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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:10 pm

It was like that when they launched ESB CDG ESB too and then it turned year-round, I think TK tests the loads before they upload this as a year-round operation. Both FCO and LGW will attract a lot of pax from ESB I am sure and summer timetable is definitely not the time to axe these flights..I in fact expect them to turn to at least thrice weekly from April, LGW could even handle a daily rotation in the summer schedule in my opinion. ESB CDG saw additional service during July and August this year apart from the bi weekly service.

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FCO and LGW flights from ESB, which has been announced, are available until end of March 2019. Very bad.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:42 pm

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stylo777 wrote:
TK just announced today 5x status miles for all flights to/from ISL until the end of this year. Great and actually pretty cheap way to collect some desperately needed miles if you ask me.

So, if you fly ISL-GYD business class (J) next month round trip you will earn 17,800 miles at a cost of $500. Wow!!!


Certainly a good deal for those that can take advantage of it .
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:29 am

There is an article on ch-aviation.ch for pro members which is saying Onur Air will buy Small Planet Germany. Has anyone access to full article?
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:16 pm

If anyone has feedback on whether airlines other than TK will be given the slots to fly between ISL and ESB from January 1st, 2019. IST ESB has been a reserved market for TK only and I wonder f we will be able to see other Turkish carriers (Onur Air, Atlas Global etc.) to start flying to ESB. Any feedback will be appreciated.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:32 pm

ankaraflyjet wrote:
If anyone has feedback on whether airlines other than TK will be given the slots to fly between ISL and ESB from January 1st, 2019. IST ESB has been a reserved market for TK only and I wonder f we will be able to see other Turkish carriers (Onur Air, Atlas Global etc.) to start flying to ESB. Any feedback will be appreciated.

I don't expect any changes and TK will surely lobby as much as possible to keep their state-enable monopoly on that route...
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:41 pm

ankaraflyjet wrote:
If anyone has feedback on whether airlines other than TK will be given the slots to fly between ISL and ESB from January 1st, 2019. IST ESB has been a reserved market for TK only and I wonder f we will be able to see other Turkish carriers (Onur Air, Atlas Global etc.) to start flying to ESB. Any feedback will be appreciated.

Due to the location of ISL and the current (also, forthcoming) difficulties regarding the time taking to reach ISL from some parts of Istanbul one might expect the demand for ESB will actually start to decline. Coaches and in the foreseeable future the "half HSR" will be having an advantage over ISL-ESB flights when you consider the time consumed for door to door travelling between Istanbul & Ankara.
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:38 pm

Currently on TK 9 to LAX on J on the most spontaneous trip of my life and I have to say TGS have some ways to go. After CIP came to board the plane at gate 228B and it was TC-JJF waiting for us, after a while and zero communication 20 minutes before take off they said to people in front of boarding line something and people started talking shit, and I -since no one makes an announcement looked on my app and saw the flight was delayed for 40 minutes- ok it happens went to the bar had a couple followed the crowd and saw people were boarding. Some people here know I fly a lot and this is a first for me; they boarded us from the regular gate only to walk us down the bridge stairs kids elderly with luggage and all to put us in busses to move us to the gate and plane one next to us. I mean literally gate 217 or 219 whatever, and mind you no one was boarded prior. Just weird weird procedure. TK’s customer service as a whole is light years behind and it has to change if they want to become what they aspire to become.


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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:19 pm

gokmengs wrote:
Currently on TK 9 to LAX on J on the most spontaneous trip of my life


Too bad I am not in town. Would loved to have met up.
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:26 am

Hello all after a long while
Ugur Cebeci mentioned about TK looking for 5 77x or 350UlR for Sydney flights
What do u think, wishfull thinking or something cooking at background
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:27 am

Seems that TK is interested in Project Sunrise that Qantas initiated.
Let's see what will come out of it.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:01 pm

TK again posted record earnings with Q3 results released - revenues US$3.9bil with net profit $714mil.
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:17 am

TK787 wrote:
stylo777 wrote:
TK just announced today 5x status miles for all flights to/from ISL until the end of this year. Great and actually pretty cheap way to collect some desperately needed miles if you ask me.

So, if you fly ISL-GYD business class (J) next month round trip you will earn 17,800 miles at a cost of $500. Wow!!!


