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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Wed May 09, 2012 12:41 pm

Welcome back Wing ... This tread is better with you and Pilot aydin I hope he returns too... (no offense to all other excellent distributers please )
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Wed May 09, 2012 12:55 pm

Quoting wing (Reply 49):

Hey Wing, Nice to see you here.
So true, Far Away yet so close sometimes...

TK searching for more 777/748s is only a matter of time; I still think there will be 787s in the mix also.
LAX to go daily, YYZ to go 5 x weekly, JFK 3 x daily for the summer and now plans for IAH...343s might be going to Air Blue...
Couple of things come to mind:
-The over capacity situation at IST
-TK has to solve the Comfort Class issue with the 77Ws or future possible 748s. Either market it better, or reduce the number of seats (either turn them into more J or more Y). Or actively try to sell them on the day of the flight at check in, like any other airline...by suggesting: " We have few Comfort seats available on today's flight, would you like to upgrade either by miles or cash?"
On my IST-JFK flight 80% of the Comfort seats were empty. I am sure if they knew some of the pax sitting at Y would have upgraded.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Wed May 09, 2012 2:17 pm

Quoting robcol99 (Reply 46):
Anyways, on a brighter note, BJV new terminal is almost complete. It looks fantastic from the pictures I've seen

They were testing the airbridges this morning. Probably was my last time at the small domestic terminal at BJV which has served us for many years. So I am actually looking forward to use the current international terminal for my domestic flights. On a different note, more private jets than commercial a/c today at BJV including a 737 Business Jet. With the opening of the Áman Resort and more high end projects in the pipeline; Bodrum is getting the attention of the international JetSet.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Wed May 09, 2012 5:28 pm

Quoting wing (Reply 49):
THY was searching for additional 777's and 8 B747-800's immediately

aha, immediately. everything immediately... aren't we talking here on this topic for years??
so tk decided on 747-8I instead of A388? is this official?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Wed May 09, 2012 7:14 pm

Quoting wing (Reply 49):
8 B747-800's

747 or 737?
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Wed May 09, 2012 9:03 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 51):
Comfort seats available on today's flight, would you like to upgrade either by miles or cash?"
On my IST-JFK flight 80% of the Comfort seats were empty. I am sure if they knew some of the pax sitting at Y would have upgraded.

You're completely right, but this is already being done in some outstations. Some of them check connecting pax beforehand and offer them upgrade possibility. I think there's another issue to be solved, is lack of Comfort in A332/333 which can be an issue whenever there is equipment change between B777 and A332/333
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Thu May 10, 2012 5:47 am

Quoting Steelyman (Reply 55):
You're completely right, but this is already being done in some outstations. Some of them check connecting pax beforehand and offer them upgrade possibility. I think there's another issue to be solved, is lack of Comfort in A332/333 which can be an issue whenever there is equipment change between B777 and A332/333

Or just like some other airlines (EK) pitch an offer for a upgrade by e-mail a few days ahead depending on loads. Done over the Internet in minutes and let ground staff deal with more important issues. But I guess that would be a real challenge for TK's IT  
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Thu May 10, 2012 7:12 am

Quoting Steelyman (Reply 55):
You're completely right, but this is already being done in some outstations. Some of them check connecting pax beforehand and offer them upgrade possibility. I think there's another issue to be solved, is lack of Comfort in A332/333 which can be an issue whenever there is equipment change between B777 and A332/333

I've got to agree. Plus the success of the product may actually increase if it was offered more widely in the network. Still though, although I haven't seen the latest numbers, some of the routes are doing just fine in Y+. JFK is one of them.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Thu May 10, 2012 7:40 am

Hi People
i have just booked TK departing 4 june MXP-IST-LAX was the most convenient for me and because its my first time on TK what shell i expect in confort class service? I read sometimes flight attendant are robotic sometimes are very good.
And someone know if there is a pay lounge in IST airport where i can have some sleep?
Thanx
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Thu May 10, 2012 7:47 am

Quoting Turkish350XWB (Reply 53):
so tk decided on 747-8I instead of A388? is this official?
Quoting wing (Reply 49):
And one rumor for all of you
Quoting wing (Reply 49):
OK I havent heard this with my ears but the captain says it is told in the meeting by Mr.Kotil.Lets wait and see
Quoting TK1244 (Reply 54):
747 or 737?
Quoting wing (Reply 49):
8 B747-800's
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Thu May 10, 2012 10:02 am

Rumor of 8 x 748, oh more than what I was expecting  ,
Wing, I remember last time you told about a rumor for 777 freighters. Are these 777 freighters included in this rumor?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Thu May 10, 2012 10:28 am

Quoting wing (Reply 59):

noooooooooooooo... why???
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Thu May 10, 2012 10:47 am

And here is Jan - Apr 2012 for TK:

Passengers up 20.3% to 10.8m
RPK up 30.3% (!) to 20.4bn
LF up 5.8% to 74.1%
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Thu May 10, 2012 11:12 am

Quoting wing (Reply 59):


Interesting with the current price of oil going up and up is there any money to make with quads now days ?

