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by aldrigsomandre
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 13657

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2018

LAXintl wrote:
BoD approved 787 and A350 orders according to stock market notice.

787-9 25+5 options
A350-900 25+5 options


Hoping to see some in Australia one day.
Also hoping for an 8-abreast configuration.

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by aldrigsomandre
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 17972

Re: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations

Istanbul (2), Ankara, Hatay, Adana, Antalya, Bodrum. Seven destinations in Turkey. Impressive.

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 13657

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2018

Yakamoz wrote:
Turkish Airlines will be the first customer of A321neo with Cabin Flex (NX version).


How dense will the cabin be?

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by aldrigsomandre
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 13657

Re: Tukish Aviation March 2018

I have a question regarding the intent of Turkish Airlines buying Airbus A350-900 (20+5) and Boeing 787-9 (20+20). If we look to the future, TK would like to fly to YVR, SEA, MEX, DPS, maybe one time SCL and UIO nonstop, and also SYD, PER, MEL, maybe AKL. There is no problem with YVR, SEA, DPS. Are...

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 11040

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Considering major airports like Hong Kong transfered entirely overnight in mere few hours, a multi day phased transfer at Istanbul seems quite less stressful and less risky. In case of Hong Kong and the more recent yet more ill-fated Doha, there have been no domestic flights for these two airports ...

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 11040

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Few more updates on INA and the move process, according to new interview of Bilal Eksi, there won't be any flights at either IST or new airport for 18 hours, and they will move TK with 600 trucks, 120 planes will be ferried from IST to INA. Ops at the new airport will start with 10% of schedule for...

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 11040

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Yakamoz wrote:
RainerBoeing777 wrote:
What happened to the orders of the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350?


Still an intent, waiting for a firm order.


Do you think they'll place an order soon?

(I'm still hopeful for Australian flights. :roll: )

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 11040

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

stylo777 wrote:
How is CPT served these days? I saw a 333 landing just before our takeoff.


Direct from IST, no longer coupled with JHB.

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by aldrigsomandre
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 44775

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Proposed schedule on CM PTY-BGI new service: CM 260...PTY 09.30...14.00 BGI...Tu, Fr...E90 CM 261....BGI 15.00....17.30 PTY...Tu, FR..E90 Effective: July 17th. Regards. This service was annouced just on time for me. I'm moving to Bridgetown in July for work and I was looking at the easiest way of g...

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by aldrigsomandre
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 44775

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Proposed schedule on CM PTY-BGI new service: CM 260...PTY 09.30...14.00 BGI...Tu, Fr...E90 CM 261....BGI 15.00....17.30 PTY...Tu, FR..E90 Effective: July 17th. Regards. This service was annouced just on time for me. I'm moving to Bridgetown in July for work and I was looking at the easiest way of g...

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by aldrigsomandre
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 11040

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Looks like ESB will be the champion of 2018 as it was in 2017, the pax growth just does not seem to stop...Time to utilize existing terminal for all domestic and put a new international terminal I think. ESB needs a new control tower too. Anybody has info on the 3rd runaway? When will that be put i...

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 11040

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

http://timesofoman.com/article/127472/O ... ew-flights

Looks like Oman Air is coming back to IST.
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http://timesofoman.com/article/127472/O ... ew-flights

Looks like Oman Air is coming back to IST.

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 11040

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Arabs summer love of Turkey continues. Kuwait Airways will launch service to Trabzon June 9th - 3x weekly A320 While Saudi will operate daily A320 to Izmir with mixed schedule of flights from Jeddah and Riyadh starting June 10th - Sept 09. TK considers services to SYD every day. Nothing new. Thats ...

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 11040

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

TK is considering services to MEX and SYD soon. :stirthepot: The MEX service has been hinted as being via DUB. See: https://www.independent.ie/business/world/mexico-city-still-on-the-cards-as-turkish-looks-to-irish-expansion-36564396.html. Cheers, C. TK considers services to SYD every day. Nothing ...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 11040

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Blerg wrote:
I am on FR24 and I noticed that many flights, both arriving and departing from IST, have huge delays. Many are circling around the city. Any special reason for that? From what I know there are no storms in the area


According to the weather data, there's a storm going on in Istanbul at the moment.

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by aldrigsomandre
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 148
Views: 29323

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

I think the almost one year delay in A339 deliveries has caused an aircraft shortage at D7, just as it is embarking on its expansion programme. That is why it is now looking long and hard at its fleet requirements. It still holds an order for 10 A359s and the very smooth introduction of that aircra...

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by aldrigsomandre
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 44775

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

http://www.impulsonegocios.com/contenid ... _46875.php


Seems that TK is doing everything to fill up their PTY flights.
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Kilgen wrote:
CM and TK expand codeshares. The Argentinian government gave approval for MDZ and ROS. News in Spanish: http://www.impulsonegocios.com/contenid ... _46875.php


Seems that TK is doing everything to fill up their PTY flights.

