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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:22 am

any sense on how Canada routes are performing?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:49 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 37):

My friend who completed BJV-IST-LAX-ANC; on TK and last leg AS, still waiting for his luggage. He says it is just incredible that TK phones are busy, when he gets through to the Customer Service, they want to connect him to the Luggage Room in IST, or nobody knows what is the number for the 3rd company luggage handler for TK at LAX?

After 5 days, finally his luggage made it to ANC. Not surprisingly, he says he hasn't heard back from TK yet, but he was able to get help from Star partner Air New Zealand in the process of getting the luggage back.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:10 pm

Pegasus posted its Q2 and first half 2014 numbers.

Three month ended 30-Jun-2014:
Sales: TRY800.4 million (EUR276.3 million), +32.5% year-on-year;
Cost of sales: TRY663.0 million (EUR228.9 million), +43.9%;
Operating profit: TRY102.4 million (EUR35.4 million), +27.3%;
Net profit: TRY87.2 million (EUR30.1 million), +63.4%;

Six months ended 30-Jun-2014:
Sales: TRY1311 million (EUR452.7 million), +32.6%;
Cost of sales: TRY1225 million (EUR422.8 million), +51.4%;
Operating profit (loss): (TRY23.7 million) (EUR8.2 million), compared to a profit of TRY101.0 million (EUR34.9 million) in p-c-p;
Net profit (loss): (TRY15.4 million) (EUR5.3 million), compared to a profit of TRY47.0 million (EUR16.2 million) in p-c-p;
Total assets: TRY3704 million (EUR1279 million);
Cash and cash equivalents: TRY1026 million (EUR354.2 million);
Total liabilities: TRY2587 million (EUR893.2 million)

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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:10 am

Yet again a rumor TK to wet lease a 787 from LOT is going around i don't know what to make of this here is the link http://trfleetnews.blogspot.com.au/2...rise-of-year-turkish-airlines.html . It sounds like one frame only what are they going to achieve from this ?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:21 am

this is old news, from december 2013
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:33 am

Here is some fresh news  
I was on board TK2 yesterday and it wasnt full. I was surprised to have only 196 Y pax, not sure about Y+/J. I guess we are still years away from A380, if TK can't fill 77Ws in the middle of August. Maybe that is why JFK route is going to more A333s and only 4 x weekly 77Ws in Nov/Dec.
Same old, same old things at TK. Terrible boarding process, or lack of any announcement and huge rush to the gate. Hot cabin, hurried service, no seconds on anything, parking on tarmac in IST, baggage delays, no A.C. in IST..........
I've seen something new, Turkish announcements by the Turkish FO, English by the Irish Captain. Strange!
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:21 am

Quoting TK787 (Reply 55):
was on board TK2 yesterday and it wasnt full. I was surprised to have only 196 Y pax, not sure about Y+/J. I guess we are still years away from A380, if TK can't fill 77Ws in the middle of August. Maybe that is why JFK route is going to more A333s and only 4 x weekly 77Ws in Nov/Dec.
Same old, same old things at TK. Terrible boarding process, or lack of any announcement and huge rush to the gate. Hot cabin, hurried service, no seconds on anything, parking on tarmac in IST, baggage delays, no A.C. in IST..........
I've seen something new, Turkish announcements by the Turkish FO, English by the Irish Captain. Strange!

...and I was onboard TK761 DXB IST, operated by TKs newest 77W (TC-JJS). Flight was pretty full in both classes.
1hr delay without any apology or announcement, even though the aircraft arrived on time in DXB. Also the rest was pretty much the same, below average service and quality. Brand new aircraft, but the lavs already in bad shape. Business Class service the same as domestic business service. Even the blankets, pillows and amenity kits were the same. I was' t impressed at all.
Positive: made the intl-domestic transfer in less than 10minutes!!! If you have a connection with less than 1hr you should proceed towards gate 201 in the arrival hall. A police officer is sitting there, security behind and you come out at gate 101-102.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:46 am

Quoting stylo777 (Reply 56):
1hr delay without any apology or announcement

It was due to a german passenger who caused some trouble on the aircraft. This is still no reason for any excuse or announcement.

Does anybody have some recent info regarding the interior of the newly arrived A332s? Hows the general condition. Do they have flat bed seats?

[Edited 2014-08-16 02:47:34]
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:37 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 55):

I am sure the flights to JFK are full these days.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:14 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 55):
I was on board TK2 yesterday and it wasnt full. I was surprised to have only 196 Y pax, not sure about Y+/J. I guess we are still years away from A380, if TK can't fill 77Ws in the middle of August. Maybe that is why JFK route is going to more A333s and only 4 x weekly 77Ws in Nov/Dec.