According to boeing the 748i : 467 passengers in a three-class configuration and range 8,000 nmi (14,815 km) - Intercontinental versus 77W 7,930 nmi ( 14,690 ) with around the 365 passenger mark ? Yes 748i can carry about 100 or less passengers but can it bring in the $$$$$$ for TK ?

Where would TK fly these birds ? Anyways it would be great to see the 748i in TK colours ........
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Thu May 10, 2012 11:25 am

Quoting wing (Reply 59):

Nice! Hope the orders will follow very soon!

http://www.airporthaber.com/wk-uploads/galleries/image00001_4.jpg
IMHO I didn't like the name displayed in both languages, if they put the name in Turkish on one side and English on the other side, it would be much better!
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Thu May 10, 2012 1:37 pm

I think they will finally pull the trigger on the VLA order. As a fan of both A and B its all good, but for publicity and "newness" factor I would have preferred A380. Knowing too well post Sarkozy Airbus would have achieved a miracle if TK buys it. I now believe they will order the 748.
Thanks kaptan for the rumors, keeps it interesting for sure.
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Thu May 10, 2012 2:22 pm

Quoting TK1244 (Reply 64):
IMHO I didn't like the name displayed in both languages, if they put the name in Turkish on one side and English on the other side, it would be much better!

I think this particular one is an exception as the actual name of the aircraft can be translated. TK usually uses city names which are the same in all languages...

Quoting TK1244 (Reply 64):
I think they will finally pull the trigger on the VLA order. As a fan of both A and B its all good, but for publicity and "newness" factor I would have preferred A380. Knowing too well post Sarkozy Airbus would have achieved a miracle if TK buys it. I now believe they will order the 748.

I am not quite sure if a VLA order is really necessary at this point of time. I think 77W is quite sufficient on trunk routes like JFK,NRT,HKG etc. What TK needs in my humble opinion, is an aircraft with around 250 seats and has more range than the 332/343. I think the unused or undesired 345s would be a nice interim solution for the time being. At least until the eventual 350/787 delivery. Especially for routes like GRU, IAH, KIX, even LAX during low season. It could also help open new very long routes where an initial large capacity is not needed.
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Thu May 10, 2012 2:41 pm

Quoting mxp (Reply 58):
Hi People
i have just booked TK departing 4 june MXP-IST-LAX was the most convenient for me and because its my first time on TK what shell i expect in confort class service? I read sometimes flight attendant are robotic sometimes are very good.
And someone know if there is a pay lounge in IST airport where i can have some sleep?
Thanx
Alberto

Bongiorno Alberto,

Comfort Class is one of the best Y+ products in the market. You will have a good seat for Y+ standards and good catering. You can see some pics of Comfort Class here:

link: http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-tr...nment-seat-cip-lounge#ComfortClass

The problem with TK cabin service is that it can be inconsistent. As long as you do not expect SQ/CX/OZ service levels; you should not have too many problems.

There are sleeping chairs in the TAV Prime Class lounge above the food court. It is a pay in lounge and is usually quite busy.

Good luck...
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Thu May 10, 2012 9:25 pm

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 66):
What TK needs in my humble opinion, is an aircraft with around 250 seats and has more range than the 332/343. I think the unused or undesired 345s would be a nice interim solution for the time being. At least until the eventual 350/787 delivery. Especially for routes like GRU, IAH, KIX, even LAX during low season. It could also help open new very long routes where an initial large capacity is not needed.

Most of TK's 332 are in 250 seat configuration and have enough range to fly to KIX and IAH. For GRU and LAX I believe there would be restrictions regarding payload. However, I couldn't agree more with you, apart from more 77W's, TK needs new 200-250 seats aircrafts for both long and short-haul. Think many european cities have already daily 2-3 flights from TK, which can either grow into 3 daily with bigger birds, or 5 daily with 320/321
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Thu May 10, 2012 10:02 pm

Turkish seems to be doing really well on the YYZ-IST route, considering they are going to 5 times weekly by the end of this year. How does this make EK feel?
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Thu May 10, 2012 10:11 pm

TK would be daily already at YYZ if not for the bilateral restrictions.

