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Turkish Aviation June 2021

Mon May 31, 2021 8:20 pm

Hello there aviation fans,
Here comes summer, after a 16 month hiatus I will be traveling on TK this month, I will let you know how it goes soon :)



-Covid curfews are extended in Turkey till the end of June. Monday-Saturday 10pm-5am and all day Sunday.
-TK's EWR flight to go Daily on June13th
-TK cancelled 6 350s last month.
-Pegasus is back in BUD.

Please continue with your news, views, photos, rumors and good old sense of humor.
You can find last months thread here: Turkish Aviation May 2021
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Mon May 31, 2021 8:34 pm

Thanks for the new thread shame about the 6 A350’s but hopefully in future they will get those back on the order books and maybe a few more .
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:15 am

New changes to entry to Turkey ??? I can't find it in English but according to one newspaper:
-Arrivals from Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Iran, Egypt ve Singapore still need a 72hr Negative PCR test results
-The rest need to show documents that either they are vaccinated or had COVID 6 months+ and do not need PCR tests.
-All still need to fill the health questionnaire.
Can someone else confirm this? Thank you.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:37 am

From TK's website:

"Travel to Turkey

Within the scope of the measures against the Covid 19 pandemic, the following decisions have been taken by the official authorities of the Republic of Turkey regarding entry into Turkey, effective as of June 1, 2021.

-Passengers departing from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and those who are understood to be in these countries in the last 14 days will be requested to submit a negative PCR test report 72 hours before entering to Turkey, and these passengers will be quarantined for 14 days in places determined by the governorships. If the PCR test result to be made at the end of the 14th day of the quarantine is negative, the quarantine measure will be terminated. Passengers whose PCR test result is positive will be taken into isolation and the measure will be terminated with a negative PCR test result which will be made at the end of the 14th day. The flight bans to Brazil and South Africa ended within this framework.
-Passengers departing from the United Kingdom, Iran, Egypt and Singapore will be required to submit a negative PCR test result which has to be made maximum 72 hours before entry.

When entering Turkey from countries not included in the first two articles, passengers will not be required to submit a negative PCR test result if they submit a document issued by the relevant country's official authorities stating that they have been vaccinated at least 14 days before entrance to Turkey and/or have had the disease and cured within the last 6 months. Quarantine measures will not be applied for these passengers. If passengers departing from these countries cannot submit a vaccine certificate or the documents proving that they have had the disease according to the stated rules, submission of a PCR negative test result made maximum 72 hours before the entrance to Turkey or negative rapid antigen test result made maximum 48 hours before the entrance to Turkey will be deemed sufficient.

Except for passengers departing from the countries listed in the second article, people entering Turkey may be subjected to PCR test on the basis of sampling at their destination. In this context, passengers will be allowed to go to their final destination after the test samples are taken, and if the test results are positive, they will be treated in accordance with Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health COVID19 guidelines. Passengers with positive test results will be quarantined for 14 days at the addresses they shared and if the PCR test results to be made at the end of the 10th day are negative, the quarantine conditions will be terminated. The quarantine conditions of those who are found to have an Indian variant will be terminated with a negative result of the PCR test at the end of the 14th day.
In addition to this information;

Passengers who will enter Turkey with our international flights as of March 15, 2021 (excluding transfer passengers and passengers under the age of 6) must fill in the Turkey Entry Form which they can access on this page within the last 72 hours before their flight. The paper printout of the filled form or the mobile screenshot of the filled form will be checked at the stations before the flight.
All passengers are required to wear masks at airports and flights.
Our passengers will fill in a "passenger information form" on their flights to Turkey.
Temperature measurement at our airports have been removed for all destinations apart from Flights to and from Canada, Singapore and Guangzhou and for passengers using hot connection points (points used by transfer passengers with a 90-minute or less connection) due to short connection times."
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:36 am

I (have rebooked from June 9th and) will be flying to Istanbul from Frankfurt on Monday, June 7th. Were planning on taking a PCR test this Saturday, June 5th. Do I understand it correctly if I say that I can now cancel the PCR test and instead do a rapid antigen test on Sunday, June 6th? I've not been to any of the "restricted" countries. And I've unfortunately not been vaccinated yet (or recovered from Covid-19).

