4 year old new aircraft. ex-WOW maybe? Also the first time i've seen a A330 operate to Samsun.

Yep, it was OE-IIU. It's been reregistered to TC-LOJ when it joined TK's fleet.

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by AirbusA343
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 23380

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

TC-JTE got a special livery for Miles and Smiles recently. That explains why it was gone over to Ataturk Airport for a bit.

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by AirbusA343
Sun May 19, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20464

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

As per booking system looks like TK are cancelling the following flights : IST-DUBLIN. Any idea, why? Could it be related to MAX grounding? It actually could be. It's interesting to note that all of the cancelled TK1977/78 flights were ones meant to be operated by 737s rather than A321s. TK1975/76 ...

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by AirbusA343
Tue May 14, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 5251

Re: European Widebodies 2019

TK also fly A330s to Hamburg, Manchester and Copenhagen on top of the destinations listed above.

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by AirbusA343
Sat May 11, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20464

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

TC-LSG, TK's 6th A321neo has been delivered today from Hamburg.

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by AirbusA343
Fri May 03, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20464

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

So, last night, TK sent an A333 instead of a 77W to DLM. About DLM; so they are definitely using the new terminal by YDA for both DOM and INT traffic and what used to be the International terminal sits empty. I have no idea what are the plans for that terminal. I thought it will be turned into the ...

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by AirbusA343
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 53
Views: 3323

What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?

I took a Ryanair flight two weeks ago and many people were sitting in the wrong seats. One woman had a tantrum about it while a man was more passive aggressive about it. What would you personally do if you were travelling alone? Would you find somewhere else to sit or would you ask the person to mov...

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by AirbusA343
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Equiment Swaps?
Replies: 28
Views: 2204

Re: Best Equiment Swaps?

I haven't had any interesting equipment swaps, just a downgrade from a TK 737-900ER to a 737-800 (TC-JVB). Route was IST-DUB. I was upgraded from a TK 737-800 to an A321 (TC-JRZ) another time. The route was DUB-IST. Not sure if it was last minute or not though.

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by AirbusA343
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19289

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

A quick search on the A321neo range map on the Airbus site shows that Beijing is just about reachable from Nevsehir using an A321neo. It's probably more complicated than that so I don't quite believe that it can be done. Also, an airline could also add a quick stopover, like how TK flies a 737 to Ul...

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by AirbusA343
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19289

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

Hi! I've just noticed TK has a new black logo, since they're into changing (from uniforms, to hub airport, to new business,...) wouldn't it make sense for them to get a new livery (or a revised one) matching their new logo? Perhaps to be debuted on the 789? Just asking... I don't think it's time fo...

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by AirbusA343
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 19044

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2019

TK is launching flights to Pointe Noire using a 73J, as a tag-on to their Libreville flight. As a result, Libreville to 7 weekly from 4 weekly.

Source: http://bit.ly/TKISTPNR

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by AirbusA343
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 19044

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2019

TC-LSE, TK's 5th A321neo has been delivered to TK. It'll be operating at IST for less than two weeks!

Fun fact: TC-LSB and TC-LSC are TK's only A320 (A321neo) aircraft that have a registration ending with a B or C and sharklets!

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by AirbusA343
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 19044

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2019

All 737 MAX aircraft look like they have moved to ISL except TC-LCE and maybe TC-LCK but I think LCK is in ISL.

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by AirbusA343
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 19044

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2019

TK1997, to London Gatwick was diverted back to Istanbul while flying near Prague. It was operated by TC-LCG, a 737 MAX 8. Probably because the UK grounded the MAX? I think it also has to do with Germany closing its airspace to the MAX as well. The news says TK is grounding them. 737 MAX aircraft fr...

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by AirbusA343
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 19044

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2019

TK1997, to London Gatwick was diverted back to Istanbul while flying near Prague. It was operated by TC-LCG, a 737 MAX 8. Probably because the UK grounded the MAX?

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by AirbusA343
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 19044

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2019

Thanks for a new thread. TC-LYA, TK's first 737 MAX 9 has been delivered to TK and has been flying only domestic routes so far.

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by AirbusA343
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23392

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

TC-LSD (A321neo), TC-LCL and TC-LCM (737 MAX 8) have been delivered to TK over the last few days. TC-LCK was also delivered recently and is in service now.

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by AirbusA343
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22661

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

I tracked TK322 to Ashgabat yesterday and it had an astonishing taxi time of almost two hours at IST before taking off!!! This morning also had another wave of delays but definitely not as significant as yesterday!!

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by AirbusA343
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22661

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

Hey folks, I just came across this yesterday randomly. I spotted TC-JOO TK's 332F, doing a HEL-ISL flight. When I look I see it did a bunch of ISL flights. Is this a glitch, any ideas?? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/tc-joo I also have noticed several flights routed to ISL according to...

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by AirbusA343
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22661

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

Happy new year all Does anybody know range of TKs A321s At the begining it was indicated as 3450 km at skylife later i saw they deployed a321 auh, dxb snd lisbon which is more so i think it is around 4000 km Then my second question is if a321 has emough leg why is not deployed on almati, tashkent, ...

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