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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 19379

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

A quick one: This is the second time Qatar Government giving away an aircraft to her friend. First being Morocco Government who received a B737-8KB BBJ2 back in 2010. Qatar Government is getting another B748 A7-HHF MSN 37501 / LN 1495 B747-8Z5(BBJ) from Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight. The latter cancelled ...

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 19379

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

https://www.ausbt.com.au/turkish-airlines-all-new-business-class-for-boeing-787-airbus-350?utm_source=hero New WB Biz class seats are under development. 1-2-1 with a possibility of sliding doors. Exciting development indeed. Wow!!! Where did this just come from? Didn't we just hear the news that th...

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 19379

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

https://www.ausbt.com.au/turkish-airlin ... ource=hero

New WB Biz class seats are under development. 1-2-1 with a possibility of sliding doors. Exciting development indeed.
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https://www.ausbt.com.au/turkish-airlin ... ource=hero

New WB Biz class seats are under development. 1-2-1 with a possibility of sliding doors. Exciting development indeed.

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 19379

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

Why does it have to have a name? Can't it be Istanbul Intercontinental?

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by aldrigsomandre
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 19379

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

AtlasGlobal gearing up to dry-lease pair of A330-200s this winter. This is separate from the 3 Egyptian A330s they have had on wet-lease from Air Leisure primarily used AYT charters. The dry-lease A330 first of which is due in November and 2nd in March 2019 will serve scheduled service routes on bu...

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by aldrigsomandre
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 19009

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

sand26391 wrote:
I personally do hope 1 day 6E does have a codeshare or an interline agreement with TK, but not sure about it to be honest.
Fingers crossed. Will update once I get more news regarding 6E launch to IST.


Will IST be their first Neo route?

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 19009

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

TK selected Rockwell Collins MiQ seat for the business class cabin of its fleet of A321NEO on MAX. And all this time since the first TK 321NEO delivery I thought these Business Class seats were made in Turkey by the Turkish Seat Industries. I guess, TSI only makes the Economy Class seats, correct? ...

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 19009

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

China Southern is coming back to Istanbul. I wonder if other Chinese airlines will follow. With the fall of the lira, Istanbul is a rather attractive shopping destination for the Chinese. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280241/china-southern-resumes-istanbul-service-from-late-dec-2...

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 72450

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

All the chatter in the last couple of pages about MEL-HND and slots at HND is missing the very key point that the bilateral between Australia and Japan provides for only 7x weekly HND services for Australian and 7x weekly HND services for Japanese carriers for flights between Australia and Japan. T...

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 19009

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

None of the posters are talking about the shortage of crews in TK.. Management is totally clueless about the impact of the devaluation to the pilot salaries. Some of my friends that work for TK are now getting compensated at the levels of regional CAs here in USA. Many have applications out to Gulf...

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 19009

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

None of the posters are talking about the shortage of crews in TK.. Management is totally clueless about the impact of the devaluation to the pilot salaries. Some of my friends that work for TK are now getting compensated at the levels of regional CAs here in USA. Many have applications out to Gulf...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albania (TIA), situation and prospects
Replies: 18
Views: 3020

Re: Albania (TIA), situation and prospects

Air Albania is about to launch. First aircraft just got painted at IST.
They should start service soon with two leased A319 aircraft.

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by aldrigsomandre
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 19009

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

They destroyed a big chunk of forest there.. Sad to see. Well, it wasn't a full and fruitful forest everywhere, which was destroyed (or partly removed). There was a lot of greenery, that erupted out of nowhere especially after the site was deserted by the miners (coal mines and stones mines...), bu...

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by aldrigsomandre
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 19009

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

They destroyed a big chunk of forest there.. Sad to see.

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by aldrigsomandre
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 72450

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

NZ currently codeshares with VA (ends this year), FJ, TN, CX, VS all of which are not *A. They are also more than happy to book you onto an non *A airline e.g. AKL-HKG-LHR with HKG-LHR on BA is often an option when booking. I can think of many airlines in *A, i.e. TK has codeshare agreements with a...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 29775

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

I know that this thread is mainly TATL, but TLV for TK is like a domestic route. They're about to have 10 daily departures, I had seen 7 TK birds at TLV a year ago, WB-NB mix. I'll try to find the picture and post it here ASAP.

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by aldrigsomandre
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 104524

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

This is absolutely shocking. It also shows how important it is that airlines pay attention to employee health and well-being. Those long TSA lines are not the only frontier of aviation security.

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 19009

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

What do you all think will happen to SAW once the new IST is operational? Will Ataturk remain open? Will TK move all ops to new IST? Will Pegasus start to dominate SAW? Interesting dimensions SAW will remain open. Ataturk will remain as the cargo and general aviation hub for a while. TK will move a...