I am one of the desperate people trying to pile up miles by the end of the year :)

I just read the fine detail on the 5x status miles for all flights to/from ISL, it says that all of the extra miles earned will be given together at the end of the campaign which is at the end of the year. My card status will be downgraded at the end of the year as well.

So the time I earn the miles and the time I am downgraded is the same ( 31st december midnight), do you think I will be able to use those miles to keep my status ?



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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:46 am

I'm not sure, but I would assume that the date of travel would be considered which in your case is still within your current status.
I would compare it to retroactive mileage crediting which also shows the date of travel and not the date of crediting on the account. At the end of the day, your "best part of the body" was sitting on that plane with you still being Elit/Elit Plus :D
 
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Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:11 pm

stylo777 wrote:
I'm not sure, but I would assume that the date of travel would be considered which in your case is still within your current status.
I would compare it to retroactive mileage crediting which also shows the date of travel and not the date of crediting on the account. At the end of the day, your "best part of the body" was sitting on that plane with you still being Elit/Elit Plus :D


Thanks, well I guess I will do a few round trips :) too bad they are not selling Business tickets, is it because the lounge is not ready?
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:52 pm

LLA001 wrote:
stylo777 wrote:
I'm not sure, but I would assume that the date of travel would be considered which in your case is still within your current status.
I would compare it to retroactive mileage crediting which also shows the date of travel and not the date of crediting on the account. At the end of the day, your "best part of the body" was sitting on that plane with you still being Elit/Elit Plus :D


Thanks, well I guess I will do a few round trips :) too bad they are not selling Business tickets, is it because the lounge is not ready?

they do, just check different dates. I was specifically looking for Business tickets and found very cheap ones midweek days whereas on weekend it isn't offered at all.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:48 am

Amazing earnings for TK. I guess those saying weaker Lira would benefit TK were right.


Turkish Airlines on Wednesday announced a net profit of $755 million for the first nine months of 2018, up nearly two times from $263 million during the same period last year.

In a statement, the airline said its total revenue increased by 20 percent to $9.9 billion during the first three quarters of the current year, versus the same period last year.

The airline also posted a record operating profit with $1.15 billion in the nine-month period, up from $956 million in the same period in 2017.

The number of destinations served by the flag carrier reached 304 destinations, including 49 domestic and 255 international, in 122 countries as of September, the company said.

The carrier operates a total of 329 aircraft -- 217 narrowbodies, 92 widebodies, and 20 cargo aircraft -- and it aims to raise this number to 475 aircraft by 2023.

The airline’s capacity also increased by 6 percent in the January-October period, with the airline serving 58 million passengers with an occupancy capacity of 82 percent.

The carrier's passenger demand also rose by 10.3 percent in the same period.

The airline's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, and rent (EBITDAR) increased 16 percent to stand at $2.8 billion.

Subsidiary Turkish Cargo carried over 1 million tons in the nine-month period, marking a 25 percent rise year-on-year.

Turkish Cargo's revenue also increased by 29 percent to reach $1.2 billion in the January-September period, versus the same period last year.


https://www.aa.com.tr/en/economy/turkis ... h-/1305435
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:12 pm

Latest numbers from TK:
http://investor.turkishairlines.com/en/ ... isclosures
-Oct 2018 total pax number up 5.1% to 6.5M pax
-YTD 2018 total pax number up 10.9% to 64.2M pax.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:48 pm

mercure1 wrote:
Amazing earnings for TK. I guess those saying weaker Lira would benefit TK were right.

Can someone tell me what happened with employees wages, did they receive a significant increase given the 25% inflation yoy? If so it's a clear sign a weaker lira is good for TK. If not then it's unsustainable.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:32 am

seeing TC-LJO, 4th 77F for TK, being delivered...
maybe quite a stupid question related to this: why is TK mixing up passenger/cargo aircraft registrations? it's extremely scattered and doesn't follow any order.
for example:
Boeing 777 fleet:
- starts with TC-JJE until TC-JJZ and continues with TC-LJA until TC-LJO so far
- in between the 33 passenger 77W, we can find 4 freighters 77F being registered TC-LJL/M/N/O
- exception are the 3 Kenya Airways birds having TC-LKA/B/C
https://www.planespotters.net/productio ... t&sort=reg


even more scattered with the Airbus 330 fleet:
- we have TC-JCI an 33F and the only one in the TC-JC* cluster
- sister birds are registered TC-JDO/P/R/S and TC-JOO/U/V/Y/Z
- I don't even dare to write down the total mix-up with the rest of the fleet (A330-200 and A330-300); those are all over the place and in the clusters TC-JI*, TC-JN*, TC-JO*, TC-LN* and TC-LO*
https://www.planespotters.net/productio ... t&sort=reg
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:47 pm