Only last year they were awarded a 4th frequency for this year, and the 5th one for 2013 (which starts with this winter schedule). Now they need to work on the 6th and 7th frequency along with rights to other Canada destinations.

Add in the prorate agreement they just signed with AC covering 29 destinations I mentioned in Reply-30, TK is working hard to grow the market.
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Fri May 11, 2012 5:44 am

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 66):




A345 has around 30% more operating costs than a 77W. So that it is a big disappointment for Airbus.
It will be great to see a 748 in TK colours but on the other hand I can't imagine if they try to carry around 450 pax with bus to terminal..
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Fri May 11, 2012 6:57 am

Quoting emrecan (Reply 71):
It will be great to see a 748 in TK colours but on the other hand I can't imagine if they try to carry around 450 pax with bus to terminal..

  And to fill a 748 to several destinations they would probably need even more short haul flights to Europe and Middle East. Where would they fit the extra tens of flights per day?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Fri May 11, 2012 8:13 am

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 72):

And to fill a 748 to several destinations they would probably need even more short haul flights to Europe and Middle East. Where would they fit the extra tens of flights per day?

MXP/BCN/MAD/ROM still have room to grow, they showed potential over last years
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Fri May 11, 2012 8:21 am

Quoting Steelyman (Reply 73):
MXP/BCN/MAD/ROM still have room to grow,

But IST doesn't   It is almost daily news here in Turkey how delayed and canx flights are mounting.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Sat May 12, 2012 8:40 am

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 74):
But IST doesn't It is almost daily news here in Turkey how delayed and canx flights are mounting.

There's not room to grow at certain daily hours, but check airport at 11am after USA and YYZ/GRU departures, if you compare that to evening and midnight when all mid/long-hauls depart, still another bank can be placed between 11am and 1pm. The important issue is that if a flight requires inbound connecting passengers there should be flights from Europe and other places which can feed those flights, and right now only few cities have early morning departures which can support that (BCN/MXP/CDG/LHR/GERMANY)
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Tue May 15, 2012 11:15 am

 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Tue May 15, 2012 4:50 pm

That was a surprise!

"Through this new partnership, customers will be able to transfer in either U.S. city between Turkish Airlines- and JetBlue-operated flights while enjoying one-stop ticketing and check-in plus hassle-free baggage transfer and other benefits. JetBlue offers connections to and from dozens of cities throughout the United States including Boston, Massachusetts; Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and San Juan, Puerto Rico."

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/jet...rlines-form-partnership-2012-05-15
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Tue May 15, 2012 5:46 pm

I could not say anything before, but this nicely provides network coverage and beyond feed connections particularly for JFK.
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Tue May 15, 2012 7:27 pm

Quoting NuD38 (Reply 77):
That was a surprise!

Wow, that came out of nowhere!
Congrats to TK and B6, this will definitely boost TK loads, it might be better than moving to a Star hub, EWR.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Tue May 15, 2012 8:20 pm

Given that they have to fill close to 900 seats per day each way, TK needs all the feed it can get. But why just an interline agreement and not a codeshare? UA doesn't provide enough codeshares and US has little connectivity at JFK, ORD or IAD. So B6 might fill that void well.

On another note, TK has formally announced schedules for Taif and Yanbu in Saudi Arabia, both 3x weekly starting June. With these two, TK has so far published schedules for, and / or begun flights to 14 destinations in 2012, including Aalborg, Billund, Bilbao, Kinshasa, Edinburgh, Abidjan, Kigali, Kharkov, Mogadishu, Bremen, Leipzig, and Novosibirsk.

[Edited 2012-05-15 13:34:05]
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Wed May 16, 2012 1:11 am

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 80):
Given that they have to fill close to 900 seats per day each way, TK needs all the feed it can get. But why just an interline agreement and not a codeshare? UA doesn't provide enough codeshares and US has little connectivity at JFK, ORD or IAD. So B6 might fill that void well.


  

Jetblue already provides tons of interlines from JFK ... QR, EK, and others have been using them for a while. Given TK's recent capacity increase at JFK, this is definitely a step in the right direction. However, code-share would be even better!
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Wed May 16, 2012 10:28 am

Jat Airways is supposed to launch twice weekly flights from Kraljevo to Istanbul this June. Flights were announced to opperate every Wednesday and Friday on board its Atr-72 with 66 seats.

Flights are supposed to be operated Belgrade-Istanbul-Kraljevo and back. The flights are not yet on sale so let's see what happens in the end.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Sat May 19, 2012 5:45 am

Yet more points announced by TK.. Incredible. This time IST-MRS-IST, IST-RIX-TLL-IST, IST-VNO-RIX-IST and IST-NKC-DKR-IST (DKR and RIX already served directly).

