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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:03 pm

just flew Ist-Frankfurt tonight.
321 Jm series, everthing good except delay due to AHL traffic. 20 min at parking position, 25 m taxi and 20 min at runway que
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:45 am

Quoting ist2014 (Reply 50):
20 min at runway que

very common these days; atleast, you get to taxi one time all around the airport with contruction works continuing on the closed runway. in fact, the taxi will take you all to way to the hangars where you can spot many new planes in and outside the TK hangars (provided you have a window seat on the right handsight)  
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:25 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 45):

Quoting TK787 (Reply 44):
If you are flying economy IST-JFK;
-W,P class you get 1255 miles
-T,L,V,G class you get 2510 miles
-M,H,S,E,Q class you get the regular 5019 miles
-Y,B class you get 6274 miles

Dont forget those are base miles. You also get potential bonus (25-175%) based on your elite level status in M&S.

Only if you fly in Comfort or Business though right?
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:54 am

Quoting TK787 (Reply 48):
I was wondering how is TK dealing with all the negative stuff happening in Ukraine, maybe to some extent Russia, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Somalia, Lebanon.

One thing I can say about Libya is that when the current conflict at Tripoli airport ends, it will be at benefit of TK. Most of the aircraft of all three big Libyan carriers ( Libyan, Afriqiyah, Buraq ) is either damaged or destroyed. I think once the conflict is over, TK will probably have additional flights to Tripoli till all the Libyan airlines come back on their feet. Although they are not flying there for a week ( and much more to Benghazi ) I think they will be major carrier serving Libya till the end off fall which would probably help for the lost revenue.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:01 pm

739 TC-JYA was damaged at Kano when refueling truck caught on fire.
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:53 pm

According to Hamdi Topcu interview with Bloomberg, a new WB and ULH order will be finalized till end of this year. My bet:

10-15 A380
14 788 ( to replace 332s, new routes in America)
6 789 ( Austuralia and some latam)
10 781 (LHR, Dxb, cdg, india etc)
20 359 or 351 (fareast us)

which means 60 new WB, from current fleet 20 A333 and 20 77 w, total 100 WB which is in line with 2023 target.
if they do not phase out first 77w and 333, it will be 122
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:02 pm

I hope you are correct, I am usually pretty bad at this guessing game, look at my a.net name  
Quoting ist2014 (Reply 55):
if they do not phase out first 77w and 333, it will be 122

I doubt that these will be phased out in 2023 since most of them will be only 10 years old by then.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:30 pm

Turkish Airlines to operate 777-300ER to Chicago, instead of A330. Starting May 11, 2015.

Turkish Airlines to launch nonstop Jakarta service on daily basis, replacing 1-stop via Singapore. Starting May 11, 2015
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:38 pm

do u have announcement or source for Jakarta
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:40 pm

Quoting ist2014 (Reply 58):
Turkish Airlines to launch nonstop Jakarta

airlineroute.net

http://airlineroute.net/2014/07/23/tk-s15update1/
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:50 pm

thanks for link.
jakarta wil be 343, they will have 5 343 in 2015, i thinik will be deployed on jak, boston and bkk.
Chicago and Seioul 77w a good move, with a788 second dAily ord would be possible as well.

deAr TK 787,
my dream of 788 is for frequency   but i am not sure whether topcu and kotil are considering frquency or not
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:41 pm

The director of the Aerocivil said: We also spoke with Turkish Airlines (with 'hub' in Istanbul). They have expressed interest to start operations in the country from next year." (Referring to starting Columbia)

Article in Spanish:
http://www.portafolio.co/negocios/entrevista-director-la-aerocivil
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:50 pm

Quoting ist2014 (Reply 60):
jakarta wil be 343, they will have 5 343 in 2015, i thinik will be deployed on jak, boston and bkk.

BOS is 2 days A343 then 1 day A333.

Quoting georgiabill (Reply 23):
Any news on how IST-BOS-IST is performing for TK? Is there a chance of an upgrade to the 77W in the near future?