Someone is spreading the rumor that there are 4 park positions for the A380 on the new airport and says that TK will be adding them to the fleet. I dont believe this but can someone explain the park positions?
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:01 pm

HeyTK wrote:
Someone is spreading the rumor that there are 4 park positions for the A380 on the new airport and says that TK will be adding them to the fleet. I dont believe this but can someone explain the park positions?

It has been myself to mention this kind of information but that's incomplete.

There are 12 gates (MARS type, with two or three jetways) where Cat. F planes (either Airbus a380 or Boeing 748) can dock at the new airport (currently ISL). Four (4) of these have 3 jetways (=individual air bridges) which means a 380 docked on these can be serviced via three doors simultaneously, inc. the upper cabin... The remaining 8 have only 2 jetways, which means only the 1L & 2L doors can be serviced. Alternatively, these 12 gates can dock two (2) narrowbodies.

There has been long time speculations that TK will eventually be ordering the 380, but there has been no very fresh rumors about that issue.
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:36 am

Hi all
Does any body know number of gates at phase I of ISL?
We had 30+12 at IST which was not sufficient and most of the time US flights were using buses
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:40 am

A380 does not make sense for TK because business model is based on frequency
What about adding some 787-10 on top of 789 order, for me it makes perfect sense to add, replacement of 343 and leased 332s and 333s (skymark birds) and destinations like BKK, BOM,Del,JFK and europian/cis /me and african routes
Same applies for 797 MOM to support 321 and 738/739 fleet for relatively long routes
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:17 am

ist2014 wrote:
Hi all
Does any body know number of gates at phase I of ISL?
We had 30+12 at IST which was not sufficient and most of the time US flights were using buses


There are a total of 77 gates in the Terminal equipped with jetways. 37 of these are M.A.R.S. types, which means a maximum total of (77+37=114) planes, WB and NB mixed, can dock at a time. There also are a total of 29 remote (bus) gates.
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:21 am

Thanks for reply
It seems a good releif vs 42 gates at Ist
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:57 pm

LAXintl wrote:
gokmengs wrote:
Currently on TK 9 to LAX on J on the most spontaneous trip of my life


Too bad I am not in town. Would loved to have met up.

Same here man, was only there for a night and went to PVR in the early morning came back today with Tk34 from IAH to IST next time for sure:)
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:13 am

ist2014 wrote:
A380 does not make sense for TK because business model is based on frequency


I will be flying KBP-IST-FRA next week, all segments under 1500 nm, all with A330 frames. KBP seldom sees a narrowbody, at the same time being one of the closest destinations just 650 nm from IST. FRA (like LON and other busy destinations) has several flights per day by TK, at least two or three of them with widebodies. A month and a half ago I could not get a TK a ticket to PVG and had to fly with LH, as IST-PVG (sic! only 7x per week) was sold out on the dates. Same with IAD a month ago: I wanted to buy an upgrade to biz, but everything was sold out in all cabins.

Some markets just next to Turkey, like Poland, have major airports without TK presence - a promising network contribution growth potential. Once the slot restrictions are gone at IST, it is obvious for TK to expand into regional ports in Ukraine. Russia may contribute even more if Aeroflot will be banned from serving the US market.

TK has just announced a 2018 LF of 82,2% - a superb figure even though many short-haul flights are flown with widebodies, and profit figures (over $700 m this year so far) prove that those are healthy sales.
https://twitter.com/TurkishAirlines/status/1061967313551966208

There is much, much room for growth, so, all things considered, I wouldn't be surprised if on some markets TK eventually hits a frequency ceiling and is forced to either freeze its share or increase capacity.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:58 am

uzzzer wrote:
ist2014 wrote:
A380 does not make sense for TK because business model is based on frequency


I will be flying KBP-IST-FRA next week, all segments under 1500 nm, all with A330 frames. KBP seldom sees a narrowbody, at the same time being one of the closest destinations just 650 nm from IST. FRA (like LON and other busy destinations) has several flights per day by TK, at least two or three of them with widebodies. A month and a half ago I could not get a TK a ticket to PVG and had to fly with LH, as IST-PVG (sic! only 7x per week) was sold out on the dates. Same with IAD a month ago: I wanted to buy an upgrade to biz, but everything was sold out in all cabins.

