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Turkish Aviation January 2015

Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:43 pm

Happy New Year Turkish Aviation Fans,
I wish all of you a peaceful 2015  
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Few things to look forward to in 2015:
-AnadoluJet is to get 3 Ejets from Borajet. Hopefully RJs become a part of the bigger TK family once again.
-TK to start SFO, MNL, Taipei, Abuja, CPT, Luanda (the ones I can remember) in 2015. I have a feeling MEX, and Latin America routes start in 2015 also.
-Pegasus to get 2 x brand new 738s
-AnadoluJet to get 2 x brand new 738s and 3 x 739s for the first time in 2015
-TK to receive 7 x 333s, 7 x 77Ws, 5 x 739ERs and 13 A321WL this year.
-Is this the year we see 343s saying farewell to TK, or with the low oil prices they keep going for another year
-Is this the year we see new uniforms?? (After that mishap with leaked photos it is all quiet)
-Is this the year we see another big LH order 330NEO/77X or 350/787??
-Istanbul and TK will have to deal with crowded IST for how many more years? The new airport will be on track?
-Which will come first? Another US airline to Istanbul or another Turkish airline to the US, or TK using SAW for widebody ops?
-Let's see what problems the low oil prices, turmoil in Ukraine and low Ruble will bring to TK?

And a fact check:
-In Dec 2014, TK predicted it will have 204 single aisle, 54 twin aisle, 9 Cargo planes at the end of 2014 for a total of 267frames. Also predicted that TK will fly to 259 destinations.
-In Jan 2014, TK predicted it will carry 26.2M pax domestic, 32.3M international pax for a total of 59.5Mpax

And TK's 2015 goals:
-214 single aisle, 68 wide body (343s staying?), 11 Cargo for a total of 293 aircraft at the end of 2015. 777F??
-25.9M domestic, 36M int. pax for a total of 63M pax in 2015. Why the decrease in Domestic pax no.?

Welcome and please continue:
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:53 pm

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
Happy New Year Turkish Aviation Fans,

Same to you TK787 and thanks for your threads in 2014.  
Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
-AnadoluJet is to get 3 Ejets from Borajet.

Oh why is that I must have missed that news? Did they not do well?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:07 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):
Oh why is that I must have missed that news? Did they not do well?

Thanks.
Borajet got rid of all ATRs and getting a total of 7 x E190s and they are leasing 3 of them to Ajet. I think they will get some kind of Ajet paint job.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:17 pm

Wishing TK a great and successful 2015!

Happy New Year everyone!
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:34 am

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
-AnadoluJet to get 2 x brand new 738s and 3 x 739s for the first time in 2015

Wasn't AnadoluJet established to serve the Ankara market? I remember reading somewhere about it and how it didn't work out. What's AnadoluJet's purpose today?

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
-AnadoluJet is to get 3 Ejets from Borajet.

Will these be based in Istanbul?

Happy New Year from Belgrade.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:24 am

happy new year to all, all the best in 2015.

comparing announced budget (dec 31) vs q3 presentation:

5 more nb, i assume ajets (3 738, 2 739)
4 mote cargo frame, what and how ?
same wb number, so it means 4 a343 will stay.

i heard that tk wants to cancel lease agreement of qf 332 tc-jnf
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:27 am

i see big expansion at SAW for summer 15, it will be an interim measure to handle with Ist capacity issue
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:45 am

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):

Thanks again TK787 for a great year love reading these threads, The numbers above blows my mind away IST must be Bursting at it's Seams ???? Looking forward to another great year for Turkish Aviation lets hope TK orders something new in 2015 Happy New Year to everyone here.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:09 pm

Hello everyone !!!

Happy new year for all a.net family....

At the end of year I was able to make my regular bangkok trip. I can see how IST struggling with crowds,even finding an empty restroom is issue. Terminal is dying. But good news for tarmac expansion and cargo handling; a state of art cargo handling building is almost complete, more parking spaces can be used effectively at first glance. Long waited parking spaces at military side is open now, total will be more than 60 spaces. Late but useful improvement, as I said many times before; this extensions should be finished at least 5 years ago, now 3rd airport should be open. IST get its last cardiac massage, there is no more room for improvements with reasonable resources. Even this improvements cost huge but can only be used couple of years if everything goes well on 3 rd airport construction.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:47 pm

Happy new year to you all

I am wondering why Morocco is under served by TK comparing to multi-cities and dailies to neighboring Algeria, is there bigger market than Morocco? how about Marrakech, will it ever be served direct to IST????
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:32 pm

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
-TK to receive 7 x 333s, 7 x 77Ws, 5 x 739ERs and 13 A321WL this year.
-Is this the year we see 343s saying farewell to TK, or with the low oil prices they keep going for another year

Are these all of TK's A340 routes from IST?

