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by aldrigsomandre
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 21430

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

TK office in Athens attacked by anarchist http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/09/13/greek-anarchists-vandalize-turkish-airlines-office-in-athens/ http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/09/13/rouvikonas-anarchist-group-attacks-turkish-airlines-office-in-athens/ This is very sad to see. Parts of this ...

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by aldrigsomandre
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 21430

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

Read this, my Turkish is worse off than I thought it was. Another piece of TK and 747 news. http://www.kokpit.aero/thy-boeing-747-8-icin-masada My Turkish is in great shape :) I still don't get it. Why would TK get 748 and replace frequency with capacity. I love that TK flies 3 x daily JFK-IST. Why...

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by aldrigsomandre
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 21430

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

http://www.kokpit.aero/thy-boeing-747-8-icin-masada
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Read this, my Turkish is worse off than I thought it was.
Another piece of TK and 747 news.

http://www.kokpit.aero/thy-boeing-747-8-icin-masada

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 41304

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

A South African Airways flight attendant arrested in Perth after trying to smuggle in 6 kg's of cocaine into Australia. Wow, just wow. http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/flight-attendant-allegedly-attempted-to-smuggle-cocaine-through-perth-airport/news-story/4d4506dd3f24852f71fe341884...

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 21430

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

Really ?? How??? Bilaterals changed?? TK getting more slots?? This article suggests Onur Air is going to serve 4 Chinese cities in 2018: http://www.kokpit.aero/cin-turkiye-turizm-yili (In Turkish only) As far as I know, China allocates route rights not in weekly frequencies, but in seat capacity. (...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 21430

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

As the year keeps coming to an end I keep wondering if TK will ever be able to start service to MEX as they have longed said that's a destination happening soon. I feel we may not even see it happening this year at all. I'm sure they need to do a technical stop somewhere along the way and just have...

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by aldrigsomandre
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 21430

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

As a frequent traveller between Europe and Australia, a direct service between Sydney and Istanbul would make it the default choice for me as I would be able to go to secondary European cities that I usually go to with a one-stop option. Australia is a huge long haul market, many people I know trave...

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by aldrigsomandre
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 21430

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

Happy September! I hope everyone has a good month. Start of the Spring season for us here in Australia. I ran into the bureau chief of TK here in Sydney, had a few dealings with him in the past for a completely unrelated matter, but we do know each other. He said that SYD and MEL flights are not po...

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by aldrigsomandre
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 21430

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

Happy September! I hope everyone has a good month. Start of the Spring season for us here in Australia. I ran into the bureau chief of TK here in Sydney, had a few dealings with him in the past for a completely unrelated matter, but we do know each other. He said that SYD and MEL flights are not pos...

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 23269

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

15 really seems too good to be true.

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by aldrigsomandre
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 23269

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

How are Turkish airports and airlines doing these days? It's "bayram", no? I always had fond memories of bayrams when I lived in Turkey.

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by aldrigsomandre
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 23269

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

Yakamoz wrote:
4 B77F it should be. But no confirmation by TK or Boeing until now.

However, these 4 birds will replace 3 A310F of ULS, 1 A300 by MNG and 2 B74F.


Do the capacity of 4 77F's make up for 6 aircraft of different sizes or is there going to be a reduction in capacity?

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 23269

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

KLM will reduce AMS-IST as of September 4th. Flights will be reduced to 1 daily after this date. did that last year as well. winter schedule kind of thing? I don't think it is possible for any European airline to compete with any Turkish airline on price and frequency. It is better to codeshare wit...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Opportunities for America and beyond
Replies: 85
Views: 15059

Re: Qantas Opportunities for America and beyond

Would love PER LAX but in all honesty it makes more sense for us sand gropers to connect on the east coast. In the same way it makes sense for west coasters to connect in PER for Paris, Frankfurt and London (until we get a non stop from SYD LHR). Wish QF would do PER JNB. There is a huge Saffa popu...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 23269

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

According to local media, TK in process of applications to add San Jose Costa Rica in Q2 2018. http://news.co.cr/several-airlines-among-turkish-airlines-prepare-enter-costa-rican-market-japanese-argentina-air-europe/63368/ If it comes to fruition, I wish TK good luck. They will need it. If they sta...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 23269

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... ibbean-hub
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There's an article behind a paywall on chaviation, about TK considering a Caribbean hub. Does anyone know anything about the matter?

I don't have a membership, so I'm unable to read it.

