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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:03 pm

3 TK A321neos have been "grounded" according to this article and from what Google Translate says, it's due to engine issues. I'm fairly certain it's TC-LSD and TC-LSE since they haven't flown in a long time. TC-LSC hasn't flown in 10 days so that could be the 3rd one. Sorry if this has already been discussed.

https://www.airporthaber.com/havacilik-haberleri/thynin-a321neolari-yere-indirildi.html
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:37 pm

AirbusA343 wrote:
3 TK A321neos have been "grounded" according to this article and from what Google Translate says, it's due to engine issues. I'm fairly certain it's TC-LSD and TC-LSE since they haven't flown in a long time. TC-LSC hasn't flown in 10 days so that could be the 3rd one. Sorry if this has already been discussed.

https://www.airporthaber.com/havacilik-haberleri/thynin-a321neolari-yere-indirildi.html


TC-LSD (what an inspiring registration) is among the three. Engine issues caused the grounding of the three jets all with PW engines. The article says the problem is with blade seals discovered through borescope testing.

You gotta love the comments to the article, all great, one of them says: "why can't either manufacturer make a narrow body jet of 150-180 passenger capacity without problems?"
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:19 pm

NonTechAvLover wrote:
AirbusA343 wrote:
3 TK A321neos have been "grounded" according to this article and from what Google Translate says, it's due to engine issues. I'm fairly certain it's TC-LSD and TC-LSE since they haven't flown in a long time. TC-LSC hasn't flown in 10 days so that could be the 3rd one. Sorry if this has already been discussed.

https://www.airporthaber.com/havacilik-haberleri/thynin-a321neolari-yere-indirildi.html


TC-LSD (what an inspiring registration) is among the three. Engine issues caused the grounding of the three jets all with PW engines. The article says the problem is with blade seals discovered through borescope testing.

You gotta love the comments to the article, all great, one of them says: "why can't either manufacturer make a narrow body jet of 150-180 passenger capacity without problems?"

Thanks for the clarification, I was wondering where LSD and LSE went along with JMM and JMN. Planespotter lists the latter two as active.

PS: I was actually wondering myself if TK would go straight from LSC to LSE before LSD was registered!
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:12 am

Wow so TK is really unlucky these days when it comes to their fleet. First the MAX gets grounded and then A321neo issues persist. I remember they struggled for a while with them, there was a diversion to Sofia at one point and a return after take off to IST due to engine problems.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:30 am

One does wonder how TK overkills the diversification of its fleet/engines , its great for TK loyal aviation enthusiasts we get a chance to fly 787 and 350 etc but if you choose PW when you had the chance to pick RR or GE/CFM you are asking for trouble. The only time PW is ok is if TK buys the A220 as its the sole option, and they are having problems with that one too. TK needs to catch a break with its NB fleet. PW rant over


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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:42 am

An analysis published at Sözcü Newspaper points out Aviation Authority’s (SHGM) change of rules for becoming a captain pilot after 2017 has contributed latest accidents in Turkey. It is said that after 2017, number of pilots increased rapidly. Newspaper also added that latest 2 incidents/accidents of PGS at SAW caused by newbe pilots who became pilots earlier than usual by 2017 rule change.

https://www.sozcu.com.tr/2020/gundem/hi ... u-5626410/ (Turkish)

Yearly pilot numbers employed by TK:

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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:01 pm

Few Turkish news sites report that the 3rd runway at IST will open June 18th.
This should help the Domestic taxi times, and I'm not sure but it might allow simultaneous triple departures or arrivals when needed.
I am sure it is going to take some time to get used to but the 3rd runway might even be used for International flights from leaving from the Eastern Piers.
 
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:30 pm

The 3rd runway can pretty much operate on its own isnt'it? Distance separation between both sides of the terminal is easily 2km I believe?
Both runways on the left of the terminal could continue to operate as today, and 3rd runway on the right could handle both domestic departures and arrivals + a couple of extra international movements?
It will certainly improves the operations at IST airport and reduce some of the taxiing time/costs
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:14 am

TC-LSL, TK's 15th A321neo has been delivered.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:33 am

Whats going on at PC?!? Now I read about an evacuation at DUS with pictures showing passenger using the emergency slides while aircraft is at the gate.

https://twitter.com/tolgaozbek_com/stat ... 30976?s=21
 
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Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:39 am

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Whats going on at PC?!? Now I read about an evacuation at DUS with pictures showing passenger using the emergency slides while aircraft is at the gate.

https://twitter.com/tolgaozbek_com/stat ... 30976?s=21


From what I read online the breaks overheated and there were sparks so they immediately evacuated the plane. Definitely not a good PR period for them.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:02 pm

Due to the cancellations of the morning flights because of Storm Dennis, TK is sending an A333 (TC-LOE, this A333 upgrade happened exactly last week too!) to DUB, but more interestingly, a 777 is on the afternoon LGW flight, TC-JJM! Has TK ever sent a 777 to Gatwick?
 