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 44775

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

yellowtail wrote:
How many countries does CM have left in the Americas to fly to?
Suriname and some of the smaller Caribbean islands are all I can think of. CM will need some more E190s if it intends to start doing SKB, DOM etc.


As far as I know, the E190 will soon be retired.

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 44775

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Copa officially launches PTY-FOR. http://www.focus.jor.br/economia/voo-ligara-fortaleza-cidade-do-panama-e-78-destinos/ And it looks like PTY-SSA as well, according to the last sentence in the first paragraph of the following news: http://diariodonordeste.verdesmares.com.br/cadernos/negocios/online...

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by aldrigsomandre
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 17257

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

jmmadrid wrote:
Blerg wrote:
Serbian CAD refused to grant TK the right to send its A330 to BEG from March 1st.


Is this to protect ATLASGLOBAL/AIR SERBIA's joint flight from BEG to SAW?


Atlas flies from IST not SAW.

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by aldrigsomandre
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 17257

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

Thank you, that makes absolute sense now. Do you know why they were getting rid of aircraft? With my limited Turkish, I have read through a couple of Turkish aviation websites, the word on the street is that KK may stop scheduled services all together and become a charter airline flying out of Anta...

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 17257

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

KK reduces IST-BEG from ten weekly to daily. It's really strange as the number of Turkish tourists in Serbia passed 100.000 and TK seems to be responding by increasing capacity to A332. Maybe KK needs the slots for some other route? Have they been expanding? KK has been getting rid of airframes lat...

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 17257

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

KK reduces IST-BEG from ten weekly to daily. It's really strange as the number of Turkish tourists in Serbia passed 100.000 and TK seems to be responding by increasing capacity to A332. Maybe KK needs the slots for some other route? Have they been expanding? KK has been getting rid of airframes lat...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 17257

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

IMHO, some of TK's present and future long but thin Americas routes will be flown by the 350's. Among these may be BOS, IAD, MIA, ATL (present routes), YVR, SEA (future ones). Possibly MEX and any other South American routes planned for the future (like Chile, Peru, etc.) On the Asean side: possibl...

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by aldrigsomandre
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 17257

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

TheKacaman wrote:
Happy New Year to all!
Today marks the day TK will sign an order with Airbus on A350-900 in Paris, order is speculated to be for 25-40 aircraft.


I hope they'll get the ULR version for non-stop Australian flights as well.
It'd be nice to use TK all the way to Europe.

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by aldrigsomandre
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 17257

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

I flew BA 767's to LHR few times, however I doubt we will see the 787 fly to IST, as they are only flying 320's to IST anytime I checked them to see when TK's schedule didn't work for me. I think OA260 is correct. I have seen the news, BA is planning to use the 787 to IST route. Thats great news, w...

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by aldrigsomandre
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 17257

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

We may see BA put them on IST at various periods after the B767 gets phased out later this year. I flew BA 767's to LHR few times, however I doubt we will see the 787 fly to IST, as they are only flying 320's to IST anytime I checked them to see when TK's schedule didn't work for me. I think OA260 ...

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 17257

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

As a resident in Turkey, I had no chance to fly on a Dreamliner yet. Does anyone know which airlines fly which routes with a Dreamliner ? Dash 8 or 9 maybe ? Any airline flying A350 to Turkey ? 787 from/to IST: RJ to AMM, J2 to GYD, QR to DOH more frequently and EY to AUH and SV to RUH/JED less fre...

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 17257

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

So there's a fair bit of information regarding TK's plans for the new airport in the press, but what about other carriers? AtlasGlobal, Pegasus and Onur - what are their plans for the new airport? Any insider info?

Any aircraft order predictions for these carriers?

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by aldrigsomandre
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 14659

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2017

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-12dec17/

Joon's Istanbul schedule. Doomed to fail.

Paris CDG – Istanbul Ataturk eff 25MAR18 1 daily A320. Schedule moves to overnight hours
AF1390 CDG2240 – 0305+1IST 320 D
AF1391 IST0405 – 0650CDG 320 D
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https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-12dec17/

Joon's Istanbul schedule. Doomed to fail.

Paris CDG – Istanbul Ataturk eff 25MAR18 1 daily A320. Schedule moves to overnight hours
AF1390 CDG2240 – 0305+1IST 320 D
AF1391 IST0405 – 0650CDG 320 D

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 14659

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2017

According to this article, SAW is trying to get MH or D7. Its natural move since SAW largest shareholder is Malaysian Airports Holdings it might be a natural move from shareholder perspective, but the question is: will it generate any profits? Europe is very popular with Malaysians, if Air Asia X c...

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 14659

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2017

According to this article, SAW is trying to get MH or D7. Its natural move since SAW largest shareholder is Malaysian Airports Holdings D7 would actually benefit from working with PG, but their hub at klia2 is a total jungle. One of the worst terminals I have ever been in, so it's not the best tran...