Some markets just next to Turkey, like Poland, have major airports without TK presence - a promising network contribution growth potential. Once the slot restrictions are gone at IST, it is obvious for TK to expand into regional ports in Ukraine. Russia may contribute even more if Aeroflot will be banned from serving the US market.

TK has just announced a 2018 LF of 82,2% - a superb figure even though many short-haul flights are flown with widebodies, and profit figures (over $700 m this year so far) prove that those are healthy sales.
https://twitter.com/TurkishAirlines/status/1061967313551966208

There is much, much room for growth, so, all things considered, I wouldn't be surprised if on some markets TK eventually hits a frequency ceiling and is forced to either freeze its share or increase capacity.


I think TK is severely limited in Poland due to bilateral, discussed here before. Same with China and India.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:44 pm

leftyboarder wrote:
uzzzer wrote:
ist2014 wrote:
A380 does not make sense for TK because business model is based on frequency


I will be flying KBP-IST-FRA next week, all segments under 1500 nm, all with A330 frames. KBP seldom sees a narrowbody, at the same time being one of the closest destinations just 650 nm from IST. FRA (like LON and other busy destinations) has several flights per day by TK, at least two or three of them with widebodies. A month and a half ago I could not get a TK a ticket to PVG and had to fly with LH, as IST-PVG (sic! only 7x per week) was sold out on the dates. Same with IAD a month ago: I wanted to buy an upgrade to biz, but everything was sold out in all cabins.

Some markets just next to Turkey, like Poland, have major airports without TK presence - a promising network contribution growth potential. Once the slot restrictions are gone at IST, it is obvious for TK to expand into regional ports in Ukraine. Russia may contribute even more if Aeroflot will be banned from serving the US market.

TK has just announced a 2018 LF of 82,2% - a superb figure even though many short-haul flights are flown with widebodies, and profit figures (over $700 m this year so far) prove that those are healthy sales.
https://twitter.com/TurkishAirlines/status/1061967313551966208

There is much, much room for growth, so, all things considered, I wouldn't be surprised if on some markets TK eventually hits a frequency ceiling and is forced to either freeze its share or increase capacity.


I think TK is severely limited in Poland due to bilateral, discussed here before. Same with China and India.


Talking of Poland, TK just announced that it will upgauge some of its WAW flights to the A333.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:07 pm

leftyboarder wrote:
uzzzer wrote:
ist2014 wrote:
A380 does not make sense for TK because business model is based on frequency


I will be flying KBP-IST-FRA next week, all segments under 1500 nm, all with A330 frames. KBP seldom sees a narrowbody, at the same time being one of the closest destinations just 650 nm from IST. FRA (like LON and other busy destinations) has several flights per day by TK, at least two or three of them with widebodies. A month and a half ago I could not get a TK a ticket to PVG and had to fly with LH, as IST-PVG (sic! only 7x per week) was sold out on the dates. Same with IAD a month ago: I wanted to buy an upgrade to biz, but everything was sold out in all cabins.

Some markets just next to Turkey, like Poland, have major airports without TK presence - a promising network contribution growth potential. Once the slot restrictions are gone at IST, it is obvious for TK to expand into regional ports in Ukraine. Russia may contribute even more if Aeroflot will be banned from serving the US market.

TK has just announced a 2018 LF of 82,2% - a superb figure even though many short-haul flights are flown with widebodies, and profit figures (over $700 m this year so far) prove that those are healthy sales.
https://twitter.com/TurkishAirlines/status/1061967313551966208

There is much, much room for growth, so, all things considered, I wouldn't be surprised if on some markets TK eventually hits a frequency ceiling and is forced to either freeze its share or increase capacity.


I think TK is severely limited in Poland due to bilateral, discussed here before. Same with China and India.