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Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:08 pm

AirbusA343 wrote:
Due to the cancellations of the morning flights because of Storm Dennis, TK is sending an A333 (TC-LOE, this A333 upgrade happened exactly last week too!) to DUB, but more interestingly, a 777 is on the afternoon LGW flight, TC-JJM! Has TK ever sent a 777 to Gatwick?


I don't know if they did send them at a time, but there was a 777 making an emergency landing with a video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jfo-CfR2Fr0
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:43 pm

I know a bit top much, but here‘s another update, sorry for that
• ex EI-ESR Boeing 737–8AS wl to TC-JZJ AnadoluJet (del. 12/02/2020)
• ex EI-ESZ Boeing 737–8AS wl to TC-JZK AnadoluJet (del. 31/01/2020)
• ex EI-ESY Boeing 737–8AS wl to TC-JZL AnadoluJet (del. 17/01/2020)
• ex LN-NGO Boeing 737–8JP wl to TC–JZN Turkish Airlines (del. 17/11/2019)
• ex LN–NGQ Boeing 737–8JP wl to TC–JZO AnadoluJet (del. 23/01/2020)
• ex LN–NGS Boeing 737–8JP wl to TC–JZP AnadoluJet (stored)
• ex LN-NGU Boeing 737–8JP wl to TC–JZR AnadoluJet (del. 07/02/2020)
• ex LN–NGV Boeing 737–8JP wl to TC–JZS AnadoluJet (del. 03/02/2020)
• ex LN–NGW Boeing 737–8JP wl to TC–JZT AnadoluJet (del. 14/02/2020)
• ex EI–EVZ Boeing 737–8AS wl to TC–JZU AnadoluJet (stored)
• ex EI–EVY Boeing 737–8AS wl to TC–JZV AnadoluJet (stored)

Here‘s the first pic of TC–JZP
Link https://www.netairspace.cc/photos/LN-NG ... 3&count=no
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:56 pm

Video of TK's first A350 getting a paint job:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... e=emb_logo
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:00 am

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Video of TK's first A350 getting a paint job:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... e=emb_logo


What a beauty.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:08 am

TK787 wrote:
Video of TK's first A350 getting a paint job:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... e=emb_logo


What routes is TK's A350 scheduled for? LAX? JFK?
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:58 am

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Video of TK's first A350 getting a paint job:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... e=emb_logo

TK livery leaves so much to be desired in my opinion could be a little more enhanced.
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:53 pm

So, as expected, but a day early; one of the two "ready for delivery" TK 789's about to fly to IST, (probably TC-LLH)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/THY ... /KPAE/LTFM
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:39 am

TK787 wrote:
So, as expected, but a day early; one of the two "ready for delivery" TK 789's about to fly to IST, (probably TC-LLH)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/THY ... /KPAE/LTFM


It‘s TC–LLH btw TK‘s 8th Dreamliner
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:21 pm

And here goes number 9.
TC-LLI, TK 787-9 on its delivery flight.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/THY ... /KPAE/LTFM

and here is a photo of yesterdays delivery of TC-LLH:
https://twitter.com/royalscottking/stat ... 20/photo/1
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:56 pm

Thank you TK787
So can we expected number 10 and 11 in March of even earlier?
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:27 am

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Thank you TK787
So can we expected number 10 and 11 in March of even earlier?

According to the initial delivery plans:
#10-#11 in March
#12-#13 in April
#14-#15 in May,
and that will be it for 2020.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:23 am

Where will the new 787's fly to? Will there be more routes added to their network?
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:21 am

I'll be flying TK for first time on my first visit to Turkey in April. It's FRA-IST in business on A330. I'm unsure of seats and their website is vague. Some places mention fully lie flat and other mentions angle lie flat. Can anyone confirm? Btw, it's A333 to IST and A332 return.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:56 am

Yonderlust wrote:
I'll be flying TK for first time on my first visit to Turkey in April. It's FRA-IST in business on A330. I'm unsure of seats and their website is vague. Some places mention fully lie flat and other mentions angle lie flat. Can anyone confirm? Btw, it's A333 to IST and A332 return.