Edit: do anybody know what type of test has the highest risk of producing a false positive, antigen or PCR?
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:38 pm

I don't think I've seen this being mentioned here but TK's first 737 MAX 9, TC-LYA, has finally entered international service for the first time. It has flown to Kuwait, Catania and Lyon and looks like it will be allocated to Valencia in the coming days.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:55 pm

ARNbased wrote:
I (have rebooked from June 9th and) will be flying to Istanbul from Frankfurt on Monday, June 7th. Were planning on taking a PCR test this Saturday, June 5th. Do I understand it correctly if I say that I can now cancel the PCR test and instead do a rapid antigen test on Sunday, June 6th? I've not been to any of the "restricted" countries. And I've unfortunately not been vaccinated yet (or recovered from Covid-19).

Edit: do anybody know what type of test has the highest risk of producing a false positive, antigen or PCR?

I think you are correct, 72hr PCR or 48hr rapid antigen for you.
I am definitely no expert on tests, but PCR is more accurate. I have no idea which test have higher false positive results.
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:43 pm

Russia extended its restrictions on flights to Turkey until June 21.
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:04 pm

ARNbased wrote:
I (have rebooked from June 9th and) will be flying to Istanbul from Frankfurt on Monday, June 7th. Were planning on taking a PCR test this Saturday, June 5th. Do I understand it correctly if I say that I can now cancel the PCR test and instead do a rapid antigen test on Sunday, June 6th? I've not been to any of the "restricted" countries. And I've unfortunately not been vaccinated yet (or recovered from Covid-19).

Edit: do anybody know what type of test has the highest risk of producing a false positive, antigen or PCR?


Antigen tests have a higher margin of false positives. Having said that, you can still get false positives with PCR tests, though not to the same degree as with antigen tests.
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:42 pm

Thanks!

Although I would prefer not to travel unvaccinated, I would lie if I said I wasn’t excited to finally (hopefully) be on an airplane again after being stuck at home for 15 months. Yay!
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:55 pm

Latest Josh Cahill video on TK's 350 Istanbul to Dubai; the usual positives and negatives :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoxzjD-gyOM
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:19 pm

Am I still the only one can not open the Turkey Entry Form on computer? Tried 3 different web browsers, it doesn't open.
Opens on my iphone.
https://register.health.gov.tr
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:34 pm

TK787 wrote:
Am I still the only one can not open the Turkey Entry Form on computer? Tried 3 different web browsers, it doesn't open.
Opens on my iphone.
https://register.health.gov.tr


Looks like that :) it works just like a normal website for me, both computer and on the phone. Coincidentally I filled it out for my mom today
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:14 pm

emre787 wrote:
TK787 wrote:
Am I still the only one can not open the Turkey Entry Form on computer? Tried 3 different web browsers, it doesn't open.
Opens on my iphone.
https://register.health.gov.tr


Looks like that :) it works just like a normal website for me, both computer and on the phone. Coincidentally I filled it out for my mom today

Incredible, I have 3 different laptops at home, updated software with Safari, Firefox, Chrome... nothing happens when I click. Strange :(
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:26 pm

Works fine on this end.

Maybe a firewall, cookie or VPN issue on your end??
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:28 am

Most probably its a firewall or service providers filter issue. Better to connect your laptop through your phone to internet.
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:25 am

Thank you :)
I am in front of a computer all day long and
strangely this is the only link that doesn't work, some firewall :)
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:10 pm

TC-LND, a TK A330-300 has been painted in a special livery for the Turkish National football team. This is the only A330-300 with a special livery as far as I know. Looks quite good in my opinion.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:02 pm



Here is a photo, not from the best angle but gives you the idea.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:20 pm

AirbusA343 wrote:
This is the only A330-300 with a special livery as far as I know.


LNC has the "300th aircraft" sticker, but other than that all special liveries are A332 :)
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:04 pm

emre787 wrote:
AirbusA343 wrote:
This is the only A330-300 with a special livery as far as I know.


LNC has the "300th aircraft" sticker, but other than that all special liveries are A332 :)


Just 2 A330-200s with special liveries now. TC-JNC, the retro, and TC-JIZ, the "Invest in Turkey" scheme, which, by the way, has not flown since March 18th last year.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:20 am

Does anyone know if these leased A332 and A333 frames will return back to lessors ? I would think most of these ( apart from Skymark ) birds haven't flown in over a year.

According to planespottersnet.

A332 TC-JIO JIP JIR JIS JIT JIV LOH LOI all ex Tam Brasil in a C24Y255.