This year, summer has already ended for airlines in the US. Many public schools have started (for example in my neighborhood schools started Aug 11th). Hence you are not going to find many Americans starting vacations on Aug 15th.

Airlines have already started fall sales, with much cheap pricing available domestically already as the summer rush is over.

Quoting stylo777 (Reply 56):
Even the blankets, pillows and amenity kits were the same.

Those items are loaded based on destination. Only true longhauls are supposed to get the nice pillows and full blankets.

Places like Dubai and Europe get the basic blankets.
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:21 pm

It is interesting that TK1827 operated as two aircrafts (1 X 737 & 1 X A319) to CDG today. Probably to due to WB aircraft not being available in sufficient numbers.

There seems to be a problem with VT-JEN, since it did not operate its regular flights to BOM and LHR.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:28 pm

Quoting Turkish777X (Reply 60):

Very interesting. Now both TK1828 (B738) and TK5828 (A319) coming from CDG are queuing for landing at IST.

Obviously TK is in shortage of WB aircraft.
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:00 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 49):

TK has lobbied the Govt of India extensively for access to HYD and MAA. GoI has thrown a bone by giving a cargo access. They still covet the passenger flight access. But still the O & D is very limited to IST, hence GoI will not give permission to any more cities.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:27 am

It is amazing to see that TK is sending almost on a daily basis an A333 to ATH in the morning rotation.
Wonder whether it is the number of Turks that has gone up so massively or whether its traffic from both nations
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:04 pm

Does anybody know the current status as well as the history of Izmir's two military airports (Cigli)? Why are they so close to each other and what are they used for at the moment?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:19 pm

Quoting Turkish777X (Reply 63):


I wouldn't rule out USA originating passengers.
Airlines flown: A3, AA, AC, AF, AM, BA, B6, CA, CO, CX, DL, EA, EL, IB, LH, MI, MQ, NH, NW, NZ, OU, PE, QF, S4, SQ, TP, UA, US, VS, WE, WN

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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:58 pm

Quoting hohd (Reply 62):
TK has lobbied the Govt of India extensively for access to HYD and MAA.

TK does not lobby foreign governments. Its up to the Turkish government to do its bidding.

Also for the record TK now seeks access to 6 new Indian cities (Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Amritsar, and Ahmedabad) in additional to doubling DEL & BOM. Total weekly seat allocation requested by the Turkish side was increase from 4,000 to 20,000 seats.

Quoting stylo777 (Reply 64):
Does anybody know the current status as well as the history of Izmir's two military airports (Cigli)? Why are they so close to each other and what are they used for at the moment?

I well remember when Cigli was the commercial airport for Izmir through the 1970s.

Currently the two military facilities about 1-2km apart know as Cigli and Cigli West(Kaklic), serve as home to several TuAF training, transport and search and rescue squadrons. In additional there is permanent US and NATO member basing as well.

Interestingly as late as this spring, transport ministry has said it was looking into reopening Cigli for commercial traffic to ease activity at ADB and as Cigli sits on the otherside of the bay for the benefit population to the northern portions and provide easier access to nearby towns like Manisa.
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:14 am

I'm not sure if I posted this earlier in the year, but below was LF for services between US and Turkey in 2013. Info is still on my desk.

Delta
JFK
Q1 - n/a
Q2 - 90.4%
Q3 - 93.3%
Q4 - n/a

United
EWR
Q1 - 70.4%
Q2 - 83.1%
Q3 - 87.1%
Q4 - 78.1%

Turkish
IAD
Q1 - 75.7%
Q2 - 83.9%
Q3 - 87.1%
Q4 - 84.6%

IAH
Q1 - n/a
Q2 - 59.7%
Q3 - 72.1%
Q4 - 76.4%

JFK
Q1 - 76.1%
Q2 - 80.0%
Q3 - 86.3%
Q4 - 84.5%

LAX
Q1 - 76.3%
Q2 - 88.5%
Q3 - 91.2%
Q4 - 86.4%

ORD
Q1 - 74.8%
Q2 - 76.4%
Q3 - 87.1%
Q4 - 84.5%

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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:40 am

Just landed to IST on TK2117 with TC-JVD. Brand new aircraft with 29-04-14 first flight. Very comfy. Interestingly this aircraft does not have a name! Do you have any idea why?