This isn't a very helpful response but be wary of last minute swaps. I believe TK have A333s with fully flat and also angled seats, the same applies with the A332s I think. For example, last summer I had two 737-900ER flights swapped to 737-800s. In fact, one of them had 4 swaps before the date I was flying... from A321 to 737-900ER to 737-800 with 151 seats to one of the oldest 737-800s (not sure of its capacity but if I was to guess I'd say it has more than 151 seats)
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:04 pm

Yonderlust wrote:
I'll be flying TK for first time on my first visit to Turkey in April. It's FRA-IST in business on A330. I'm unsure of seats and their website is vague. Some places mention fully lie flat and other mentions angle lie flat. Can anyone confirm? Btw, it's A333 to IST and A332 return.

AFAIK, TK has:
-18 x 332s with seat capacities of 250/ 220/ 279/ 223/ 269
-40 x 333s with seat capacities of 289/ 291/ 305/ 337/ 345 seats :(
Now, you see the problem. I say you have a better chance of flying angle lie flat seat, but you never know. Bon Voyage.

About the 787-9s new routes. IMHO, starting March, they will be used on JFK and CPT.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:51 pm

Yonderlust wrote:
I'll be flying TK for first time on my first visit to Turkey in April. It's FRA-IST in business on A330. I'm unsure of seats and their website is vague. Some places mention fully lie flat and other mentions angle lie flat. Can anyone confirm? Btw, it's A333 to IST and A332 return.


I was on the reverse flight (Ist-Fra) yesterday and it was a A333. I think only one of the four dailies on TK from Ist to Fra is a 330, the others being 320/737s, at least around this time of the year. Cruising altitude 40,000 ft, opening in the cloud cover over Hungary, nice views of Lake Balaton etc., smooth flight all the way and it was 2 hrs and 32 minutes, factor in the ascent/descent times during which you cannot recline, you can recline for barely two hours. I’d say don’t recline, flat or angled, watch a lot of Europe and a bit of the Black Sea, clouds permitting.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:43 pm

TK's all 333s except for the seven examples of ex-Skymark ones have fully flat business seats and the business cabin has 28 such seats. The ex-Skymark ones only have recliner type business seats and the cabin houses 40 of those seats. These ex-Skymark birds mostly fly for regional international routes as far as to Dubai and Lagos. AFAIK, they use the "luxurious" 333s (with fully flat J seats) for LHR as this is a more prestigeous destination. So 333s serving FRA may more likely be the ex-Skymark ones. Check FR24 or Flightaware to see where these ex-Skymark 333 birds often fly. These are: TC-LOA/LOB/LOC/LOD/LOE/LOF/LOG.
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:07 pm

AirbusA343 wrote:
Yonderlust wrote:
I'll be flying TK for first time on my first visit to Turkey in April. It's FRA-IST in business on A330. I'm unsure of seats and their website is vague. Some places mention fully lie flat and other mentions angle lie flat. Can anyone confirm? Btw, it's A333 to IST and A332 return.

This isn't a very helpful response but be wary of last minute swaps. I believe TK have A333s with fully flat and also angled seats, the same applies with the A332s I think. For example, last summer I had two 737-900ER flights swapped to 737-800s. In fact, one of them had 4 swaps before the date I was flying... from A321 to 737-900ER to 737-800 with 151 seats to one of the oldest 737-800s (not sure of its capacity but if I was to guess I'd say it has more than 151 seats)

Always curious to know why TK has so many configuration for A330 fleet. Must be quite a headache for fleet operation and planning team.
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:34 pm

Also I had a recent IST-FRA experience last year, June 2019;
TK 1589 was operated by TK 333, TC-JOM and I was sitting at 1K, it was not lie flat. TK fleet designation as 33L, one of its kind at TK.
It was a short and sweet flight, but the plane was in mediocre shape, from the seats to the restrooms. Armrests and seatbelt dirty, my reading light broken from its stem, just dangling. Still, it is a nice change to fly in a wide body for this short flight, I even got some rest with the seat in angle lie position.
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:42 pm

juliuswong wrote:
Always curious to know why TK has so many configuration for A330 fleet. Must be quite a headache for fleet operation and planning team.