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by aldrigsomandre
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 72450

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Why do the ME3 have mixed results when it comes to PER? Some make it work, some don't. Always a curious case for me. It'd be very much appreciated if anyone can shed light on this. I only fly to JNB from from SYD through PER, so I don't have much PER knowledge. Please note that this is not a why don...

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by aldrigsomandre
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 19009

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

The only and latest rumors I have heard about Turkish Cargo, leasing out 332Fs: They have shaken hands with MNG Cargo for 2 frames. But nothing solid yet, no declarations to KAP, etc. I really can not understand this action. Cargo is going very well, why leasing out? TK is one of the biggest A330 o...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 12854

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

TK has announced some Balkan expansion once the new airport opens. Their request to increase BEG from 14 to 18 weekly was turned down. Earlier this year they requested to operate double daily A333 into BEG but were also turned down. So Serbia is effectively rejecting more tourists in favour of Air ...

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by aldrigsomandre
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 12854

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

I feel bad for SATS, however. They also are a premier global vendor have been looking to expand their footprint beyond Asia-Pacific region and deal with TK could have been a win-win for both. ...second that! I was really looking for a change with Do&CO and LSG SkyChefs basically being out of th...

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 12854

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

Hopefully Do&Co will be retained as I have a suspicion introduction of SATS would lead to a sharp drop in food quality... As a regular passenger of Singapore Airlines flights, I think SATS does wonders as the inflight food is always great in all travel classes. I agree that Do&Co has achiev...

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 12854

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

Unable to get more slots in HKG, TK is looking at serving Macau. http://www.macaubusiness.com/macau-exclusive-turkish-airlines-aiming-to-connect-macau-to-europe/ HKG is ridiculously congested. I predict that the Macau flights will be a smashing success, if TK gets the European connections right. Es...

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 10262

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

My internal source at Bombardier told me that TK is looking at C Series aircraft, possibly ordering a mix of both models on offer. He also mentioned that not all orders are with the new IST hub in mind. I don't know if that means some will go to AnadoluJet or not, but we can expect to see a "si...

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK after new Istanbul airport
Replies: 42
Views: 7073

Re: TK after new Istanbul airport

My internal source at Bombardier told me that TK is looking at C Series aircraft, possibly ordering a mix of both models on offer. He also mentioned that not all orders are with the new IST hub in mind. I don't know if that means some will go to AnadoluJet or not, but we can expect to see a "si...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 10262

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

Interestingly, TKs first A321neo will be registered as TC-LSA. The rest will probably be TC-LSB and so on. C'mon TK... surely Dublin-Istanbul can be upgraded to an A321 (or even an A330) by now! Every time I am on TK1975/6 it is near 100% full. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but the aircraft size ...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 10262

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

Growing traffic and limited frequencies have forced TK to make the widebodies permanent on 2-hour flights to KBP in Ukraine. A330 and B777 are performing almost every flight now. Does that somehow hurt the airframe cycle count limiting the aircraft lifespan? I remember around 10 years ago TK remove...

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by aldrigsomandre
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 10262

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

It seems tourism to Turkey is back strong. I see many French tour operators actively selling packages to Turkey. Its funny how from year to year the how the popularity of destinations can change so much. The extraordinary devaluation of lira means that it's very cheap for Europeans to have their ho...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 10262

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

Which is probably true, but TK should not be far behind on industry average when discussing cost base. They are certainly at the lower edge compared to other airlines. Neverthess, great to see more competition to the African continent. Btw. do ET-TK have a codeshare in place? They do, only on TK's ...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 10262

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

Nice to see finally foreign airlines coming back to IST instead of leaving! ET and WY are great additions and hopefully more airlines will join... As someone who has flown countless times between IST and various points in South Africa, I'm glad that there'll be some competition for TK on the route....

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 10262

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278930/ethiopian-adds-istanbul-resumes-moscow-from-nov-2018/ Ethiopian Airlines during this past week’s schedule updated opened reservation to Turkey and Russia, which sees the airline offers Addis Ababa – Istanbul – Moscow Sheremetyevo route. From 1...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 10262

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

...and there goes away the last hope to protect the name "Ataturk Airport" for the new airport. Reading in the news that Erdogan just said "we already have Ataturk airport, it would be thoughtful to look out for a new name..." Well, that doesn't make sense. The current Ataturk A...

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by aldrigsomandre
Fri May 25, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 11655

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2018

TK787 wrote:
On social media there are news that Atlasglobal added 2 X 330s. Anyone can confirm, where did they come from, layouts? Thank you.


They came from Egypt's Air Leisure.