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... ibbean-hub

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by aldrigsomandre
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 58682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

There's one thing I don't understand about the Virgin brands, I'd appreciate it if someone can shed some light on this. Why isn't there deeper co-operation between the Virgin branded airlines? Wouldn't it result in lower costs, customer benefits? Like a common FF program or maintenance etc. I know V...

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by aldrigsomandre
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 23269

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

Is there any update on potential TK aircraft orders? Or any other Turkish carrier for that matter. Since recovery is faster than expected, does anyone think that airlines will be adding capacity? I would not say "recovery is faster than expected", it is July and it is the peak of the summ...

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 23269

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

Is there any update on potential TK aircraft orders? Or any other Turkish carrier for that matter. Since recovery is faster than expected, does anyone think that airlines will be adding capacity?

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by aldrigsomandre
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of LCC Subsidiary Joon
Replies: 159
Views: 20334

Re: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost

How are they going to compete with ME3 and European LLC's if this is not a low cost initiative? I don't understand. They are simply relaunching Air France aimed at millenials?

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of SAA's A340's?
Replies: 29
Views: 6984

Re: Future of SAA's A340's?

JNB-PER is also on A340's, exclusively. Almost exclusively -300 series though, we used to get the 600 often but ever since they dropped SA 282/283 its normally a 300 Last time I flew there and back, my outbound flight was on a -300, and I came back on a -600. A dummy booking suggests that they are ...

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by aldrigsomandre
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2017
Replies: 149
Views: 15030

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2017

Zaf wrote:
Is Turkey still paying the jet-fuel for Russian Charters to bring tourists as they did in 2015 ?


Yes, and I think, it's not just for Russian charters.

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by aldrigsomandre
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of SAA's A340's?
Replies: 29
Views: 6984

Re: Future of SAA's A340's?

JNB-PER is also on A340's, exclusively.

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by aldrigsomandre
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2017
Replies: 149
Views: 15030

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2017

TK also leased a 2nd 744F - this time from US charter operator Kalitta. N403KZ will primarily operate to Europe, while the Atlas Air aircraft will service Far East markets. Kalitta aircraft has been running charters this week between Izmir and Doha. I hope everyone enjoys the month ahead. Since TK ...

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by aldrigsomandre
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 389
Views: 49414

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread

CanadaFair wrote:
CanadaFair wrote:
Air Arabia dropped plan to serve Trabzon it was to start yesterday, its not even listed in website .

it was started but dosent appear is some version of its websites .


It's back on their system, I think there was a temporary problem.

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2017
Replies: 144
Views: 18385

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2017

Thank you so much for this, such informative reply. TK's behaviour seems to sort of reflect that of Qantas' here in Australia. To the dismay of many, Qantas had a very Sydney-centric approach to expansion in the recent years. Though the recent launch of MEL and PER originating flights, made possible...

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2017
Replies: 144
Views: 18385

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2017

Regarding the routes to/from ESB, can someone with knowledge enlighten me? I know that Lufthansa and Qatar Airways serve ESB on a regular basis, which, covers the long haul transit passengers to/from west and east, respectively. Given that many of TK's short haul routes rely on transit passengers, w...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 40776

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017

Personally, I would love to see 9W launch MEL & SYD from BOM - split into maybe 3x weekly each. If you look at the India side (http://www.tourism.australia.com/documents/Markets/TASI11145_Market_Profiles_2017_India-Full-V5.pdf) the southern half of India dominate tourist flows. With the state o...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 40776

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017

Thought this may interest some https://www.oag.com/blog/topic/asias-hub Recent reporting by OAG shows that Australia-India is the largest connection through SIN with 1.13 million bookings in 2016 and the 3rd largest through KUL with 450,000 bookings connecting via KUL for Australia-India. Consideri...

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by aldrigsomandre
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2017
Replies: 144
Views: 18385

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2017

One A330 is wet leased to TAME airline,to conduct Quito(UIO) JFK(KJFK) flights. The Star Alliance A332 is the one that went to Ecuador (TC-LNB) to fly EQ550/1 (the Quito-New York route), while TAME's own A332 was ferried to Switzerland for a heavy check. This is a 2-month lease for TK. Who is provi...

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by aldrigsomandre
Thu May 18, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the shortest widebody flights regularly operated?
Replies: 28
Views: 4232

Re: What are the shortest widebody flights regularly operated?

TK regularly flies 777's between IST-ESB and IST-ADB depending on demand.

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by aldrigsomandre
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swazi Airways debuts?
Replies: 20
Views: 3674

Re: Swazi Airways debuts?