Source: http://www.turkishairlines.com/tr-TR...vestor_relations/special/2012.aspx

Also, word is, TK will be getting the three A319 that Pegasus will be returning at its Izmir Airlines arm as a move to an all Boeing fleet.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Sat May 19, 2012 5:52 am

Does it mean Riga will get increased capacity or frequency or will it remain as it is? Do you know the frequencies to TLL and VNO?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Sat May 19, 2012 12:22 pm

-It sounds like Riga will switch from a non stop to serve alternating TLL VNO connecting service.
-About the IzAir 319s to TK, it seems like yesterday they arrived from the US now on their way to TK. Still around 7 years old each, I wonder if they would be replacing the earlier 4 or straight addition to the fleet. Nice to see TK going back to its grab whatever you can during summer season approach.

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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Sat May 19, 2012 12:51 pm

Here you are Pegasus 737-400 rejected take-off:
http://youtu.be/JOOeQ63Y45k
 
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Sun May 20, 2012 5:38 pm

 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Wed May 23, 2012 8:51 am

It's awfully quiet here. Let me add a new flight info: Turkish Airlines beginning 3weekly flights to both Osh in Kyrgyzstan and Ulan-Baatar in Mongolia. First one begins in mid July nonstop, latter begins mid August via some undisclosed point.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Wed May 23, 2012 1:16 pm

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 88):

Thanks for the news. Quiet but it is OK, no news could be good news!! People busy.
-ULN one stop, that is a whole lot of distance even one stop. Also looking at wikipedia, it has less than 1M pax a year. Why does TK go all the way to ULN for such little number of pax. If it were to go nonstop one day, it might be out of the reach of 739ER so might require a 332, correct?
-It looks like 5th TK 739ER delivered, but still number 3-4 going through fuel tank refurbs. Recently number 3 went down to Charleston, that means could be in IST within a month.
-I hear EK opened a lounge in IST, who else has their own lounge in IST? Why does EK need a lounge at IST? any more growth?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Wed May 23, 2012 2:43 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 89):
-ULN one stop, that is a whole lot of distance even one stop. Also looking at wikipedia, it has less than 1M pax a year. Why does TK go all the way to ULN for such little number of pax. If it were to go nonstop one day, it might be out of the reach of 739ER so might require a 332, correct?
-It looks like 5th TK 739ER delivered, but still number 3-4 going through fuel tank refurbs. Recently number 3 went down to Charleston, that means could be in IST within a month.
-I hear EK opened a lounge in IST, who else has their own lounge in IST? Why does EK need a lounge at IST? any more growth?

ULN is reported to be and A320 flight. Nonstop is 3233nm according to gcm, so that is beyond the range of A320 family or the 737 family and if nonstop is to be started, you are right that it would require a widebody...

Good to hear that 3rd 739 is arriving before the summer rush!

As far as I know BA has a lounge at IST, along with Akbank, HSBC, Garanti, Yapı Kredi banks and TK of course. There might be one more but I am not sure.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Wed May 23, 2012 3:32 pm

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 88):
Ulan-Baatar in Mongolia. First one begins in mid July nonstop, latter begins mid August via some undisclosed point.

I guess it will be one of these points:

- Astana
- Almaty
- Bishkek
- Dushanbe

makes the most sense looking at it geographically

Quoting TK787 (Reply 89):
I hear EK opened a lounge in IST, who else has their own lounge in IST? Why does EK need a lounge at IST? any more growth?

in fact, this lounge actually opened some ago. I don't know why they do the "official" opening only now. Anyway, I have been inside and it's quite nice. Especially the view is great compared to all other lounges which don't have any apron view (even TK and Primeclass). It is located between gates 223-224 and you see all taxi and landing/departing traffic on RWY 05.

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 90):
As far as I know BA has a lounge at IST, along with Akbank, HSBC, Garanti, Yapı Kredi banks and TK of course. There might be one more but I am not sure.

Isbank Millenium lounge and TAV Primeclass just to have the list complete.

