Here is another thread, another March;
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We had some big news last month;
-TK's preliminary financial results for 2011, a big loss
-UA to start EWR-IST on July 2nd, 2012
The financials of TK, we can talk and will talk in detail for sometime to come but the general consensus was that 2012 will be very decisive how TK is dealing with this loss, or if things are turning around.
UA's flight, which had its own thread, got cut short due to JFK/EWR debate. I think there is still room to discuss this here. For me, this flight is going to make DL's life harder. Also this might put an end to any other Turkish company's dreams to fly to NYC from IST.
What do you guys think? Is there any more room besides IST? For Pegasus SAW-JFK? Or TK ESB-JFK?
On other news;
-Liquid ban finally starts at airports in Turkey
-New planes to join TK and Pegasus and others with the summer season coming closer.
-A list of older planes to leave TK fleet this year; 2 x 343s, 3 x 321s, 2 x 319s, 2 x 737-700s.
Besides all these;
A though year is waiting TK. Oil prices seems to be going higher and higher. Competition is getting tougher, UA from EWR, LH from Germany, new Asian carriers.
In the past, I raised a question about who will be TK competing in the future? Even though some airlines are getting smaller, some new ones will be challenging. Look at Alitalia, in a few more years it might be up there. Also Aeroflot is doubling its fleet size in the next two years. Even Pegasus will be challenging TK more and more. What are your thoughts on the competition TK is facing?
Well...., can't wait for your ideas, rumors, news, corrections and good old sense of humor.