A333 TC-JOM ex Afriqiyah Airways in a C28Y263 , TC-LOA LOB LOC LOD LOE LOF LOG ex Skymark in a C40Y265 , TC-LOJ LOK LOL ex WOW air in a C27Y310 with LOL in a C21Y324.

As you can see the seating configues and even the hard product like the Business class seats must be like a dogs breakfast compared to TK's own.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:18 pm

TK added an extra three weekly flights each to Miami and SFO to launch in less than two weeks. Very unusually, the new ISTMIA flights are a redeye, leaving Istanbul at 1240am and arriving in Miami at 6am.
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:13 pm

TK773ER wrote:
Does anyone know if these leased A332 and A333 frames will return back to lessors ? I would think most of these ( apart from Skymark ) birds haven't flown in over a year.

According to planespottersnet.

A332 TC-JIO JIP JIR JIS JIT JIV LOH LOI all ex Tam Brasil in a C24Y255.

A333 TC-JOM ex Afriqiyah Airways in a C28Y263 , TC-LOA LOB LOC LOD LOE LOF LOG ex Skymark in a C40Y265 , TC-LOJ LOK LOL ex WOW air in a C27Y310 with LOL in a C21Y324.

As you can see the seating configues and even the hard product like the Business class seats must be like a dogs breakfast compared to TK's own.

TC-LOA - LOG do feature TK's own business from narrowbodies as they're used on short-haul routes.
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:46 pm

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TK added an extra three weekly flights each to Miami and SFO to launch in less than two weeks. Very unusually, the new ISTMIA flights are a redeye, leaving Istanbul at 1240am and arriving in Miami at 6am.


Miami retaliation at emirates since they start flights in a couple of weeks?
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:15 pm

Looks like a plenty of TK A320s have started operations for AJet recently from both SAW and ESB.
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:15 pm

Good Afternoon from a pleasant Istanbul afternoon.
I arrived on TK4 from JFK this morning. Here is a quick Trip Report:
-I arrived at JFK 2.5 hrs early not knowing what to expect. I had my CDC vaccination card, on top I just in case got a PCR test the day before and I also had the Health Survey filled out... all printed and presented at check in. They barely looked at it :)
-TK uses the LH lounge at Terminal One and it was closed also one of the wings of the terminal is closed. It was a ghost town at 11am, only few flights to depart and TK is the first one at 1pm.
-TC-JJK "Akdeniz" 10,4 yrs old 77W took us across the Atlantic. 46J 245Y pax. 12FAs+2 flying chefs on board.
-Pretty good Covid Protocols, TK's hygiene kit includes wipes, a small bottle of hand sanitizers, 2 surgical masks and 2 KN95 type masks. Strangely I was the only one wiping the whole seat with Clorox wipes :), bathrooms were sanitized almost 3-4 times an hour.
-They handed out noise cancelling headphones, amenity kits by Versace, wifi worked, full bedding provided including pillows.
-Meal service in J was efficient, I think I was done with my meal near Halifax, about a hour in to the flight. After a appetizer tray service, hot meals were served, a choice of fish, chicken, pasta. Full wine/champagne/alcohol/turkish coffee service is back, although few things are missing, like the flowers in the lavs.
Super smooth flight, TK did a great job, crew as usual have too many tasks and constantly seem to be trying to keep up:(
Landing toward the South and taxiing was a breezy to A Gates. Terrible to see so many TK birds parked. Terminal empty 5:30am, no lines at Passport/Customs/Luggage, Duty free was empty. I was able to get some cell phone package from one of the shops and a quick cab ride into the city before the traffic.
It was nice to see one fo the new 350s parked. Such a beautiful plane, this coming from a 787 guy :)
 
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Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:57 pm