Quoting TK787 (Reply 89):
-It looks like 5th TK 739ER delivered, but still number 3-4 going through fuel tank refurbs. Recently number 3 went down to Charleston, that means could be in IST within a month.

it has been discussed already, but still I'm very suprised to see the fuel tank refurb takes so much time. I'm wondering whether they are really in need of those aircraft or not really (so they take it slow...). Also, I see them doing a lot of domestic and EU flying. Is that in between two longer legs, because capacity wise their 321 have more seats? And how is the cockpit certification for those? how much more training does a 738 pilot require to fly the 739?


and last, but not least from my side:
TGS Ground Service made it to the news again! after the BA 320 incident a few weeks ago, yesterday a 77W was hit by a highloader. Are there any actions taken by TK? As far as I can see until now: none! This company with undertrained and unskilled people is a serious danger for all airlines/companies/people working at IST. Just look outside of the window and you will easily see TGS trucks driving under the wing, the driver talking on the phone, speeding, etc.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Wed May 23, 2012 5:00 pm

Quoting stylo777 (Reply 91):
Also, I see them doing a lot of domestic and EU flying. Is that in between two longer legs, because capacity wise their 321 have more seats?

Whenever I check flightware I see them flying to ACC, LOS or DAR. I would love to catch one doing domestic  
Quoting stylo777 (Reply 91):
TGS Ground Service made it to the news again! after the BA 320 incident a few weeks ago, yesterday a 77W was hit by a highloader. Are there any actions taken by TK? As far as I can see until now: none! This company with undertrained and unskilled people is a serious danger for all airlines/companies/people working at IST. Just look outside of the window and you will easily see TGS trucks driving under the wing, the driver talking on the phone, speeding, etc.

Unbelievable. And since this is a separate company now they are less accountable somehow?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Wed May 23, 2012 6:31 pm

Quoting stylo777 (Reply 91):
Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 90):
As far as I know BA has a lounge at IST, along with Akbank, HSBC, Garanti, Yapı Kredi banks and TK of course. There might be one more but I am not sure.

Isbank Millenium lounge and TAV Primeclass just to have the list complete.

Thanks guys,
I had no idea all those banks have lounges; who uses them?
Certain tier bank customers? Certain airline alliance tier pax?
thanks.

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 90):
ULN is reported to be and A320 flight. Nonstop is 3233nm according to gcm, so that is beyond the range of A320 family or the 737 family and if nonstop is to be started, you are right that it would require a widebody...

Hmmm. So who would want to do a one-stop to IST? Just O&D? Otherwise they can have one stops to most of the world with AirChina, Aeroflot, Korean and MIAT one stops.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Wed May 23, 2012 9:29 pm

ULN via FRU

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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Wed May 23, 2012 9:49 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 93):
I had no idea all those banks have lounges; who uses them?
Certain tier bank customers? Certain airline alliance tier pax?

Credit card holders can use them for free:

Akbank --> Wings
Garanti --> Shop&Miles (now Miles&Smiles)
HSBC --> Advantage and Pegasus
Is Bankasi --> Millenium
Yapi Kredi --> World

All these credit cards are substitutes of each other and there is a fierce competition. LH Miles&More credit card is delivered by DenizBank which is the only similar credit card without any lounge advantage.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Wed May 23, 2012 9:56 pm

Istanbul – Osh eff 18JUL12 (Reservation is now open)
TK360 IST1835 – 0225+1OSS 319 136
TK361 OSS0400 – 0630IST 319 247

Istanbul – Ulaan Baatar eff 15AUG12 (Reservation to open shortly)
TK342 IST1905 – 0315+1FRU0415+1 – 1005+1ULN 320 135
TK343 ULN1105 – 1250FRU1350 – 1635IST 320 246
 
smbukas
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Thu May 24, 2012 3:02 am

Quoting ju068 (Reply 84):
Does it mean Riga will get increased capacity or frequency or will it remain as it is? Do you know the frequencies to TLL and VNO?

It itends to be 3x weekly IST-RIX-TLL-IST and 3x or 4x weekly IST-VNO-RIX-IST. So RIX will get 6x or 7x weekly frequency instead of existing 4x weekly, but overall capacity reduction to RIX (split seats with new services to VNO and TLL).
 
AsoRock
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Fri May 25, 2012 9:36 am

Incredibly, TK adding Taif and Yanbu in Saudi Arabia this summer, the latter flight continuing to Sanaa in Yemen.

TK now offers 58 weekly flights to Saudi Arabia!! 6 destinations (Yanbu, Medina, Jeddah, Taif, Riyadh, Dammam)

Is it just me or TK is expanding too fast !! At least expand Ataturk and relieve congestion then expand more. The whole TK expansion drive is starting to look greedy.
 
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OA260
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RE: Turkish Aviation May 2012

Fri May 25, 2012 6:50 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 93):
Thanks guys,
I had no idea all those banks have lounges; who uses them?
Certain tier bank customers? Certain airline alliance tier pax?
thanks.

Also if you have Priority pass you can access the following :

HSBC Club Lounge

Primeclass CIP Lounge

Wings Primeclass Lounge .

So many lounges   The best of course is the TK lounge .

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