During our final approach to IST, our port side wing hit a bird. I tried to take a picture for you on the tarmac without success due to position of the sun. But the wing was quite bloody! I also informed F/A and while we were being bussed to terminal, both pilots were under the wing and controlling the damage.

[Edited 2014-08-18 23:43:32]
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:04 am

Quoting stylo777 (Reply 64):
Does anybody know the current status as well as the history of Izmir's two military airports (Cigli)? Why are they so close to each other and what are they used for at the moment?

The two airports are Çiğli and Kaklıç are used for military pilot training.The candidates first come to Kaklıç where the propeller airplanes are located and they start initial flight training.Then they move on to jet training in Çiğli.Çiğli is also a fully operational airforce base which can accomodate fighter airplanes if needed.Both runways are alternate runways for each other in case one of them is closed.
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:32 am

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 66):
Also for the record TK now seeks access to 6 new Indian cities (Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Amritsar, and Ahmedabad) in additional to doubling DEL & BOM. Total weekly seat allocation requested by the Turkish side was increase from 4,000 to 20,000 seats.

This would be great - perhaps it's time for TK to approach AI in parallel to the govts talking to each other. If AI/ TK can strike a deal to work together, getting these additional seats should be quite easy.
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:37 pm

Quoting Turkish777X (Reply 60):
There seems to be a problem with VT-JEN, since it did not operate its regular flights to BOM and LHR.

Currently active on LHR-IST.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:19 pm

Quoting TK105 (Reply 68):
Interestingly this aircraft does not have a name! Do you have any idea why?

AFAIK, few airplanes on TK fleet have no name. Sometimes it takes time, sometimes two planes have the same name.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:52 pm

Great answers regarding Cigli, thank you guys!
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:57 am

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 66):
Also for the record TK now seeks access to 6 new Indian cities (Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Amritsar, and Ahmedabad) in additional to doubling DEL & BOM. Total weekly seat allocation requested by the Turkish side was increase from 4,000 to 20,000 seats.

Would be great if that materializes, a strong and important market in the east. With the traffic generated there they could basically start any destination in the US and also fill their planes to UK where they still have not introduced a 3rd daily to both MAN and BHX.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:03 am

Turkish Airlines beats forecasts with Q2 profit and revenues

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Turkish Airlines posted a 398.2 million lira (110.71 million pounds) net profit in the second quarter, more than double its profit in the same period a year earlier and beating the 260 million lira average forecast.

Revenues in the period rose to 6.14 billion lira from 4.61 billion a year earlier, also beating forecast of 5.93 billion.


http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/0...kishairlines-idUKKBN0GJ1JW20140819

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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:36 am

Just completed my online checkin for tomorrows' Borajet flight and was surprised to see a 1-2 seating on the new E90s. Is this true or just a fault by the system? Rows 1 and 2 had even only one seat on each side.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:28 am

This summer was not kind to SAW , almost all the flights I was either flying off or flying in was delayed ( TK, AnadoluJet, Pegasus ) in the past two months

Is it because the airport is getting very busy or are other factors as the weather ?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:32 pm

Quoting LLA001 (Reply 77):
This summer was not kind to SAW , almost all the flights I was either flying off or flying in was delayed

I am typing from SAW at the moment and it was a breeze to go through from the curb to the gate. I was the only one at the F1-F6 TK counters. Fingers crossed maybe my TK flight won't be delayed.

Quoting stylo777 (Reply 76):
Borajet flight and was surprised to see a 1-2 seating on the new E90s. Is this true or just a fault by the system? Rows 1 and 2 had even only one seat on each side.

Hmmm. I highly doubt that. I have flown many E190 flights in the US and none were 1-2. All were 2-2. Maybe BAHADIR can chime on this.
 
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Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:45 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 78):
Hmmm. I highly doubt that. I have flown many E190 flights in the US and none were 1-2. All were 2-2. Maybe BAHADIR can chime on this.

I also doubt that but still interesting, will see it tomorrow and report.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:01 pm

"I am typing from SAW at the moment and it was a breeze to go through from the curb to the gate. I was the only one at the F1-F6 TK counters. Fingers crossed maybe my TK flight won't be delayed."

I am jealous of you   last night was a mess, almost half of the board was delayed,

[Edited 2014-08-20 07:03:06]
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:54 pm

On time flight, great service with 4 FA's in the back.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:34 am

Quoting TK787 (Reply 78):
Hmmm. I highly doubt that. I have flown many E190 flights in the US and none were 1-2. All were 2-2. Maybe BAHADIR can chime on this.

