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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Read this, my Turkish is worse off than I thought it was.
Another piece of TK and 747 news.
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...Jump to post
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. (...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 .
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
TK regularly flies 777's between IST-ESB and IST-ADB depending on demand.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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.
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...Jump to post
This was announced months ago.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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)
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
SXDFC wrote:So the Scoot livery will be painted on the Airbuses?
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...Jump to post