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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:12 pm

they announced they will keep 4 so it does not seem to have all of them by 343
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:42 pm

Quoting JU068 (Reply 4):
Wasn't AnadoluJet established to serve the Ankara market? I remember reading somewhere about it and how it didn't work out. What's AnadoluJet's purpose today?

AnadoluJet was formed in 2008 to provide TK a lower cost vehicle to serve the domestic market.
Most domestically routes do not require TK 2-class product. A more basic single class offering matches market demand better while giving TK something closer match LCCs like Pegasus.
Ajet primary base was and still continues to be ESB, where TK historically had a hub that linked its Anatolia(Anadolu) markets. Overtime Anadolujet has grown and also set up other bases such as SAW

Quoting capri (Reply 9):
I am wondering why Morocco is under served by TK comparing to multi-cities and dailies to neighboring Algeria, is there bigger market than Morocco? how about Marrakech, will it ever be served direct to IST????

It comes down to bilateral rights. Algeria-Turkey concluded a new agreement in 2013 that greatly raised number of and frequencies. Overall however Algeria is a bigger market for Turkey, and also generates significantly more beyond flow to places like China than does Morocco. But certainly TK would be happy to expand further in Morocco if new opportunities were allowed.
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:49 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 12):
But certainly TK would be happy to expand further in Morocco if new opportunities were allowed.

Hey , you'll never know...The King was in Turkey last week:
http://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2014...sh-president-recep-tayyip-erdogan/
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:43 pm

Quoting adamh8297 (Reply 10):

BKK gets 340 too. But you can get 340 ESB, ADB or anywhere in europe. My last flight was with JDL its cabin is pretty good shape when you think its age. Of course she gives hard time for mx staff but they fill the fuel and enjoy the renevue.in favor of no lease payments and lower fuel prices 340s has more life than most predictions  
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:44 pm

AT is looking for an alliance, maybe the big Me3 is not working out,could TK be the chosen one????/
Morocco is looking to sell 54% of its stake
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:21 am

TK to send 77W to ATH in S15.

Schedule:
TK1843 IST1915 – 2045ATH 77W D
TK1844 ATH2145 – 2315IST 77W D

http://airlineroute.net/2015/01/02/tk-ath-s15/
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:43 am

Happy new year to all of you!

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):

Thanks again for starting this monthly thread.

Quoting ist2014 (Reply 5):
i heard that tk wants to cancel lease agreement of qf 332 tc-jnf

Interesting, why? Isn't this aircraft from the same owner as tc-jng?

Quoting capri (Reply 9):
I am wondering why Morocco is under served by TK comparing to multi-cities and dailies to neighboring Algeria, is there bigger market than Morocco? how about Marrakech, will it ever be served direct to IST????

I asked myself the same question. Casablanca is served by TK only on a 1daily basis.

Quoting Miami (Reply 16):
TK to send 77W to ATH in S15.
Schedule:
TK1843 IST1915 – 2045ATH 77W D
TK1844 ATH2145 – 2315IST 77W D

Interesting. Maybe the best way of making use of those aircraft arriving from the US around 17.00 hours and departing for the far east at 01:00 hour.

Is TPE the first longhaul destination TK is starting on a daily basis from the beginning? Normally they start with 3-5w flights and later upgrade to 1d.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:09 am

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):

Thanks and happy new year to you and everyone.
Recently flew to IST 777 in J the equipment although not so old was a bit "tired" its amazing how rough people are with stuff they don't own. Has there been any talks of a J product upgrade ? Knowing they will add more J seats after taking away the comfort product there could be an opportunity there.

Almost in my 3 rd year making the switch to TK from DL, I have to say I am pretty happy, I would love a better lounge at JFK, and more consistent soft product, but overall I am happy. I don't know when they are taking away the comfort product but they for sure need more J seats.
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:03 pm

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):

Happy New Year Turkish Aviation Fans,
I wish all of you a peaceful 2015  

Thanks TK787. Happy new year to all.

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
-25.9M domestic, 36M int. pax for a total of 63M pax in 2015. Why the decrease in Domestic pax no.?