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon May 21, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 11655

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2018

From Routesonline: Qatar Airways in last week’s schedule update further expands planned Doha – Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen capacity, with additional flights added from 15JUN18. Overall frequency will increase from 17 to 21 weekly. Previously planned 787-8 service, operating as QR241/242 from 01JUL18, rem...

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by aldrigsomandre
Thu May 17, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 49870

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Hi everyone, I just have a question, I figured that people here would know something about it. Since Qantas is now simplifying it's fleet. What will happen to the Airbus A380 fleet? Will Qantas order 777X or simply order more 787's and increase frequencies?

Thanks in advance.

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 10972

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

What effect would a leadership change have on the operations and opening of the new airport do you reckon? I don't know if this counts as political talk but I find it important. Well, regretfully, it does lead to political talk. In a democratic country (say, in Western standards), any change of lea...

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 10972

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

2) If not: will some of the airlines (except for TK & Star Alliance ones) be requested to shift to INA starting Oct. 30th, only ? Apparently, TK, the biggest customer and airline operator of INA by far, doesn't want to be the guinea pig on the first days or even months of the operations and the...

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 10972

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

Dear all, any idea how the IST-HAV-CCS-IST and IST-BOG-PTY-IST flights are doing, At least from test bookings - it seems that Businss Class on the BOG-PTY flight is doing quite good. Cheers Avianca I think IST-HAV-CCS-IST has now been split up into separate flights: IST-HAV-IST and IST-CCS-IST. I w...

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by aldrigsomandre
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Onur Air delays
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Onur Air delays

Private airlines in Turkey are in shambles. Back when I lived in Turkey, I never used Onur because it was well-known that they always had delays. They don't have enough aircraft to handle their existing network and no money to add new frames.

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 10972

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

Forgive me if this was mentioned in last month's thread, but TRT did a story on Istanbul New Airport: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmY1MGqENfg I didn't realize that the planners of the new IST airport were looking to become the busiest in the world. How does that compare to the current IST passe...

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by aldrigsomandre
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 13584

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2018

Onur Air talks again about their intent of flying to Chongqing in China. CEO said they will start in June 2018 with 4 weekly A330 flights. They have prepared everything. Let's see if it comes true. Bilaterals still allow 21 weekly flights between China and Turkey which is used by TK. If they get th...

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 13584

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2018

Ankara Kiev Zhulyany goes double daily from one flight a day by Pegasus from April 1st, Ukranian Airlines also continues one daily between Ankara and Kiev..wow 3 daily non-stops to a destination that was not even on the map from ESB 2 years ago...what a progress, hats off? TK is still in hibernatio...

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 13584

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2018

Greetings from TK Lounge at IST. I'm on my way to AMS. Checkin agent at ESB told me that IST-AMS flight is +19 passangers overbooked. Considering the afternoon flight to AMS is an A333 and it is still overbooked, surprised me. Normally this flight used to be an A321. Let's see if TK will upguage th...

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by aldrigsomandre
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 13584

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2018

Quick question about TK on board pets policies: -Yesterday on TK3 there was a mid sized "service dog", not in its cage. From what I can see, the owner and the dog used the lav, and she was cleaning after the dog that probably did its business on the floor inside the lav. This was a first ...

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by aldrigsomandre
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 13584

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2018

georgiabill wrote:
Does anyone think IST-BOS-IST will be upgraded to the 77W in the future, or could we see 789'S or A359'S flying the route?


I think once the new aircraft enter the fleet, we're going to to see a lot of them be utilised for the American routes.

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by aldrigsomandre
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 13584

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2018

https://www.airlinehaber.com/emiratesin-dev-ucaklari-3-havalimanini-bekliyor/ Sorry in Turkish only Looks like Emirates will switch into A380 for IST once new airport opens, I wonder which airlines will serve IST with A380 and B747, any rumors?? Do you have a source for this? Thank you, I had a loo...

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by aldrigsomandre
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 13584

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2018

https://www.reuters.com/article/ryanair ... SL8N1QX4SO

Looks like Ryanair is coming to Turkey on a seasonal basis.
I guess they're testing the waters.
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https://www.reuters.com/article/ryanair ... SL8N1QX4SO

Looks like Ryanair is coming to Turkey on a seasonal basis.
I guess they're testing the waters.

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by aldrigsomandre
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 13584

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2018

ankaraflyjet wrote:
Looks like Emirates will switch into A380 for IST once new airport opens, I wonder which airlines will serve IST with A380 and B747, any rumors??


Do you have a source for this?

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by aldrigsomandre
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines MoU for 25 A350 and 25 787
Replies: 48
Views: 10211

Re: Turkish Airlines MoU for 25 A350 and 25 787

kaitak wrote:
Ultimately, there will be many more of both types; I think this is just the initial order and it will be added to over time, just as happened with the A330 and 777.


True. TK tests the waters before committing to a new aircraft type.

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