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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:28 am

But there are many people - including me - who get to Istanbul on separate itineraries either by another flight or bus or train and catch their international flight from there. There is no way one can gauge the size of that, unless there is data on the point of sale for the outbound international flight.

And let's face it, if the gov't is considering extending the high speed train line from Ankara to the planned 3rd airport to allow for train to plane connections, there should be a sizeable market.

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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:40 pm

Thanks for the statistics LAXIntl. Ankara is really a small market. Looking at ZRH: 10.492. That is just 1 B737-800 every week which wouldn't make any sense.

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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:43 pm

With changes in US-Cuba relations - and potential uplifts to economy or travel,

Maybe time for TK to jump in with the IST-HAV-MEX flight before others?  
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:23 pm

Looks like Borajet found some work for its 3 E190s.
Reportedly they will lease(operate) them for Anadolujet

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 100):
But there are many people - including me - who get to Istanbul on separate itineraries either by another flight or bus or train and catch their international flight from there. There is no way one can gauge the size of that, unless there is data on the point of sale for the outbound international flight.

Sure some people do what you do, but is this 5%, 10%, 15% leakage? Even if it was 50%, ESB international numbers are still very small on the grand scale of things.

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 100):
And let's face it, if the gov't is considering extending the high speed train line from Ankara to the planned 3rd airport to allow for train to plane connections, there should be a sizeable market.

With such direct airport HSR, the prospects of air service to ESB will be even reduced.
You would be able to leave downtown Ankara and be in Istanbul with access to the world likely in less time then driving to ESB, checking, waiting and then flying to Istanbul.
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:54 pm

Quoting TK105 (Reply 94):
Turkey is the 2nd biggest foreign investor in NL after UK (I'm not talking about doner shops, this is real money foreign investment) and NL is the biggest foreign investor in TR.

According to 2013 EU listing, Turkey was even in the top-15 foreign direct investment partner of the Netherlands. For record biggest FDI in Netherlands is the USA.

Please explain your statistics.

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 100):
And let's face it, if the gov't is considering extending the high speed train line from Ankara to the planned 3rd airport to allow for train to plane connections, there should be a sizeable market.

If France is any example, putting TGV station under Paris CDG killed many domestic air markets.
It has become much more convenient to go from downtown stations in regional capitals directly to CDG to reach the world versus flying from airports those cities.
If Turkey is speaking about linking Ankara with new Istanbul airport with high speed rail, I can definitely see many opting for such which decreases activity of Ankara airport.
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:00 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 103):
Looks like Borajet found some work for its 3 E190s.
Reportedly they will lease(operate) them for Anadolujet

cool, any further info about specific routes or random deployment across the network?
on the other hand this again underlines the struggle Borajet is experiencing especially during winter months to make economical use of their regional fleet.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:14 pm

I also saw news Pegasus is starting up another airline - this time in Kazakhstan. I remember they were studying this about 2-years ago.
New carrier plans to be ready my mid-2015 with pair of 737s
I suppose they have good experience now having run Pegasus Asia out of Kyrgyzstan for a bit.

Quoting stylo777 (Reply 105):
cool, any further info about specific routes or random deployment across the network?

Supposed to be Ankara based starting in January on routes where the 737/320 have lower load factors. I have not seen a schedule yet.
Planes are also supposed to have an Anadolujet livery. Not sure if its a full repaint, or just sticker logos. Borajet colors afteral are similar to Anadolujet so might not need much changes.
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:31 pm

Hi to you all!

Has any of the THY insiders maybe news regarding a possible new service IST-KSF? Germany´s latest airport is eagerly searching for its first scheduled carrier (besides some holiday flights of ST that is) and KSF is mentioned by TK as a future destination for some time now. Any ideas when it´s finally going to happen?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:49 pm

AF deferred the deliveries for quite a few 777s to be delivered in 2015 and 2016. I heard several rumours that TK was looking for late 777s as they will be heavily discounted to fill the production gap between the 777 and the 777X.

Now with with AF not taking their birds I wonder if TK might take a few more than the previously announced 7 77Ws in 2015. Any ideas?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:15 am

I have been informed BCN goes 4th daily next May 2015. Good job TK!

3x IST and the new one goes to SAW.
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:18 pm

Quoting mercure1 (Reply 104):
According to 2013 EU listing, Turkey was even in the top-15 foreign direct investment partner of the Netherlands.

I remember this information from 2012. NFIA ( http://www.nfia.com ) visited us when we started our subsidiary company in NL. This information was on their brochure. I remember this figure very well because list was as follows: UK, Scandinavia and then Turkey. I stated them that I did not know a country called Scandinavia and they admitted that Scandinavia was the total of 4 countries (DK, NO, SE, FI) and this was decision of upper management to present the list like that (!). I check NFIA web site now but could not find much statistical information. But I'll look in to this brochure, I'm sure I can find find it around and then send you scan as personal msg.