Domestic expectation is a bit strange, unless TK is expecting an economic downturn in Turkey which you never know. Also new high speed train connections between Istanbul-Ankara and now Istanbul-Konya may be taken in to account for this numbers. But generally speaking 63M (+15%) overall passenger expectation is rather conservative as far as TK is concerned. They normally target 20% increase at the beginning of every year and end up around 12-15% (which is a bit odd planning by the way but a reality of Turkey and surrounding countries. For example who would have considered a civil war in Ukraine in 2013). Probably TK also considers a reduction in Russian Tourist numbers as well due to latest economical issues in Russia. So 63M pax target looks to be a realistic figure in the current circumstances.
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:43 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 16):
TK1843 IST1915 – 2045ATH 77W D
TK1844 ATH2145 – 2315IST 77W D

Is there really such a demand to ATH? Even with the summer tourist demand to ATH, TK is trying to get some of the pie.
How likely to turn this plane around in an hour?

Quoting gokmengs (Reply 18):
Almost in my 3 rd year making the switch to TK from DL, I have to say I am pretty happy, I would love a better lounge at JFK, and more consistent soft product, but overall I am happy. I don't know when they are taking away the comfort product but they for sure need more J seats.

Same here. I guess DL left us no choice with summers only flights.
I remember TK lounge at JFK to open, after Moscow. So it could be this year. AZ lounge small but OK I guess for now.
LAXintl, wrote that TK is working on a new J product earlier.
TK to remove Comfort on the 77Ws when they are due for C checks I imagine. ( D checks are every 6 years, so none of them are that old, but C checks are done every two years and take about two weeks. Probably this year when more 77Ws come online and maybe finish all 12 of them spreading throughout the year)
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:34 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 20):
Is there really such a demand to ATH? Even with the summer tourist demand to ATH, TK is trying to get some of the pie.

well, it is perfectly timed for US inbound connections and Athens being a very popular destination and IST being located not too far away, I'm pretty sure this will attract in particular those travelers.
The same is true of course for pretty much all Europe. All Fareast and Asia inbounds should connect to the morning flight which btw is also operated by widebody combination of 330/340.

Quoting TK787 (Reply 20):
How likely to turn this plane around in an hour?

pretty though, but manageable. most likely cleaning, catering and fueling will take up the majority of the turnaround time.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:13 pm

Quoting stylo777 (Reply 21):
Quoting TK787 (Reply 20):
How likely to turn this plane around in an hour?

pretty though, but manageable. most likely cleaning, catering and fueling will take up the majority of the turnaround time.

Could it be that they ferry with them the return trip fuel, I know it's doable and some airlines do it, and as it's a short trip,
it's treated as a stop, this way they will save turnaround time
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:59 pm

Quoting capri (Reply 22):
Could it be that they ferry with them the return trip fuel, I know it's doable and some airlines do it, and as it's a short trip,

makes a lot of sense, but adds some weight and burdens the overall profitability of this flight (I guess, very slim though...). they anyway would have more economical trouble to sell around 300 seats for this particular flight in and out on a daily basis.

on a sidenote, I believe, fellow user OA260 will do another "shopping trip" this summer and would include this flight to his travel plans   
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:20 am

does any body know timing of 2015 deliveries, particullary WBs
they are out of frame for expansion
 
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Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:51 am

Quoting stylo777 (Reply 23):
on a sidenote, I believe, fellow user OA260 will do another "shopping trip" this summer and would include this flight to his travel plans   

Haha who knows   It must be one of TK's shortest WB routes taking into account some Domestic runs. It continues to amaze me the large amount of traffic between ATH-IST and vv on both TK and A3. The flights get very full even in Winter. It will be great to see the TK 77W at ATH. A Star Alliance redemption in J might be in order  
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:08 am

Quoting capri (Reply 22):
Could it be that they ferry with them the return trip fuel, I know it's doable and some airlines do it, and as it's a short trip,

Actually, Air Serbia does it with all their regional flights. That's why all their Atrs have a 30 minute turnaround before heading back to Belgrade, 40 minutes for the B733 and the A319/320.

They could turnaround the B773 in one hour only if the refuelling truck is waiting at the gate as the aircraft arrives and if they start refuelling the moment the last passenger has stepped off the aircraft. Cleaning and refuelling would take place at the same time and both could be done in about 15 minutes- and that's the best case scenario.
The real problem could be the boarding process which would take about 20-25 minutes, that is from the moment the first passenger enters the aircraft until the last one is onboard. You should also add 10-13 minutes until all passengers have disembarked.

Would be interesting to know what's TK's policy on boarding. Do they check the boarding passes at the door and do they count the passengers once boarding is complete? Etihad doesn't do either one while Air Serbia does and it really slows down the whole process.