As expected the online seatmap was wrong.
I had my Borajet flight yesterday with one of their E90s (I think it was TC-YAG) and must say that the SAW-EDO route is probably their milk cow. Full flight, but still a good service for such a short flight. The aircraft was also in mint condition.

A tipp: do online checkin as early as possible and try to crab 1A or 2A. Those are the only 1 seater in the cabin. 1/2DF are also great, seems like they didnt remove the business class seats from the previous owner.

Sitting now at SAW and awaiting my return flight with Anadolujet (standart 738 tough...). Also for me, checkin and security was a matter of 5-7 minutes altogether.
SAW will remain my preference over IST still.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:06 pm

Looking at TK Q2 presentation a couple things I noticed.

They had a new slide to show the geographic advantage IST has with the ability to deploy narrow bodies for bulk of network.




They also tweaked the fleet plan slight. Looks like 2016 will be a big year with fleet planned to jump 41 frames!




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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:05 am

It is also interesting that they state in the same presentation the delay of the delivery of 2 A332s (probably AerCap) by 3 months. Those 2 A332s are probably the last two that are still not flying out of the 5 that were delivered in Feb or so.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:16 am

Good to see the TK 1844/1843 IST-ATH-IST for this Winter operated by A330. We have seen some selected days with this A/C type but seems its daily for the Winter. Also the codeshare has been going ok on the TK/A3 double daily flights SKG-IST. Operated as TK 1882/1894 and A33156/A33158 .
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:45 am

I have a quick question.

In a few days, I am flying ADB-IST-YYZ-DTW. The first sector is operated by TK and the rest by AC. The TK and AC flights are 2 separated bookings (not the same ticket).

Will I be able to check my bags all the way to DTW in ADB? I am flying on the 7am flight, I know there is an AC codeshare on the 8am flight (but not the one I am on).
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:01 pm

I haven't checked here for some time:
- As far as I can tell Borajet didn't get the 190s that they originally intended to use. So their collection of aircraft is former Ausburg and some Chinese operator collection. When I first of them my company was getting rid of some 190s and told them that I could help them out. They must have thought that I was looking for commissions or something  

Other than the my failed attempt to help them out and being treated like dirt, I have had no contacts with them. Don't plan on it anyway.

- Some of our 190s stil lhave 1-2 seats here. Those are ex-USAirways ones. (Some got returned to US and some we are leasing them to AeroMexico)

As far as the fleet planning update for TK, I hope everyone caught the fact that they are planning on using the 310s almost for the next decade. I just find that amazing.
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:25 am

TK does not seem to have a plan for expansion for cargo aircraft. I expected with all the increase in passenger aircraft there might be some growth in the cargo fleet as well.

I am amazed to see A310s at 2021 as well,
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:23 am

Quoting bahadir (Reply 87):
Quoting LLA001 (Reply 88):

I think TK is doing some savings by keeping owned frames (343s & 310s). As TK Cargo grows at 20+%, it would be quite logical to order new 330Fs or 777Fs, but management is slow for such decisions and prefers to use wet-leased frames for growth. Also CAPA concludes that TK delayed 5 new NB frames to be delivered for 2014 to keep up the profilibity as in line with this strategy:

http://centreforaviation.com/analysi...ut-many-strategic-strengths-183230

Actually TK has a lot of potential for growth in Cargo side. Underbelly cargo space is always full towards Turkey from Far East, while it is mostly empty on the outbound flights. I'm not sure underbelly is also used efficiently to ME and North Africa as well. This space can easily be used for agricultural products (fresh vegetabals, fruits, flowers, etc). As the world population continues to grow, food trade has a lot of potential. For example, to buy quality tomato at DXB is 25 Dirham/kg (15 TL/kg) which is only 1 TL/kg at AYT. Situation is more or less similar at SIN, HKG, KUL.