Quoting mercure1 (Reply 104):
FDI in Netherlands is the USA

For this specific year, it could be. Perhaps also for totals as well. Due to down turn in EU and costless financial resources in US, all US based financial companies are taking over medium-large size companies in EU like crazy lately (at least the ones that I know).
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:39 am

Having a hard time finding tickets from xyz european airport to ist for my upcoming trip. Some interesting fact too, today tk had 777 , 321 , 333 operating within an hour from lhr to ist. Its crazy.
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:54 pm

Ajet gets 2 x 739ERs, on top of the 738 order.
http://www.trfleetnews.com/anadolujet-gets-her-first-b737-900er/
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:56 pm

I see Onur are doing some advertising around European Airports. :


http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/6341031A-035E-409B-BB14-F273DD788D77_zpsuvnwoxh6.jpg
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:16 pm

A couple TK public notices today:

Announced planned route to Maputo, the capital of Republic of Mozambique pending aircraft availability.

Conversion of 8 Airbus NB options to firm A321NEO orders for 2019 delivery. Also amended 4 existing A320NEO deliveries in 2016 to A321NEO instead.
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:31 pm

Some other TK tidbits:

The new TK domestic lounge at SAW will open tomorrow.

TK will now also on trial basis begin selling day passes at its lounges. Through March 2015, access to lounges at SAW(International side) and IST(domestic) will be available for 70 and 50TL respectively.
Access will be available based on occupancy, but less congested forecasted hours for the IST lounge are 1000-1400 and 1900-2330.
One little requirement - you must be a Miles&Smiles member to purchase the pass, but membership is free, so you can signup on the spot.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 113):
I see Onur are doing some advertising around European Airports. :

Nice. Kinda different add.
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:57 am

Qantas plans 1 time SAW flight on April 2015.

http://airlineroute.net/2014/12/24/qf-saw-apr15/
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:24 am

thanks for the heads-up, it would be great to photograph Qantas at SAW, is the charter for Gallipoli's 100th anniversary?

also they found an airplane part in the sea near Kastamonu,

http://sozcu.com.tr/2014/gundem/kara...ilinde-ucak-enkazi-bulundu-688724/

a big Kudos if you can identify the plane,
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:13 pm

Would launching MPM really depend on aircraft availability...isn't tagging on to JNB better...as it will now have the option when CPT goes nonstop and the aircraft at JNB is then standing idle for about 7 hours
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:50 pm

Has TK thought about looking into IST-PER? I understand the ME3 are well entrenched there.

Quoting GRJGeorge (Reply 118):
Would launching MPM really depend on aircraft availability

Its a standard phrase used in all TK's public releases about potential new routes.
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:12 pm

A hint of upcoming new TK branding campaign

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B5oklQGIUAAYMug.jpg:large

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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:21 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 120):
A hint of upcoming new TK branding campaign

Stupid question, but does this imply TK getting a new livery?

It would be nice to see them get something new, and fresh. Their current livery ( red tail, grey belly,etc ) has been around for quite a while. Does anyone even know what type of bird is represented on their logo?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:39 pm

Its a crane.


Turkish Airlines logo and livery:

The airline's striking logo consists of a crane flying inside a white circle symbolizing the common migration of the birds in Turkey. The logo is a crane bird with wings above the body. The simple yet powerful design of the wings also refers to the crescent in the Turkish flag.
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:41 pm

Maybe some of you guys can help this person:
Best Turkish Airlines Route For Food (by Max752 Dec 24 2014 in Aviation Polls)
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:38 pm

NatGeo TV special behind the scene at Turkish Airlines is out.

Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0lQrs8rQM0

Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yUovZcXUEs

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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:53 pm

A bit more on the WE'R campaign.


Turkish Airlines (THY), is planning to introduce and globally promote products specific to Turkey with the new brand "We're From Turkey" (WE'R), a new social responsibility project by THY.

As one of the most recognized and renowned Turkish brands in the world, THY will use its power and influence to promote fellow Turkish products. "This project aims to promote Turkey in a different way. WE'R is a mission brand, while we were selecting the products, we took hundreds of years of Anatolian tradition into consideration," THY Corporate Communication Chief Zeki Çukur said.

Çukur underscored that the main target campaign audience are foreign passengers. The selected WE'R branded Turkish products will be sold at duty free shops, which provide easy access and tax-free products to passengers, and also at upscale tourist locations. "In the second phase, they will be sold directly online through an Internet shopping website that THY will establish for this broad Turkey awareness project,"
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:09 pm

In other recent good news for Turkish....THY was recently re-approved for travel to/from BGW for most US govt. contractor personnel. Not only will the trip to/from the US be much shorter than the previous sole option of EK or EY thru DXB/AUH but the fares are approximately half compared to a fares out of the UAE.