Talk about configuration headaches; how about 3 different types of engines for the 330 fleet:
-RR Trent 772B-60
-CF6-80E1A3
-PW 4168A
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:36 am

mercure1 wrote:
An ACT Airlines Boeing 747-400F TC-MCT suffered a tailstrike on takeoff from Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EPwlDfnXsAAT1fO?format=jpg


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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EPwlDf4WoAEbsWN?format=jpg



Made a video about this on my own YouTube channel. It’s in Turkish but I included English subtitles. (Have to turn on the CC)
It was a negligent move by crew to fly the aircraft to Jeddah.


ACT Airlines Tail Strike / Kuyruk Vurma https://youtu.be/ny_AZaACxF4
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:36 am

mafaky wrote:
TK's all 333s except for the seven examples of ex-Skymark ones have fully flat business seats and the business cabin has 28 such seats. The ex-Skymark ones only have recliner type business seats and the cabin houses 40 of those seats. These ex-Skymark birds mostly fly for regional international routes as far as to Dubai and Lagos. AFAIK, they use the "luxurious" 333s (with fully flat J seats) for LHR as this is a more prestigeous destination. So 333s serving FRA may more likely be the ex-Skymark ones. Check FR24 or Flightaware to see where these ex-Skymark 333 birds often fly. These are: TC-LOA/LOB/LOC/LOD/LOE/LOF/LOG.

Thank you to everyone who replied. Very helpful and kind. I love a short haul widebody flight! Cheers.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:44 am

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Also I had a recent IST-FRA experience last year, June 2019;
TK 1589 was operated by TK 333, TC-JOM and I was sitting at 1K, it was not lie flat. TK fleet designation as 33L, one of its kind at TK.
It was a short and sweet flight, but the plane was in mediocre shape, from the seats to the restrooms. Armrests and seatbelt dirty, my reading light broken from its stem, just dangling. Still, it is a nice change to fly in a wide body for this short flight, I even got some rest with the seat in angle lie position.
Bon Voyage.
JOM is leased from Afriqyiah... for the next couple of years... TK cannot renew the lease... They have a lot of issue and headache with the management of Afriqyiah... TK will invest a minimuminthis bird...

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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:41 am

Regarding the Afriqiyah A333: I don't understand why not doing at least some basic maintenance, did I get something wrong? Customers don't know whom a plane belongs but see "mediocre shape"...
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:18 am

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Where will the new 787's fly to? Will there be more routes added to their network?

Singapore will be getting Dreamliners for most of March.
 
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Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:00 pm

Why did TK3441 fly from Karachi to Amsterdam yesterday?
 
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Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:16 pm

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Why did TK3441 fly from Karachi to Amsterdam yesterday?

I heard that it was a charter; carrying 250 or so Corona Virus affected Holland America Line cruise ship Westerdam pax back to AMs.
 
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Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:21 pm

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Why did TK3441 fly from Karachi to Amsterdam yesterday?

It was a chartered (by the Cruiseliner Company) relief flight to carry some 250+ passengers evacuated "as healthy and fit to fly..." from the quarantined cruise ship (M/S Westerdam) moored at Pnom Penh, Cambodia... (due to nCoronaVirus...) It was first planned it would arrive to IST and from here those pax would continue to AMS (possibly after a few hours' layover at IST). While the flight was still over Eastern Iran, a last minute message arrived from Turkey saying that their landing has been denied. Therefore the cockpit crew requested for a technical landing to Tehran, which also was refused. So finally, after some diplomatic efforts & communication, they were allowed to land at Karachi, re-fuel etc. and finally made it to AMS. The TK 77W involved is TC-JJM and has already returned to IST.
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:16 pm

AirbusA343 wrote:
Mystic wrote:
Where will the new 787's fly to? Will there be more routes added to their network?

Singapore will be getting Dreamliners for most of March.


Now we know why. Seems like demand to South East Asia has dropped really much.

PEK will be resumed 3/4 weekly with A333 (interesting to see that carriers are not letting PEK down that much as also EK and EY afaik still fly there).

HKG will go down to 4 weekly and the equipment will permanently change to A330s (like right now actually).