Massport released June Traffic numbers today.

https://www.massport.com/media/261684/0614-avstats-airport-traffic-summary.pdf

TK's numbers are collected with EK's under Middle East. I did the numbers assuming average seats was 276 for TK flights with the mix they have been running with.

Loads for two carriers combined were 87.7%

Assuming EK had 100% load, the worst case scenario for TK would be 75%. I'm willing to guess EK load was 90-95% and TK's load was 80-85%

I would say this route would be better suited with A333 7 days a week since you get a few more coach seats.
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:32 am

Reports suggest TC-JYA, a 739ER, was damaged by fire while being refuelled at Kano, Nigeria. No injuries, but damage uncertain.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:35 am

Quoting kaitak (Reply 63):

Reports suggest TC-JYA, a 739ER, was damaged by fire while being refuelled at Kano, Nigeria. No injuries, but damage uncertain.

Previously reported...

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 54):
739 TC-JYA was damaged at Kano when refueling truck caught on fire.
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:58 am

Looks like some wingtip damage.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BtNUhwOCUAAtz5J.jpg:large

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https://twitter.com/jackflyboy/status/491829729956491264/photo/1
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:00 am

Looks like the plane is still in Kano and needs repairs. Also there was a picture of the fire and it looks pretty scary.
I wonder if TK can deploy a 738 (with penalties) for the routes this plane were to fly, as you can imagine mostly African destinations.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:28 am

Quoting adamh8297 (Reply 62):
BOS is 2 days A343 then 1 day A333.

Correction: A333 had run for 4 days straight last week. The pattern that I saw seems to have fallen by the wayside.
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:56 am

Apparently, Turkish Airlines could become Macedonia's national carrier. Don't know how that would work out... TAV runs Macedonia's airports and there was an attempt a few years ago to also make Turkish Airlines the national airline but back then Turkish owned nearby B&H Airlines from Bosnia. Macedonia doesn't have a national airline since 2009 when MAT went bankrupt. Wizz AIr is now the main airline operating from SKP.

Source: http://exyuaviation.blogspot.com/201...h-eyed-as-macedonias-national.html
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:59 pm

Houston, Shanghai and Hong Kong will be the first 3 destinations with regular 77B service (newest 777s with 49J 300Y).
Guangzhou Seoul and Sao Paolo will get the birds with comfort. Quite weird that Sao Paolo is getting it back, after the product did not perform well
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:11 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 66):
Looks like the plane is still in Kano and needs repairs.

TC-JYA TK 739 back from Kano and in service already. Good!
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:06 pm

Latest TK 77W getting ready for delivery; TC-JJS "Zigana", from trfleetnews.com:
http://www.trfleetnews.com/wp-content/uploads/JJS.jpg
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:58 am

Can somebody enlighten me regarding the new taxi routes that is going to open today at IST airport?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:32 am

My sources tell me TK is in the process of applying with the Philippine civil aviation authorities for Manila service commencing next summer.

Not sure if its nonstop, or 1-stop basis via BKK/HKG or some place. Suspect 1-stop to start with.
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:32 am

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 73):
Not sure if its nonstop, or 1-stop basis via BKK/HKG or some place. Suspect 1-stop to start with.

I would also assume that MNL will be tagged to something else. BKK already has the SGN tag and I would assume that the MNL flight would be positioned in the 1 am departure bank, so that leaves KUL, SIN and HKG, but HKG seems to be doing just fine as a terminator and has only 6 weekly frequencies so that leaves SIN and KUL unless TK wants to open another new station to combine MNL with.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:51 am

Just recently Hamdi Topcu mentioned MNL and TPE in an interview.
Maybe it will be a triangular flight with Taipei.

I guess KUL is doing ok, its upgauged to daily last year, and Singapur eventually has better loads due to the increasing codeshare agreements.
Leaves CGK as only possibility if its going to be a one-stop service from existing destinations.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:12 pm

Quoting Turkish777X (Reply 72):
Can somebody enlighten me regarding the new taxi routes that is going to open today at IST airport?