THY was previously an approved carrier but because of frequent service irregularities/cancellations, they were removed from the available list. They're back on the list now and if THY can maintain a fairly reliable operation, they'll surely be hugely popular option and based on the fares to/from BGW, profitable as well.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:15 am

Batu Airlines interests with MNG to buy shares:
http://kokpit.aero/mng-havayollarini-kim-satin-alacak
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:14 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 124):
NatGeo TV special behind the scene at Turkish Airlines is out.

Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0lQrs8rQM0

Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yUovZcXUEs

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This looks like a great show like Ultimate Airport Dubai.

Has this been released in the UK yet or at least with subtitles? I'm not holding my breath about NatGeo releasing this in USA since it has nothing to do with Alaska.
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:15 pm

I am flying to IAD in one month. Direct flight was too expensive thus I am taking TK to FRA, then onwards with LH. On the way back I have approx. 50 mins connecting time in either ZRH, GVA or BRU. Do you think it's enough or should I choose FRA on the way back too?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:17 am

TK confirmed some options of 321 neo, meanwhile converted 320 neo to 321 neo, it made sence because 4 frames of 320 neo was meaningless.
meanwhile, summer 2015 timetable shows strong growth
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:42 am

no news about new wb order despite a lot of noise by Mr Topcu.
maybe they decided but to be announced in 2015.
meahwhile it seems that ist-syd is doable by 789, any idea
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:21 pm

Turkish Airlines Inside NAT GEO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McLmfEpmeZY

This is the best link
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:56 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 124):
NatGeo TV special behind the scene at Turkish Airlines is out.

Thanks for the link, it is as good as paid advertising, TK should be happy.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:18 am

Quoting TK787 (Reply 133):
it is as good as paid advertising

Isn't it a directly or indirectly paid advertising?
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:37 am

Quoting tk105 (Reply 134):

Quoting TK787 (Reply 133):
it is as good as paid advertising

Isn't it a directly or indirectly paid advertising?

Marketing or PR is a better term for this occasion...
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:08 pm

Link above is blocked   I've found the version in Turkish, however based on English subtitles when Turkish is being spoken - I assume this is filmed mostly in English. Does anyone have an English version link?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:53 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 125):
A bit more on the WE'R campaign.

Here is the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyM141zwRzU
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:57 pm

Quoting TKA380 (Reply 136):
Does anyone have an English version link?

Couldn't find an English version of that video.
But this one is pretty good. It is IST-Narita round trip flight by the same Turkish/Australian TK pilot. Full preflight meetings and checklists and foodservice on board. All in English:

http://youtu.be/KbBlM5lV8sg

It is interesting that at 5:00 minute mark on the video Captain Hakan Turgut requires from the FA's that during the flight cabin temp. stays at 23 degs Celcius, not higher.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:11 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 138):
Couldn't find an English version of that video.
But this one is pretty good. It is IST-Narita round trip flight by the same Turkish/Australian TK pilot. Full preflight meetings and checklists and foodservice on board. All in English:

http://youtu.be/KbBlM5lV8sg

It is interesting that at 5:00 minute mark on the video Captain Hakan Turgut requires from the FA's that during the flight cabin temp. stays at 23 degs Celcius, not higher.

great video indeed!
this brings back memories when we kept on discussion about poor English skills of Turkish pilots (many years ago). Obviously, they haven chosen two 'native' English speakers for this video; however, in my opinion and in recent times the language skills - atleast understanding the PA - have increased.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:19 pm

TK to start TPE from March 31st, 2015.

Turkish Airlines To Start Taipei (by Miami Dec 31 2014 in Civil Aviation)
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:45 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 133):
Thanks for the link, it is as good as paid advertising, TK should be happy.

Yes it certainly wont do them any harm. They are also quite open to tours around various aspects of their training and catering facilities to trade partners with regular tours.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:47 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 140):
Turkish Airlines To Start Taipei (by Miami Dec 31 2014 in Civil Aviation)

Great addition to the network!!! I can imagine this route to be very succesful.

On another note, TC-JNG the ugly duck of the fleet is not flying for more than a week. I guess she's finally getting a new cabin.

[Edited 2014-12-31 08:48:50]
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:19 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 140):
TK to start TPE from March 31st, 2015.

Already discussed mid October when it was announced side by side with Porto.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation December 2014

Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:45 pm

Please continue here:
Turkish Aviation January 2015 (by TK787 Dec 31 2014 in Civil Aviation)

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