A friend of mine who is a resident of Hong Kong tried in the past using TK aircraft to import Turkish Fresh Food Products to Hong Kong but failed to succeed as you need a large and professional organization. However TK can form a subsidary JV with Food Exporters Union and create revenue for unused cargo space and make money on top of it by food trade.
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:51 pm

More than 50% of the cargo is carried not with cargo aircraft but with the cargo compartments of the pax aircraft.Especially B777 and A330 cargo holds have some amount of revenue cargo in every flight. Even on the A320 fleet there was a routine transfer of cargo including fresh vegetables even fish products.
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:41 pm

Well, first of all new freighters is not that easy.
TK cargo has quite low rates which result of the vast belly space, new freighters would require an rate increase or would mean the cargo business would run red numbers.
Regarding utilization, at least on the WB routes, it seems to run quite nice, on basically all lanes, also to PVG, HKG, SIN,... I usually have problems to get space on those flights and fellow forwarders seems to experience it the same way. So besides a few routes (most probably DXB and apparently some indian routes) it's running quite nice. Other problem are routes which are run by NB, as TK has a miserable NB equipment in terms of cargo handling, it's either 737s or 320s bulk, which are almost the same useless.
Upside is the fact the TK uses on more and more routes trough Europe also WBs. Newest addition is OTP which will be served from September on. First one will be TK1045/TK1046 on 09SEP, as for my understanding they will be scattered on several upcoming days and flights and will be a first trial run, so not sure where this is going.
Anyway, TK seems quite convinced to become one of the Top3 Cargo carrier, on the Balkan region anyway.
Last point the business of food stuff...well, this is not so simple. It requires a lot of additional logistics which TK doesn't seem to have yet, especially on smaller stations throughout the world. But I'm sure this will be also just a matter of time as things at TK are slowly but steady are progressing.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:31 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 83):

According to this, TK WB fleet will have reached its peak in 2016/17/18 whereas NB fleet is growing by another 100 frames til 2021. I think we can expect a major WB order to balance this.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:09 am

On the freighters, don't forget TK also has capacity from MNG flying. Also in the past TK has used capacity from folks like Atlas Air. So its quite easy to get additional capacity on short notice.


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On the A310F, I think they are simply listed as company has not decided what to do with them. They certainly wont be around till 2021 as its quite expensive and inefficient to maintain separate crews and maintenance support. The A310s however are good for ad-hoc charters and for segments up to 5-6hours in range.
TK decided to sell them after the accident in Algiers, but there is not much a global market for used A310s.

On the 777F, TK came extremely close to ordering 2. Decision was accepted in principle by BoD but with subsequent changes of Chairman (when Topcu took over) and subsequent changes in the commercial management team, the board instead opted to order additional passenger frames
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:16 pm

The July visitor statistics were posted today. Foreign visitor arrivals are up year over year 13.5% to 5.2mil in July or 20.5mil year to date.

Top border entry points - Istanbul, Antalya, Edirne, Mugla and Artvin.

Top foreign visitors - Russian, Germany, UK, Georgia and Iran.
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:02 pm

Greetings from LED. It is always nice to be in this beautiful city (except food).

I had 2 excellent flights on TK today, from ESB to LED via IST. To say the truth, I was nervous to fly over Ukrainian Air Space, but all went smoothly. Also a Russian Female F/A was a nice touch on this route of TK.

Sometimes I have the feeling that Mr. Hamdi Topcu is following our discussions here on A.net. Today he mentioned to press that TK is considering 777F or 747F for long haul cargo operations. He also said that TK's annual cargo turnover is 1B USD and counting up. Lets see if this becomes real!
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:24 am

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 93):
On the freighters, don't forget TK also has capacity from MNG flying. Also in the past TK has used capacity from folks like Atlas Air. So its quite easy to get additional capacity on short notice.

Funny you mentioned that.. I don't think Atlas has any frames available since they are committing more and more to the overnight operators, but 747-8 in Turkish colors for a year or two wouldn't be a bad idea  

(PM me if you have more info.. )  
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:17 pm

Today I was on TK402 from LED to IST. As our plane approached from Black Sea, there was good weather to take pictures of 3rd Airport Construction for our records.

http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p682/UmutAydinOrtana/Istanbul3Airport27-8-2014_zps9bc4859c.png

As you can see, there is still not much activity. On the other hand, 3rd Bridge Ring Road construction can be seen clearly at the back side. Also the connection of 3rd Airport to 3rd Bridge Ring Road is visible.
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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:35 pm

For anyone travelling to LHR, remember TK is moving to T-2 the new Star Alliance facility tomorrow - August 28th.
First departure is TK 1988, while first arrival in T-2 is TK1979.


Also starting Sept 1st, Fast-Track policy will change a bit at IST & SAW.
Business Class, Elite Plus, Elite & Star Alliance Gold members will be able to use the passport fast-track service.
In addition TK will start printing "Fast Track" on boarding passes.



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RE: Turkish Aviation August 2014

Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:25 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 98):
Also starting Sept 1st, Fast-Track policy will change a bit at IST & SAW.

Awesome news!
thanks

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