I don t think So. turkey has unlimited access to Eu destinations.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:05 am

ME720 wrote:
leftyboarder wrote:
uzzzer wrote:

I will be flying KBP-IST-FRA next week, all segments under 1500 nm, all with A330 frames. KBP seldom sees a narrowbody, at the same time being one of the closest destinations just 650 nm from IST. FRA (like LON and other busy destinations) has several flights per day by TK, at least two or three of them with widebodies. A month and a half ago I could not get a TK a ticket to PVG and had to fly with LH, as IST-PVG (sic! only 7x per week) was sold out on the dates. Same with IAD a month ago: I wanted to buy an upgrade to biz, but everything was sold out in all cabins.

Some markets just next to Turkey, like Poland, have major airports without TK presence - a promising network contribution growth potential. Once the slot restrictions are gone at IST, it is obvious for TK to expand into regional ports in Ukraine. Russia may contribute even more if Aeroflot will be banned from serving the US market.

TK has just announced a 2018 LF of 82,2% - a superb figure even though many short-haul flights are flown with widebodies, and profit figures (over $700 m this year so far) prove that those are healthy sales.
https://twitter.com/TurkishAirlines/status/1061967313551966208

There is much, much room for growth, so, all things considered, I wouldn't be surprised if on some markets TK eventually hits a frequency ceiling and is forced to either freeze its share or increase capacity.


I think TK is severely limited in Poland due to bilateral, discussed here before. Same with China and India.


I don t think So. turkey has unlimited access to Eu destinations.


To my knowledge there is no signed agreement between the EU and Turkey on aviation yet. Bilaterals still apply and the Polish one is restrictive. I stand to be corrected.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:01 am

To my knowledge there is no signed agreement between the EU and Turkey on aviation yet. Bilaterals still apply and the Polish one is restrictive. I stand to be corrected.


Also, I don't know for sure myself but I think that Turkish carrier(s) can fly so many scheduled services and with multiple daily frequencies to so many EU airports is a kind of privilege granted by Turkey's status being in the EU Customs Union, although not being an EU full member state. Naturally, the EU carriers (legacy ones or the others) have the freedom to fly with scheduled services to multiple destinations in Turkey, but due to the economics, they thankfully don't!... One rather small exception is Germania's services to multiple Anatolian airports.
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:13 am

leftyboarder wrote:
ME720 wrote:
leftyboarder wrote:

I think TK is severely limited in Poland due to bilateral, discussed here before. Same with China and India.


I don t think So. turkey has unlimited access to Eu destinations.


To my knowledge there is no signed agreement between the EU and Turkey on aviation yet. Bilaterals still apply and the Polish one is restrictive. I stand to be corrected.


That's true. Bilaterals still apply. Turkish asked numerous times for higher frequency allowance to WAW, bigger planes to be used, another cities to be added and permits for TK Cargo.
All these requests were denied.
Recently TK got permission to fly IST-WAW-IST 6 times a week (was 5 times during this summer). They can deploy a widebody on this additional flight (Airbus A330 at the moment).
LOT will fly 12 times a week when a new airport is fully operational.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:05 am

stylo777 wrote:
seeing TC-LJO, 4th 77F for TK, being delivered...
maybe quite a stupid question related to this: why is TK mixing up passenger/cargo aircraft registrations? it's extremely scattered and doesn't follow any order.
for example:
Boeing 777 fleet:
- starts with TC-JJE until TC-JJZ and continues with TC-LJA until TC-LJO so far
- in between the 33 passenger 77W, we can find 4 freighters 77F being registered TC-LJL/M/N/O
- exception are the 3 Kenya Airways birds having TC-LKA/B/C
https://www.planespotters.net/productio ... t&sort=reg

even more scattered with the Airbus 330 fleet:
- we have TC-JCI an 33F and the only one in the TC-JC* cluster
- sister birds are registered TC-JDO/P/R/S and TC-JOO/U/V/Y/Z
- I don't even dare to write down the total mix-up with the rest of the fleet (A330-200 and A330-300); those are all over the place and in the clusters TC-JI*, TC-JN*, TC-JO*, TC-LN* and TC-LO*
https://www.planespotters.net/productio ... t&sort=reg

I don't think TK has an uniform registration pattern for their fleet. They just follow the registration whenever a plane get delivered.
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:58 am