I predict that this airline will never take off. Here's what I base my prediction on: I went to school in Swaziland. I regularly visit the country, every year or so. Last time I went, in June 2016, I made the mistake of flying into the new international airport, which is in the middle of nowhere an...

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swazi Airways debuts?
Replies: 20
Views: 3674

Re: Swazi Airways debuts?

I predict that this airline will never take off. Here's what I base my prediction on: I went to school in Swaziland. I regularly visit the country, every year or so. Last time I went, in June 2016, I made the mistake of flying into the new international airport, which is in the middle of nowhere and...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic becomes CS300 launch operator
Replies: 39
Views: 9578

Re: airBaltic becomes CS300 launch operator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DfX_auflQ4


This is absolutely amazing! How creative!
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kaneporta1 wrote:
airBaltic are doing one hell of a job marketing the CS300 as well as the airline: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DfX_auflQ4


This is absolutely amazing! How creative!

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by aldrigsomandre
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-8: The Perfect Aircraft for TK Going Forward?
Replies: 15
Views: 4246

Re: 787-8: The Perfect Aircraft for TK Going Forward?

BestWestern wrote:
For their short haul network to work it needs larger capacity long haul to fill them. A 200 seater long haul doesn't fit this.


I'm asking because I don't know, why does short haul network efficiency require larger capacity long haul?

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by aldrigsomandre
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-8: The Perfect Aircraft for TK Going Forward?
Replies: 15
Views: 4246

787-8: The Perfect Aircraft for TK Going Forward?

Hello, TK's short haul strategy is based on feeding long haul routes and shaped by frequency in key routes to Europe and the Middle East. Since TK has a lot of problems, both financially and in terms of political stability in Turkey, the passenger numbers are expected to decrease further, do you guy...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Romanian PM flies Ryanair and files a complaint
Replies: 20
Views: 5757

Re: Romanian PM flies Ryanair and files a complaint

But credit cards are not as common in Europe as they are in America, most people don't have them and even if they do they mostly prefer cash for small purchases. It really varies. Nordic Europe is very plastic, Germans love cash, British are somewhere between I guess. If you offer cash to a taxi dr...

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by aldrigsomandre
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Group goes A321neo
Replies: 45
Views: 10266

Re: Qantas Group goes A321neo

I wonder if they are going to go for the A321neoLR as well. So many opportunities in the Chinese market with those IMO. Do you have any routes in mind? It seems a little range-inhibited to do much more than southern China to northern Australia. In practical terms a 757 is maxed at about 4,000sm; th...

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Group goes A321neo
Replies: 45
Views: 10266

Re: Qantas Group goes A321neo

I wonder if they are going to go for the A321neoLR as well. So many opportunities in the Chinese market with those IMO.

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by aldrigsomandre
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 32311

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

A330freak wrote:
Latest Airbus order and delivery spreadsheet shows that the Qantas Group has converted 45 (of their order of 99 aircraft) A320neos to A321neos. (breakdown is now 54 A320neos and 45 A321neos)


Will they all go to CheapStar or will Qantas get some?

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsiaX no Europe return
Replies: 34
Views: 6750

Re: AirAsiaX no Europe return

Sorry but no way they take all 66 A339s on order. Is there any reason for saying that? The A339s will be delivered over a long period - so some of these aircraft will be used to replace the current fleet, many of which are under operating leases. I think these aircraft will be returned after the le...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsiaX no Europe return
Replies: 34
Views: 6750

Re: AirAsiaX no Europe return

It's not just KUL-BCN demand. KUL is Air Asia's largest hub. They can connect traffic from their other 100 or so destinations in almost every country in Asia. plus Australia and New Zealand. Passengers connecting at KUL also don't need a transit visa and are exempt from airport tax. QR is currently...

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by aldrigsomandre
Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Terminating JNB - AUH?
Replies: 8
Views: 2474

Re: South African Terminating JNB - AUH?

What if SAA were to launch codeshare with TK and start Istanbul flights. Would that be a viable option?

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by aldrigsomandre
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TigerAir brand to be folded, will merge into Scoot
Replies: 22
Views: 5788

Re: TigerAir brand to be folded, will merge into Scoot

SXDFC wrote:
So the Scoot livery will be painted on the Airbuses?


That seems to be the case, yes.

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by aldrigsomandre
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline diversity at JNB
Replies: 41
Views: 5622

Re: Airline diversity at JNB

If you want to be technical about things, then JFK receives a flight from every continent so to speak... so here is how: South African Airways - African Continent Air China - Asia British Airways - Europe Air Canada - North America LATAM - South America Hawaiian Airlines - Oceania So... technically...

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