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 14659

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2017

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/trave ... n-airlines

According to this article, SAW is trying to get MH or D7.
Also in the article, Emirates will restart SAW flights in 2018.
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http://www.themalaymailonline.com/trave ... n-airlines

According to this article, SAW is trying to get MH or D7.
Also in the article, Emirates will restart SAW flights in 2018.

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 14659

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2017

globetrotter94 wrote:
I have a question regarding Miles & Smiles gold status and was wondering if anyone here might know: once you earn the miles to qualify for gold, is the status effective immediately, or does it start from the expiration date of your current status?


Immediately.

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by aldrigsomandre
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 198
Views: 45874

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Can this be used as a seaplane?

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by aldrigsomandre
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 10763

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2017

Does anyone know if TK will order more cargo aircraft?

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 182585

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

ahj2000 wrote:
Will SAW remain open?


Yes, with a new, expanded domestic terminal about to be added.

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by aldrigsomandre
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Royal Brunei Airlines
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Royal Brunei Airlines

Hi, I will be travelling to Bandar Seri Begawan for business from Sydney next month. I have a few options, all of which are one stop. While I have flown Malaysian and Singapore before, the cheapest and most convenient option is Royal Brunei. With reviews being very few on the Internet, I wanted to a...

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by aldrigsomandre
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 10763

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2017

http://www.exyuaviation.com/2017/11/ata ... n-jfk.html

AtlasGlobal will start codesharing with Air Serbia for their NYC flight as well.

Will this effect TK?
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http://www.exyuaviation.com/2017/11/ata ... n-jfk.html

AtlasGlobal will start codesharing with Air Serbia for their NYC flight as well.

Will this effect TK?

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by aldrigsomandre
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air to buy %49 percent of Turkey's Borajet
Replies: 9
Views: 2714

Wizz Air to buy %49 percent of Turkey's Borajet

Source in Turkish: http://www.airporthaber.com/havacilik-haberleri/dev-havayolu-sirketi-borajet-hisselerini-satin-aliyor.html The airline will start flying as Wizz Air Turkey. Initially, 5 A320's will be based in the country - up to 10 by mid-2018. Felt like this needed it's own thread. Interesting ...

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by aldrigsomandre
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 10763

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2017

http://www.airporthaber.com/havacilik-h ... liyor.html

My Turkish friend just sent me this.
Wizzair purchasing 49% of Borajet.

Interesting development, SAW is already congested.
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http://www.airporthaber.com/havacilik-h ... liyor.html

My Turkish friend just sent me this.
Wizzair purchasing 49% of Borajet.

Interesting development, SAW is already congested.

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 262
Views: 32674

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017

Finally SYD will have their 1st scheduled A350 carrier. On the same note this will mean QF to become the sole B747 passenger service carrier at SYD. (Hopefully Korean will keep the torch alight with their seasonal B748i services). EK413 Isn't Korean flying seasonal A380's now? There's simply too mu...

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by aldrigsomandre
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 10763

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2017

N47 wrote:
It would be interesting to see TK operate a seasonal non-stop service from NYC to BKPR during the summer. I believe that they would definitely be able to fill up an A330 on a 3x a week flight.


Is this official? Weren't there plans to offer transatlantic flights from Macedonia?

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 20127

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

From RoutesOnline: Turkish Airlines recently filed preliminary changes for long-haul operation in summer 2018 season, effective from 25MAR18. Planned changes as of 05OCT17 as follow. Istanbul Ataturk – Cape Town eff 25MAR18 A330-200 replaces -300, 5 weekly in Northern summer season Istanbul Ataturk ...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 20127

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

- On average every 5 minutes there happens a construction accident and every 60 minutes an ambulance is being called. I am not an expert on these but that seems very high to a regular guy like me. This is one of the reasons, my sister that works for a large insurance company decided NOT to insure t...

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 20127

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

Thanks TK787 for the new thread.

I have a question, since they've started negotiations for new generation aircraft, will TK also get a new business class product as well? Their layout is kind of archaic.

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by aldrigsomandre
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trying out the Scandinavian Airlines A320 NEO from Dublin to Stockholm (DUB-ARN)
Replies: 7
Views: 7416

Re: Trying out the Scandinavian Airlines A320 NEO from Dublin to Stockholm (DUB-ARN)

Those seats look rather uncomfortable.

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by aldrigsomandre
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 41382

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

Yes unfortunately it has become a regular at SYD. Simply not enough gate to accommodate all these flights. I've also seen HU, MH, MF, CI boarding via stairs. Michael I was on a Scoot flight last week, we were bussed to a remote stand as well. So long the money I paid to get on board first - I got o...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 41382

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

Stayed overnight in SYD at the Rydges and was shocked to see how many widebodies boarded from remote stands this morning! AC to YVR, LA to AKL/SCL, QF to PVG and SQ to SIN all had pax bussed and then up stairs. Is this a regular occurrence for SYD? Yes unfortunately it has become a regular at SYD. ...

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by aldrigsomandre
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 21501

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turk ... SKCN1BN1CZ
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A Reuters article regarding TK in Africa.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turk ... SKCN1BN1CZ

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