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 12):
AnadoluJet was formed in 2008 to provide TK a lower cost vehicle to serve the domestic market.
Most domestically routes do not require TK 2-class product. A more basic single class offering matches market demand better while giving TK something closer match LCCs like Pegasus.
Ajet primary base was and still continues to be ESB, where TK historically had a hub that linked its Anatolia(Anadolu) markets. Overtime Anadolujet has grown and also set up other bases such as SAW

Thank you.
 
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Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:09 pm

"BKK gets 340 too. But you can get 340 ESB, ADB or anywhere in europe. My last flight was with JDL its cabin is pretty good shape when you think its age. Of course she gives hard time for mx staff but they fill the fuel and enjoy the renevue.in favor of no lease payments and lower fuel prices 340s has more life than most "


Please please send them to CDG from Time to time before they go .
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:11 pm

Hello all

Any chance of how to get TK 2015 winter pdf timetable, the one in their website is not updated, it gives me 2013, I fooled around with URL and I got up to 2014 summer strangely

Thank you
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:26 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 20):
Is there really such a demand to ATH?
Quoting OA260 (Reply 25):
It must be one of TK's shortest WB routes taking into account some Domestic runs.
It will be great to see the TK 77W at ATH.

It is nice to see TK grow also at ATH after TLV. I think this will not only provide competitive power for Far East connections but also boost cargo operations.

By the way, any news for long awaited LatAm flights? In March I need to fly to ESB-BOG and looks like LH is the only solution for me with 2 stops.
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:32 pm

Now, of course the real question is: Will TK order the A380, and if yes, when?   
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Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:04 pm

Quoting A342 (Reply 30):
Now, of course the real question is: Will TK order the A380, and if yes, when?

only when new airport is built if they chose A380, now you barely see B744 at IST due to congestion and lack of spots, there was actually 1 this morning to pickup Moroccan Royal family
 
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Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:11 pm

IR was using 747 for Ist. I saw 100, 200 and SP s mant time in90s and event in 2005
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:19 pm

Quoting TK105 (Reply 29):
In March I need to fly to ESB-BOG and looks like LH is the only solution for me with 2 stops.

I have a friend just flew IST-BOG via Portugal/TAP last week.
But you have very good choices if you want to stay with TK/Avianca/Star Alliance ESB-IST-JFK-BOG.
 
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Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:09 pm

Quoting stylo777 (Reply 21):
Why the decrease in Domestic pax no.?

I think I know the answer to this - the high speed train opened this year between Istanbul and Ankara, so they are expecting traffic on this important route to reduce somewhat. As the high speed train service improves and reaches more cities in the country, inevitably less people will travel domestically by air. I think once the high speed train reaches central Istanbul instead of Pendik, the Ankara-Istanbul route will be decimated.

Regarding Morocco, I agree that if Algeria can support several cities then Morcocco could definitely support at least another one in addition to Casablanca. Personally I think Marrakech would be the most likely because it is a large city in its own right that is well connected to everywhere in the southern part of the country, which is also a very important tourist destination. I'm certain that it's just a matter of time before Pegasus, Atlasjet, Air Arabia or Turkish picks up the Marrakech - Istanbul route.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:51 pm

Anyway TK needs something bigger than 77W : 747-8i is the next choice .
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:56 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 33):

There is an even better one.

ESB-IST-BCN-BOG, there is codeshare between TK and AV for the BCN-BOG sector, so you can do it thorugh BOG and avoid all the endless queues of inmigration in JFK...
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:59 pm

I really hope that the A343 on the BKK route will be changed to another type when (some) of the A343 are leaving the fleet.
The plane is nice but the Business Class seats are old and not flat bed which on a 10 Hrs flight is not acceptable or from this time anymore.
Does anybody knows if the BKK route will be changed to another plane type.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:44 pm

as far as I know, will. be all333, 2 daily in summer15
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:00 am

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
And a fact check:
-In Dec 2014, TK predicted it will have 204 single aisle, 54 twin aisle, 9 Cargo planes at the end of 2014 for a total of 267frames. Also predicted that TK will fly to 259 destinations.
-In Jan 2014, TK predicted it will carry 26.2M pax domestic, 32.3M international pax for a total of 59.5Mpax

And TK's 2015 goals:
-214 single aisle, 68 wide body (343s staying?), 11 Cargo for a total of 293 aircraft at the end of 2015. 777F??
-25.9M domestic, 36M int. pax for a total of 63M pax in 2015. Why the decrease in Domestic pax no.?

26.2m domestic, 32.3m int. for a total of 59.5m PAX were targets set in 2013 for the year 2014.