PVG, CAN and XIY are still going to be cancelled.

And at last SIN will go down from a 77W to the 789, not a that big difference actually (30Y and 19C).

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-21feb20/
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:23 pm

TC-LLH, TK's new 787, is operating TK1983/1984 tonight (IST-LHR-IST), usually it is operated by A321s!
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:13 pm

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TC-LLH, TK's new 787, is operating TK1983/1984 tonight (IST-LHR-IST), usually it is operated by A321s!

Nice catch. It is great to see it on a revenue flight only couple of days after delivery.
Any more rumors about new J seats on these?? I am very skeptical.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:23 pm

Something to pay attention to .... Russia and Turkey are now in a defacto state of war across the border in Syria ...

https://southfront.org/russian-airstrik ... ib-videos/
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:01 am

I just flew Austrian to WAS and back from CHI. I was very surprised to see only 50 or so pax on board each flight. The flight attendants told me that it is like that since the spread of coronavirus.

Are the TK flights also affected? How bad is long haul LF compared to last year?
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:48 am

uzzzer wrote:
I just flew Austrian to WAS and back from CHI. I was very surprised to see only 50 or so pax on board each flight. The flight attendants told me that it is like that since the spread of coronavirus.

Are the TK flights also affected? How bad is long haul LF compared to last year?


A friend of mine flew SFO-MUC last week on UA's B789 and he said that LF in economy was around 30%. Either it's because it's February or because of coronavirus. As for TK, they do get quite a lot of transfers from Iran which currently has the most coronavirus infected people after China. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a drop in bookings.

Anyone know if TK crew wear masks on flights to China and Iran?
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:56 am

TKflyer wrote:
I know a bit top much, but here‘s another update, sorry for that
• ex EI-ESR Boeing 737–8AS wl to TC-JZJ AnadoluJet (del. 12/02/2020)
• ex EI-ESZ Boeing 737–8AS wl to TC-JZK AnadoluJet (del. 31/01/2020)
• ex EI-ESY Boeing 737–8AS wl to TC-JZL AnadoluJet (del. 17/01/2020)
• ex LN-NGO Boeing 737–8JP wl to TC–JZN Turkish Airlines (del. 17/11/2019)
• ex LN–NGQ Boeing 737–8JP wl to TC–JZO AnadoluJet (del. 23/01/2020)
• ex LN–NGS Boeing 737–8JP wl to TC–JZP AnadoluJet (stored)
• ex LN-NGU Boeing 737–8JP wl to TC–JZR AnadoluJet (del. 07/02/2020)
• ex LN–NGV Boeing 737–8JP wl to TC–JZS AnadoluJet (del. 03/02/2020)
• ex LN–NGW Boeing 737–8JP wl to TC–JZT AnadoluJet (del. 14/02/2020)
• ex EI–EVZ Boeing 737–8AS wl to TC–JZU AnadoluJet (stored)
• ex EI–EVY Boeing 737–8AS wl to TC–JZV AnadoluJet (stored)

Here‘s the first pic of TC–JZP
Link https://www.netairspace.cc/photos/LN-NG ... 3&count=no

All the ex DY frame has been delivered while 2 ex FR is yet undelivered and will be delivered shortly.
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:30 am

TK787 wrote:
juliuswong wrote:
Always curious to know why TK has so many configuration for A330 fleet. Must be quite a headache for fleet operation and planning team.

Talk about configuration headaches; how about 3 different types of engines for the 330 fleet:
-RR Trent 772B-60
-CF6-80E1A3
-PW 4168A

Lolx, that too. Turkish Airlines seems to be mopping up every available A330ceo back then when they were expanding aggressively. I guess they have build up such a big fleet that different engines doesn't matter anymore.
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:21 pm

Blerg wrote:

Anyone know if TK crew wear masks on flights to China and Iran?

They were already wearing them before most of the flights were cancelled.
As of today, TK flies to Beijing 4 x W and Tehran 2 x D. All other Chinese and Iranian destinations are suspended AFAIK.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:08 pm

Captain of Pegasus flight which experienced runway excursion at SAW has been arrested to be tried for manslaughter...

This seems highly unusual? One because I believe you're normally suppose to be tried while NOT under arrest? And two because no official report has come out as to what truly caused the crash so why is the government charging the captain with anything NOW? Is he gonna stay under arrest until the report comes out, which can take months?

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