TK787 wrote:
Good Afternoon from a pleasant Istanbul afternoon.
I arrived on TK4 from JFK this morning. Here is a quick Trip Report:
-I arrived at JFK 2.5 hrs early not knowing what to expect. I had my CDC vaccination card, on top I just in case got a PCR test the day before and I also had the Health Survey filled out... all printed and presented at check in. They barely looked at it :)
-TK uses the LH lounge at Terminal One and it was closed also one of the wings of the terminal is closed. It was a ghost town at 11am, only few flights to depart and TK is the first one at 1pm.
-TC-JJK "Akdeniz" 10,4 yrs old 77W took us across the Atlantic. 46J 245Y pax. 12FAs+2 flying chefs on board.
-Pretty good Covid Protocols, TK's hygiene kit includes wipes, a small bottle of hand sanitizers, 2 surgical masks and 2 KN95 type masks. Strangely I was the only one wiping the whole seat with Clorox wipes :), bathrooms were sanitized almost 3-4 times an hour.
-They handed out noise cancelling headphones, amenity kits by Versace, wifi worked, full bedding provided including pillows.
-Meal service in J was efficient, I think I was done with my meal near Halifax, about a hour in to the flight. After a appetizer tray service, hot meals were served, a choice of fish, chicken, pasta. Full wine/champagne/alcohol/turkish coffee service is back, although few things are missing, like the flowers in the lavs.
Super smooth flight, TK did a great job, crew as usual have too many tasks and constantly seem to be trying to keep up:(
Landing toward the South and taxiing was a breezy to A Gates. Terrible to see so many TK birds parked. Terminal empty 5:30am, no lines at Passport/Customs/Luggage, Duty free was empty. I was able to get some cell phone package from one of the shops and a quick cab ride into the city before the traffic.
It was nice to see one fo the new 350s parked. Such a beautiful plane, this coming from a 787 guy :)


Thanks for that report! I am flying IST-SFO in J on the new TK289 next month, so it's great to hear that they are almost completely back to normal in long haul J. Does anyone know what is being offered service-wise on short international flights in J? I'm flying SOF-IST in J as well, and I wonder if there'll be any food served. The flight is blocked at 1h30...
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:03 pm

Delta28L wrote:
MAH4546 wrote:
TK added an extra three weekly flights each to Miami and SFO to launch in less than two weeks. Very unusually, the new ISTMIA flights are a redeye, leaving Istanbul at 1240am and arriving in Miami at 6am.


Miami retaliation at emirates since they start flights in a couple of weeks?


I don't think so as TKs new flights were loaded earlier than EKs announcement as far as I can remember. The retaliation came more from QR, they instantly increased their MIA flights after EKs announcment.

I think TK wants to get more O&D pax on this flight looking at the flight times. Maybe also american tourists coming to Turkey

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TC-LOA - LOG do feature TK's own business from narrowbodies as they're used on short-haul routes.


Yep. Also their economy class is a bit different too, they're much more like the new longhaul seats. Slim, black/whitte and feature modern IFE, was really comfortable. Flew with LOE and LOG on JED-IST-FRA a bit more than 2 years ago.


A321Lufthansa wrote:
Looks like a plenty of TK A320s have started operations for AJet recently from both SAW and ESB.


Noticed that too, even an A321 (TC-JRK) is based in SAW right now mostly flying to AMS, DUS and CGN. Seems like there's a lot of demand for SAW right now (probably because of school holidays in Europe too)

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
Does anyone know what is being offered service-wise on short international flights in J? I'm flying SOF-IST in J as well, and I wonder if there'll be any food served. The flight is blocked at 1h30...


I think the last annoucement was about the return of service for flights more than 2h, hope you have luck and they change(d) it (at least for J)
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:40 pm

It looks like TK has launched flights to Fergana, Uzbekistan. TC-LTB, an A321neo will be operating today's flight TK260.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:55 am

Turkish Airlines Is Operating More Flights To The US Than Before COVID-19

The increase to Miami means that Turkish Airlines will have 88 weekly departures from Istanbul to the US in mid-August, broken down as follows. This is up from 75 in the same week in pre-pandemic 2019. The addition of Newark, relaunched in May after an absence of 27 years, clearly helped, with this route replacing New York JFK’s third-daily service.

New York JFK: 14 weekly departures from Istanbul
Los Angeles: 11
Miami: 10
Chicago: 10
San Francisco: 10
Boston: 7
Newark: 7 (relaunched in May 2021)
Washington Dulles: 7
Houston: 7
Atlanta: 5

LF figures from the 9 US cities;
Chicago: 92.1% SLF in 2019
Washington: 91.7%
San Francisco: 90.3%
Los Angeles: 89.2%
JFK: 89.1%
Houston: 88.5%
Boston 88.4%
Miami: 85.7%
Atlanta: 79.9%
You can see more here https://simpleflying.com/turkish-more-u ... -covid-19/
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:47 am

Quick report from me as well:

Travelled from FRA to IST in business yesterday evening on a rather new TK A321N:
- Comfortable seats, lots of space
- Food heavily packaged but otherwise just as before Covid (i.e. exactly the same as in 2014 when I first flew their short-haul business....)
- No pillows or blankets, as far as I could tell
- Load factor in business about 60%, in economy 75%+
- Hygiene kit contained one face mask and one wipe
- Many (and I do mean many) passengers were not wearing masks, constantly blowing their noses, coughing etc. and TK staff did absolutely nothing about it - we double masked and still did not feel safe
- I had a negative PCR test, HES code etc but check-in staff looked at it perhaps 15-20 seconds and just stamped "Checked" on the boarding pass. The PCR test could have easily been faked.
- While FRA was a ghost town, IST was somewhat busy in the evening and it took about 20 minutes to get through fast-track immigration (where no one even tried to follow social distancing protocols, many were not wearing masks correctly, etc)

All in all, a pretty solid TK flight, albeit somewhat scary from a Covid perspective. I felt less safe than expected.

Will continue to the US on TK5 June 24th.

Writing this from a suite at Conrad Bosphorus - so far pleasantly surprised. Seems like a solid luxury hotel :)
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:43 am

ARNbased wrote:
Quick report from me as well:



Writing this from a suite at Conrad Bosphorus - so far pleasantly surprised. Seems like a solid luxury hotel :)

Thanks for the report.
How is that possible to let all those pax not wearing masks??
As usual, they are leaving all this to the FA's to police it. It is not their job. On top of their many other tasks, now they have to act like heath workers and police.
I felt pretty safe on the JFK flight and all people kept their masks on, mostly.
Well, enjoy the next couple of weeks at the Conrad.
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:12 am

emre787 wrote:

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
Does anyone know what is being offered service-wise on short international flights in J? I'm flying SOF-IST in J as well, and I wonder if there'll be any food served. The flight is blocked at 1h30...


I think the last annoucement was about the return of service for flights more than 2h, hope you have luck and they change(d) it (at least for J)


Thanks, I'll be sure to report back!
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:15 am

ARNbased wrote:
Quick report from me as well:

Travelled from FRA to IST in business yesterday evening on a rather new TK A321N:
- Comfortable seats, lots of space
- Food heavily packaged but otherwise just as before Covid (i.e. exactly the same as in 2014 when I first flew their short-haul business....)
- No pillows or blankets, as far as I could tell
- Load factor in business about 60%, in economy 75%+
- Hygiene kit contained one face mask and one wipe
- Many (and I do mean many) passengers were not wearing masks, constantly blowing their noses, coughing etc. and TK staff did absolutely nothing about it - we double masked and still did not feel safe
- I had a negative PCR test, HES code etc but check-in staff looked at it perhaps 15-20 seconds and just stamped "Checked" on the boarding pass. The PCR test could have easily been faked.
- While FRA was a ghost town, IST was somewhat busy in the evening and it took about 20 minutes to get through fast-track immigration (where no one even tried to follow social distancing protocols, many were not wearing masks correctly, etc)

All in all, a pretty solid TK flight, albeit somewhat scary from a Covid perspective. I felt less safe than expected.

Will continue to the US on TK5 June 24th.

Writing this from a suite at Conrad Bosphorus - so far pleasantly surprised. Seems like a solid luxury hotel :)


Interesting that the crew did nothing... I flew TK1883 IST-VIE in April and if any passenger left their nose uncovered, the crew would politely tell them to cover it. Strange disparity...
Last flown aircraft: A359 D-AIXM < A20N D-AINH < A320 D-AIZF < CRJ9 D-ACNG < A20N D-AINJ < A319 OE-LDF < E195 OE-LWM < A320 D-AIUY < A320 OE-LXA < E195 OE-LWO < A320 OE-LBX < A320 OE-LZF < DH8D OE-LGJ < A21N TC-LSK
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:53 pm

TK787 wrote:
ARNbased wrote:
Quick report from me as well:

Writing this from a suite at Conrad Bosphorus - so far pleasantly surprised. Seems like a solid luxury hotel :)

Thanks for the report.
How is that possible to let all those pax not wearing masks??
As usual, they are leaving all this to the FA's to police it. It is not their job. On top of their many other tasks, now they have to act like heath workers and police.
I felt pretty safe on the JFK flight and all people kept their masks on, mostly.
Well, enjoy the next couple of weeks at the Conrad.
Great location to walk around the parks or head down to Besiktas and if you are into long walks, it is usually a pretty walk to Ortakoy, then to Arnavutkoy and to Bebek from there.