I think its the connection 35L runway to the taxiway parallel to 05/23.
On google Earth its looking quite finished.
Now the A/Cs can go simultanously to 35L and 35R


the Taxiway south to 05/23 and the southern apron are also nearly fiinished. Picture is from April, though.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:34 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 73):
My sources tell me TK is in the process of applying with the Philippine civil aviation authorities for Manila service commencing next summer.

Not sure if its nonstop, or 1-stop basis via BKK/HKG or some place. Suspect 1-stop to start with.

I would suggest the following:

1. Operate MNL as IST-SGN-MNL using an A333
2. Reroute the BKK-SGN service as IST-BKK-HAN if bilateral allows 5th freedom on BKK-HAN

With TK's vast EU network along with the massive growth of tourism + business between SGN and Europe, having a one stop service via IST to EU would place TK in the same competitive league as EK/QR/EY/AF/VN etc.
TK's A333s should be able to fly IST-SGN nonstop as they have used it to ICN before on a scheduled basis.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:33 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 71):
Latest TK 77W getting ready for delivery; TC-JJS "Zigana",

On its way:http://flightaware.com/live/flight/THY6900
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:40 pm

Looks like another TK 77W is getting ready to take it to the skies, hiding behind this China Southern jet:
http://paineairport.com/kpae10573.htm
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:49 pm

I wish they go for staggered business class design. Its pain jump over a passenger especially if you paid thousands of dollars for ticket  
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:59 pm

Quoting Turkish777X (Reply 69):
Houston, Shanghai and Hong Kong will be the first 3 destinations with regular 77B service (newest 777s with 49J 300Y).

Here it is;
TC-JJR, after doing 10 days of trial runs, (mostly IST-JED), is on its way to Houston;
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/THY33
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:44 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 81):

TC-JJR, after doing 10 days of trial runs, (mostly IST-JED), is on its way to Houston;
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/THY33

Any figures on the Y cabin load? It looks quite bad for the summer peak season. J seems full.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:28 pm

The annual GBTA (Global Business Travel) convention is being held this week in Los Angeles.

As with most recent years TK had a large presence including showing off their seat and meal products.

In attendance were the station managers for all US cities along with head of marketing and sales.

The topic of Comfort Class came up in questions in media questions, and the answer that was supplied was a pretty straight forward one.
Simply put TK is eliminating Comfort Class in order to have more Business Class seats instead. Sell your clients J class instead of CC  
Yes TK knows it had a great CC product, but at the end it come down to what would make the most money onboard. Premium class demand has been extremely strong at TK with many flight sold out. Imperative was to boost business class capacity and the numbers far favored a straight J+Y mix than a J+CC+Y combo mix.


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BtzVxHeIEAAo3Qa.jpg:large
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:53 pm

Hello friends,
Question about upgrading to Comfort on JFK-IST. I have done in the past by paying $300 extra during check in. Any idea if I were to use miles during check in, how many miles would that be one way? Thanks.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:40 pm

Here are the upgrade rules. Its somewhat dependent on your fare class. Also looks like upgrades with miles need to be done ahead of time - not at the airport last minute.

http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-int/miles-and-smiles/awards/upgrade

And upgrade mileage table
http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-in...rds/turkish-airlines-upgrade-table

Says 37.500 miles to upgrade to comfort. You might as well do into business for only 45,000 miles.

IMO, I'd rather keep the 37,500 and pay $300.
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:34 pm

Can anyone confirm Lufthansa reducing MUC-IST to two daily in W14 season??

would be the first time they reduce the frequence after its three dailies for years.
I can also imagine they shift a daily to FRA, as I have the feeling FRA performs better, and slots in IST are not available
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:44 pm

Looking in GDS LH shows 3 flights MUC-IST

LH1770 MUC-IST 0830-1205 A321
LH1772 MUC-IST 1450-1825 A320
LH1774 MUC-IST 2120-0055 A321

Looks like however 1774 is not scheduled December 23 - January 15.
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:36 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 87):

Thank you LAXintl

I was looking for tickets for winterbreak, and there were only LH1770 and LH1774. checking for other month out of curiosity only two flights;
I have no acces to GDS though  
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation July 2014

Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:05 pm

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