So far TK carried in Jan-Nov 2014 20.9m domestic, 29.4m int.; in total 50.4m passengers. If we assume they have carried approximately 1.7m dom/2.3int in December 2014 they will almost reach the new revised target for 2014 with 55mPax/year.

Though the goals for 2015 are roughly to increase domestic Pax numbers from 22.5m to 25.9m, international from 32m to 36m and in total from 55m to 63m.


The new high speed train ANK-IST will have an minor impact an TK's domestic (or Airtravel in total) as it will have to the Coach Companies.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:45 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 20):
Is there really such a demand to ATH?

Today's evening ATH rotation was already operated by 77W (TC-JJR). So demand seems to be there.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:29 am

Can anyone tell a concrete date for Luanda?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:20 pm

From last months thread, I had a question why I got 50% of the V ticket miles actually flown on TK, compared to 100% of the V ticket miles flown on SK?
Well, I figured it out finally. Even though these airlines are all in Star Alliance, when it comes to ticket classes a TK"V" is not a SK "V". All Star airlines have different ticket codes. DUH!!! I am still learning  
But here is the TK chart; just click on the partner airline you want to fly and it tells you how many TK miles will be earned flying a specific ticket class on that partner airline.
http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-in...s-and-smiles/partners/when-you-fly

Good thing I figured this out today, minutes before buying a ticket on EVA  
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:32 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 42):
But here is the TK chart; just click on the partner airline you want to fly and it tells you how many TK miles will be earned flying a specific ticket class on that partner airline.

It's quite amazing that flying TK internationally in V class, as I did last year a number of times, I was able to get 100% of the miles in my UA Mileage Plus account, while I would have only got 50% of the miles had I used my TK Miles and Smiles account. Go figure...
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:23 pm

TK has a quarter page ad on NY Times page 7 today, promoting
USA (6 TK US gateways) to Abuja for $899 traveling through 3March-15May.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:21 am

I see they awarded the project to expand Ercan airport in Northern Cyprus.

Announced plans are:

o Extend current current apron by 500 meters
o Build new 3000m parallel taxiway
o New terminal building with 62 check-in desk, 24 passport control points and 8 jet bridges
o Hotel and commercial complex adjacent to the airport
o 756 space car park
o Staging area for 76 buses.
o 500m connector linking current and new terminal

Est completion date is 4-years and vendor will operate the terminal under a 25-year franchise agreement.

The new terminal will have capacity of 5mil annual enplanements. (airport in 2014 served record 3.2 million in the existing terminal).

Quoting gokmengs (Reply 18):
I would love a better lounge at JFK

Dont worry its coming. Do&Co and TK are working on it.
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:52 pm

Pax numbers of Turkish airports in 2014 have been released. The biggest ones:

IST: 56.954.790 (+11%)
SAW: 23.508.141 (+27%)
= Ist total: 80.462.931
ESB: 11.012.119 (+1%)
ADB: 10.936.772 (+7%)
AYT: 28.341.063 (+5%)

Turkey total 166.491.088 (+11%)
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:21 pm

quite interesting to read Lutfi Elvan's (Transport Minister) latest statement about IST Ataturk Airport after the opening of the 3rd airport. He says that IST will remain open for charter, cargo or special flights.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:58 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 45):

TK manager from JFK told me that a while ago and last I saw he said there were delays, do you know a target date? Thanks
Yaşa Mustafa Kemal Paşa Yaşa, Adın Yazılacak Mücevher Taşa
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation January 2015

Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:09 am

Quoting stylo777 (Reply 47):

quite interesting to read Lutfi Elvan's (Transport Minister) latest statement about IST Ataturk Airport after the opening of the 3rd airport. He says that IST will remain open for charter, cargo or special flights.

Today Mr.Elvan was again on TV. He gave important information about air travel between Ankara-Istanbul:

- Today there are daily 100K passengers between Ankara-Istanbul in total.
- Out of this, 17K is by air (around 6M/year).
- New 2nd high-speed train between Ankara-Istanbul will be a direct shortest link, following the famous never finished 1970s era Ayas-Beypazari-Adapazari route (1st high speed train line is following the traditional Eskisehir route which was first built during Ottoman period).
- Average speed on 2nd line will be 350km/h and travel time will be 1h10min max. (so I guess design max. speed will be 450km/h or even 500km/h).
- Government expects 50K passengers daily by this new train line.
- Mr.Elvan also said that "Government expects NO MORE FLIGHTs between Ankara and Istanbul after completion of this new train service".  Wow!
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