I read that Pegasus are (finally) going to merge their 99% ownership of Izair into Pegasus. Anyone know when exactly the AOCs will be merged and thus"Pegasus operated by Izair" finally becomes just plain "Pegasus" ?
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... us-by-ye18
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:18 am

Pegasus is also launching direct flights from Ankara ESB to Paris CDG from December 17th, 2018. The flights by Pegasus will be twice weekly. TK also serves the route twice weekly, the new service brings the scheduled flights to 4 weekly flights from ESB to CDG by TK and Pegasus.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:30 am

ankaraflyjet wrote:
Pegasus is also launching direct flights from Ankara ESB to Paris CDG from December 17th, 2018. The flights by Pegasus will be twice weekly. TK also serves the route twice weekly, the new service brings the scheduled flights to 4 weekly flights from ESB to CDG by TK and Pegasus.

Hopefully they are on different days of the week and expands the weekly coverage.
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:56 am

Pegasus flights will be on Mondays and Thursdays leaving ESB at 09:40 AM
Interestingly TK flights also are the same time on Tuesdays and Saturdays

So there are direct flights 4 days of the week from ESB to CDG

I expect Pegasus to launch ESB STN to complement TK's ESB LGW as well, let's wait and see

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ankaraflyjet wrote:
Pegasus is also launching direct flights from Ankara ESB to Paris CDG from December 17th, 2018. The flights by Pegasus will be twice weekly. TK also serves the route twice weekly, the new service brings the scheduled flights to 4 weekly flights from ESB to CDG by TK and Pegasus.

Hopefully they are on different days of the week and expands the weekly coverage.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:27 pm

Good news for Turkish seaside resorts. Qatar will be upping its seasonal presence in both Bodrum and Antalya.

Doha – Antalya 24MAY19 – 29SEP19 Increase from 2 to 3 weekly, A330-300 replaces A320
Doha – Bodrum 25MAY19 – 28SEP19 Increase from 2 to 3 weekly, A320 operating

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-s19/
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:42 am

hey guys not very active this month I see, in some exciting developments Airbus Brought The A220 to Istanbul for TK execs (don't know if other airline execs were shown the ac or took meetings) to see and test fly. I truly think The A220 is an amazing plane and can open up a lot of routes for Turkish carriers. What do you guys think?
Here is the link: http://www.airkule.com/haber/AIRBUS-A22 ... ITTI/31880
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:02 am

totally agree! have been onboard BT and LX; truly liked it from passenger comfort and overall flying experience point of view.
quite sad that KK withdraw their order, but at the same time, these carriers need volume during summer. therefore, TK is in my opinion the only potential customer in Turkey.
 
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:46 pm

Turkish Airlines has ordered 3 Boeing 777-200LRF more. Delivery planned for September 2019 and January/February 2020. With this order, number of 777 freighters will increase to 8. Turkish Airlines has at the moment 4 777F, one more will be delivered soon.
 
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:36 pm

TK adding two additional destinations at the new airport - Adana and Trabzon service will start from 10 December.
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Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:10 pm

TC-JMM is finally back in service!
 
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Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:04 pm

The second A321 neo TC-LSB is waiting in Hamburg. Its delivery has been delayed since october while the 3rd TC-LSC is also getting ready to finish tests soon.

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Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:55 am

AirbusA343 wrote:
TC-JMM is finally back in service!


And so is TC-JJZ (77W named "Uzungöl") TC-JJZ's APU was damaged/written off when a Moroccon 788's right hand wing punctured it during taxiing.
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Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:34 am

TC-ACM B744 Freighter of ACT leased to Saudia, is also back in the air after an incident at Frankfurt in September.
 
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Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:04 am

AirbusA343 wrote:
TC-JMM is finally back in service!

Is that the frame that got its fin cut up by the OZ 777? If thats the plane thats a hell of a quick job by Turkish Technic
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:14 am

gokmengs wrote:
AirbusA343 wrote:
TC-JMM is finally back in service!

Is that the frame that got its fin cut up by the OZ 777? If thats the plane thats a hell of a quick job by Turkish Technic

Yessss, it's that one!!! :D
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Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:51 pm

gokmengs wrote:
AirbusA343 wrote:
TC-JMM is finally back in service!

Is that the frame that got its fin cut up by the OZ 777? If thats the plane thats a hell of a quick job by Turkish Technic


For what it's worth, it was an OZ A333, not a 777.
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