globetrotter94 wrote:As of yesterday, TK ended it's TK-46/47 service to Osaka-Kansai.
TK787 wrote:Welcome to the thread, thanks for kind words. But I am a newby here and like yourself I have been learning from day one from our great contributors like LAXintl, Stylo, Baha, Wing, TKfan, OA260, mercure1, leftyboarder, Pilotaydin and many others over the years
And I am not talking about Civil aviation or Turkish Aviation, we learn about internet etiquette and common sense social media communication.
Thank you all.
Here is a quick question:
"TK flies to many destinations in Iraq, but I see that many flights that could possibly fly over Syria and Iraq are circling around them; over Iran or the Med.sea." So why can TK and others can fly to war zone countries but not over fly them? Thanks.
By the way, the Minister of Transport (among other things) mentioned that the first runway at new IST (as there is no code yet) is complete, when in reality this doesn't seem like true. Also, he mentions that the construction realization rate is 42%, which means that more than half of construction remains to be done. We have - supposedly - 1 year left till opening. I don't care if they make a fool of themselves by opening it early but I am worried about safety and security in an airport opening before completion.
mafaky wrote:There's a very recent news in the Turkish Press that THY has (or is about to) signed a code-share agreement with an undisclosed PARAGUAY based airline. There's actually no formal announcement from TK side, the source of the information is the Ministery of Foreign Affairs (in fact the Minister, himself...).
It's not April the 1st, yet!... Anyone, with any sound and safe comments?
For those of you who can comprehend Turkish:
http://www.airlinehaber.com/thy-ortak-u ... -imzaladi/
djxxa wrote:globetrotter94 wrote:As of yesterday, TK ended it's TK-46/47 service to Osaka-Kansai.
That's a shame. Flew it a few years ago, and had a nice TK experience.
Thanks for the new thread TK787,
Hello all, i'm new. Aviation fan, love Turkey.
I've been following the thread since the last time i visited which was the saturday after the 'coup'. I switched alliances by then, due to other factors.
miaintl wrote:How is TK now preforming in the US? have the loads improved? I am interested in Miami, Atlanta, and Houston. Which is the best preforming of the three now?
NichCage wrote:Why did Turkish Airlines end flights to Osaka? It's been part of there network for a long time, maybe it wasn't profitable?
NichCage wrote:I'm sure Miami is doing good. Not related to how well the route is doing, I'm sure a lot of Jewish and Israeli passengers are flying MIA-IST-TLV and TLV-IST-MIA as direct flights between MIA and TLV do not exist.
Atlanta will be downgraded from a 77W to A333, but the route seems to be doing well at the moment.
Houston has been flown for quite a while now, and other than frequency reductions it must be doing well at the moment.
TK105 wrote:Greetings from DXB and thanks to TK787 for another thread.
I came to DXB via ESB-DOH-DXB routing on QR. I now see that QR up-gauged ESB-DOH to A321 from A320 and the plane was 100% full both on J & Y. I think soon we will see this route getting a wide body. This is no surprise as ESB-DOH-DXB routing is a peaceful total pleasure in comparison to IST-DXB experience on TK or EK. Looks like QR is becoming the east direction replica of LH for ESB passengers looking for alternative.
I think Jan2017 DHMI statistics, due to be published in few days, will be a very important early indication for how things will be in 2017. Lets hope for a good result.
NichCage wrote:Why doesn't an airline like FlyDubai fly between ESB and DXB?
Is there even a market between ESB and DXB?
Also, why is Qatar Airways flying to ESB for?
What market do they serve at ESB?
leftyboarder wrote:By the way, the Minister of Transport (among other things) mentioned that the first runway at new IST (as there is no code yet) is complete, when in reality this doesn't seem like true..
LAXintl wrote:Actually I think the first runway is indeed done, or very close to it.
A European engineering firm is scheduled to audit and certify it in March. They will audit runway and help categorize things like its weight bearing capability, its slope, magnetic heading etc. This is required before CAA can publish the data.
LAXintl wrote:NichCage wrote:Why did Turkish Airlines end flights to Osaka? It's been part of there network for a long time, maybe it wasn't profitable?
Same reason many longhaul carriers walked away from Osaka. This is the 2nd time KIX was dropped by TK.
mafaky wrote:But, is this kind of auditing the only action necessary and sufficient for the certification of the runway? Or is this only the certification that engineering has been done properly and the data you have mentioned can go on official records? I guess after this the runway has to be calibrated and tested by the SHGM (possibly not alone but under international supervision), then comes the calibration and testing for ILS and other equipment that should be installed in the meantime. These latter should be the responsibility of SHGM [the CAA of Turkish State], not IGA's. The runway markings have to be done and needless to say all runway lighting and associated control equipment must be installed and finished/tested/approved.
All these take time. But how long, with the best/shortest estimations? Anyone has any solid idea?
BTW, somewhere I had read, that the present single runway at Dubai's new Al Maktoom Airport had taken around two (2) years for this entire testing/certification cycle; which looked pretty much unbelievable to me...
globetrotter94 wrote:What reason is that? High landing fees?
MalevTU134 wrote:comairguycvg wrote:-IST-ATL was to go from 77W to 333
Just curious, could this leg ever swap over to the 332 or just the 333?
In theory, yes. But highly unlikely. Where would that 332 come from?
LAXintl wrote:Japan is very Tokyo centric when it comes to longhaul travel demand. Markets like KIX/NGO don't provide the demand nor revenue(yield) comparable to Tokyo region which has made it challenging to support longhaul routes.
comairguycvg wrote:I was just wondering if ATL would ever see the retro paint scheme.
TK787 wrote:PARAGUAY, who knows
TK in Africa comes to mind. TK used to fly to 17 destinations in Africa and then said it would double that number by ordering the 737-900s. Now, 51 destinations. I have a feeling TK is really trying hard to tap into the South American market but it is not that easy with NO historical/cultural/religious ties and no simple solutions in terms of equipment.
TK787 wrote:comairguycvg wrote:I was just wondering if ATL would ever see the retro paint scheme.
There is always a chance ATL A333 must be taking a load penalty to make that West bound flight. Yesterdays A333 IST-ATL flight was 11:42. So, who knows you might see the pijamas
Also, thanks Yakamoz with the fleet news.
-AnadoluJet has only 12 738s, can they utilize more jets?
-Pegasus were to get 5 x 320NEOS this year, is that old information still correct?
-Someone please correct me; AFAIK 3 TK 77W's (-JJK, JJM, -JJP) had been on the ground for at least 2 weeks now.
Yakamoz wrote:Some fleet news..
5 A319, 7 A320, 2 or 5 A332 will leave TK fleet this year. Some Boeings will transfer to Ajet.
3 B77W and 6 A333 will entry (2 A321 entered) the fleet.
Btw the only wet-leased B747 Freighter is no more listed in their fleet, maybe as a result of the accident.
Freebird wet-leased now 3 A320 to Vietjet in Vietnam. And Pegasus has sent 4 B738 to PIA. 3 Corendon B738 is flying for Spicejet.
Borajet and Tailwind are more or less grounded nearly half of their fleet.
Yakamoz wrote:KarelXWB wrote:Yakamoz wrote:
3 B77W and 6 A333 will entry (2 A321 entered) the fleet.
There are 7 A333s on order at Intrepid, what happend with the 7th A333?
TC-LOE delivered in December. 6 more will entry.
leftyboarder wrote:Here's a recent picture from another forum. If that behind this guy is the first runway it looks nowhere near finished. Maybe it's the second?
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