Here were are again yet another thread about Turkish Aviation.
Busy summer is behind us and this is the time to for nice walks in the park, going to the movies or spend a bit more time in front of the computer and see what is going on in aviation business.
Photo © Hediye Akyuez
Here is a recap of some news from last month;
-There was a discussion about the other local carriers in Turkey and how they stack up against TK.
-Gazipasa airport, will it ever get extended to accommodate the likes of 320/737?
-TLV flights, how are they doing? Looking at TK schedule I see 319s, I guess drop in pax numbers?
-Future of 343s in TK fleet planning, realistically how many more years we will see them operating?
-TK's financial situation and how does the ever stronger dollar going to effect this?
-Only 1/3 capacity increase in 2012 at TK compared to 2011, which should ease the financials
-TK restarts flying to Libya
-IST-IAH a reality in 2012?
-DL goes back to 763ER on the JFK-IST route.
-We see the interior pics of the TK's 739ERs
-There was a big discussion about the mixed 321 fleet at TK, not good for brand identity.
-TK 77W gets a belly logo a la EK.
-LiveTV to become a reality on Transatlantic TK flights on 77W/333 fleet.
-TK has a new looking website
-TK to codeshare with Asiana on flights to Australia
-Atlasjet getting 3 x 321s recently?
-In terms of TK fleet; TK still to receive 3 x 333s, 14 x 321s, 15 x 739s, 20 x 738s and 3 x 332Fs and
also Turkish Government 332 should be ready shortly.
-How long can we see the 734s flying for TK? Looking at TK schedules, 734s fly to ADB, SIvas, Erzincan, Adana, BJV, Elazig, ASR, Alexandria and Diyarbakir. Can't they be replaced by the 319s?
-319s on the other hand fly to all over the place, like; Denizli, Agri, Urfa, Elazig, Erzurum, Turin, Sinop, Naples, Valencia, Bologna, ADB, Tirana, BEY, Batman, Lyon, Kiev, Sofia, AYT, Samsun, ATH, BRU, Muscat, Rostov, Ufa, TLV....
-Today, on Friday, 9 strong TK 343 fleet flew to ORD, DXB, ICN, BKK and Casablanca. Again, very underutilized. Also 77W fleet, now 12 strong flew to GRU, 2 x JFK, NRT, PVG, PEK, HKG.
And my final questions;
-How is the Comfort Class doing?
-EK to start SEA and DFW, (its 5th and 6th destinations in the US). What does that mean for TK?
Thank you so much for participating and keeping this thread informative and staying away from personal attacks or political nonsense.
Warm Welcome to ALL!