Awesome, thank you so much!
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:48 pm

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Turkish Airlines Is Operating More Flights To The US Than Before COVID-19

The increase to Miami means that Turkish Airlines will have 88 weekly departures from Istanbul to the US in mid-August, broken down as follows. This is up from 75 in the same week in pre-pandemic 2019. The addition of Newark, relaunched in May after an absence of 27 years, clearly helped, with this route replacing New York JFK’s third-daily service.

New York JFK: 14 weekly departures from Istanbul
Los Angeles: 11
Miami: 10
Chicago: 10
San Francisco: 10
Boston: 7
Newark: 7 (relaunched in May 2021)
Washington Dulles: 7
Houston: 7
Atlanta: 5

LF figures from the 9 US cities;
Chicago: 92.1% SLF in 2019
Washington: 91.7%
San Francisco: 90.3%
Los Angeles: 89.2%
JFK: 89.1%
Houston: 88.5%
Boston 88.4%
Miami: 85.7%
Atlanta: 79.9%
You can see more here https://simpleflying.com/turkish-more-u ... -covid-19/


Impressive LFs! Certainly helps that non US citizens / green card holders can't travel with a transit in Schengen or the UK.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:36 pm

I was wondering if Turkey goes up to amber level end of June, would direct flights from UK to Bodrum and Dalaman would start?
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:13 pm

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It looks like TK has launched flights to Fergana, Uzbekistan. TC-LTB, an A321neo will be operating today's flight TK260.

Flights to Urgench, Uzbekistan have commenced too, with TC-LSP operating today's flight.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:36 pm

Last and the sole Airbus A330–343 of Onur Air, TC–OCS msn 908 has left the fleet, new Reg. 9H–SMA smartLynx Airlines Malta
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:39 pm

Pegasus is launching ESB DXB 4 times weekly service from July 2nd, let's see how Anadolu Jet will respond to this. This has been a long awaited route I wonder how the bilateral between UAE and Turkey was changed to accomodate this in midst of all these political tensions. Anyone has information on that??

Hats off to Pegasus, whatever new route they launch from ESB AnadoluJet follows with a direct service and in many cases flights leaving in less than an hour between each other like Kiev. flights Wow what a very stiff competiton. ESB has always been overlooked and looks like TK approach is mainly to keep it as a feeder for IST unless someone walks in with a direct service, except the Germany routes.. What a terrible policy for Ankara based customers. More than 10 years into AnadoluJet there is still uncertainity asto future of the airline, at one time they decided to grow out of ESB for their international operations, then they slided most of that to SAW, TK started to launch direct international routes but from ESB, from Q1 2020 that was decided to be handed over to AnadoluJet again. What an inconsisitent operaiton OMG !!! I am even bored keeping track nowadays...
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:10 am

Looks like TK10 LAX to IST diverted to JFK
https://www.flightradar24.com/THY10/280b78ad
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:06 am

Cockpit glass issue, landed safely, passengers offered hotel, my wife is there
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:12 am

ist2014 wrote:
Cockpit glass issue, landed safely, passengers offered hotel, my wife is there


I am glad to hear everyone is safe.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:09 pm

ist2014 wrote:
Cockpit glass issue, landed safely, passengers offered hotel, my wife is there

Gecmis olsun :(
Any news, how TK dealt with the passengers/aircraft??
-Fixed it at JFK? Pax transferred to other airlines? Thanks.
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:12 pm

ist2014 wrote:
Cockpit glass issue, landed safely, passengers offered hotel, my wife is there

Geçmiş olsun, best wishes, safe travels
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:30 pm

Hotel has been offered, she waited at airport and managwd to find a seat at TK4, some passengers at TK4 and12; some will return when it fixed, seems good lf at us flights
Funny thing is technial issue at TK4 after pushback and returned to parking area, fixed and departed with 2 hours delay, seems that total flight time will be 25-30 hours for her
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:29 pm

TURKISH AIRLINES (TK/THY)
TC–LTH Airbus A321-271NX msn 10382 was delivered 14/06/2021 (TK’s A321N nr. 29)
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:35 pm

Considering TK10 incident, seems that consolidating all us flights by 777/787 fleet would be a wise decison, in particular ewr. One of the reasons to divert to JFK was having 5 team of crew in nyc, others spare parts and better custom regulations
 
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Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:53 am

Does anyone know why TK operated a 77W into Columbus direct from Istanbul https://www.flightradar24.com/THY6011/280ccc3d

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