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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:00 am

Quoting LLA001 (Reply 37):

Smoke indication in the aft cabin and diverted to Gatwick. There was no problem. Someone suggests that a mobile device portable battery pack had overheated. http://avherald.com/h?article=4814e9e5&opt=0

There's even footage.
http://youtu.be/jfo-CfR2Fr0

[Edited 2015-02-06 16:03:53]
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:08 am

Quoting TK105 (Reply 38):

Haha! Brilliant!
Would love to know how long that stays there for, probably not too long.  
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:02 am

Quoting TKA380 (Reply 51):
Would love to know how long that stays there for, probably not too long.

I was thinking the same they probably have a special Police force to remove offending comments.  
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:38 pm

I managed to find the NAT Geo documentary about Turkish Airlines in English. Unfortunately it's bad quality but I managed to watch it. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg_vBwV2EjU
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:17 am

Jan 2015 pax numbers out:

Calculation for Istanbul airports 12months 02/14-01/15 data:
IST: 57'308'425
SAW: 23'786'839
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:36 am

Quoting TKA380 (Reply 50):
There's even footage.

Thanks for the links especially for the video,
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:40 am

Quoting Turkish350XWB (Reply 54):
Jan 2015 pax numbers out:

This is a slow start.

Jan 2014
IST +15%
SAW + 45%
ESB +18%
ADB +14%
AYT +9%

Jan 2015
IST +9%
SAW +17%
ESB +4%
ADB +12%
AYT +10%

Only AYT is better, ADB is OK but others are slow.

Unless there is a dramatic change, this year will be a slow year as economy of Turkey is not doing good. In any case, IST will become 3rd largest airport in Europe this year and probably 2nd largest airport in Europe next year, ahead of FRA and CDG respectively. I do not know, if IST or Istanbul's 3rd airport will become the 1st in Europe after 2018?

By the way, previous performance data shows that IST and TK perform more or less similar (but this is slowly changing as more TK SAW originating flights are starting). In this regard, unless there is a dramatic change happens, TK will also perform less than 10% pax increase in 2015.

We will know more for 2015 forecast by end of Q1.
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:54 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 45):
Awesome news!
Can someone confirm that in terms of elevation, this new facility is actually lower than the runway/taxiways? So the Cargo aircraft can park even at the new apron while everything is being trucked over.

I can not give the exact measurement but it seem at least 5 meters lover. I dont know what will happen old cargo terminal and Tango apron, if Tango apron will be used for cargo ops, there will be a traffic mess. More than important this; will they built a terminal extention ? As roumors became true, CBP facilities may be there; a spesific US terminal.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:57 pm

Quoting MeCe (Reply 57):
I can not give the exact measurement but it seem at least 5 meters lover. I dont know what will happen old cargo terminal and Tango apron, if Tango apron will be used for cargo ops, there will be a traffic mess. More than important this; will they built a terminal extention ?

Thank you.
Exactly the kinda stuff I am trying to figure out. Tango apron is the one where all the Cargo planes park, East of Gate 226, and just below is the new Cargo facility.
They might extend the International Terminal all the way to the Tango apron and move all Cargo parking to new apron areas and use trucks. Like you say, it might be a traffic nightmare.
I wonder if it makes sense to build a tunnel under 5/23 runway ????

***Also looks like Google Maps have a newer shot of IST where you seen the new apron with planes parked. The triangle shaped area between the terminal and the 5/23 looks like could be ready for summer with more parking spaces
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:32 am

There are rumours in a german aviation forum, there might be news this week about TK starting IST-KSF. This would be the first scheduled (non-holiday) service for KSF airport. Can someone close to TK maybe already share more details - is this true?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:14 am

Colombia's Aerocivil, government body that oversees civil aviation in Colombia, has cleared Turkish to operate the 5th freedom route: IST-CCS-BOG-CCS-IST. The route is still yet to be approved by the Venezuelan Government. The news comes with the visit by the Turkish President to Colombia (amongst other LatAm countries).

It's always nice to see new tails at BOG but I personally think that it's a bad move for Turkish to operate into CCS, specially if their main market target is BOG.

[Edited 2015-02-09 19:16:11]
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:39 am

Quoting pipeafcr (Reply 60):
It's always nice to see new tails at BOG but I personally think that it's a bad move for Turkish to operate into CCS, specially if their main market target is BOG.

Others will chime in, I'm sure - but the reason is probably the elevation of BOG (8,361 ft!!!) and distance to IST (6680 miles)... can a 77W or 343 make it without hefty penalties? Hence, the stopover at CCS ... and the cheap gas there helps too! 
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:11 am

Quoting ASA (Reply 61):
and the cheap gas there helps too! 

but in overall doesn't help if you can't get your money out of the country
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:21 pm

I flew to Geneva round trip last week thru TK Chartered planes (JRC and JRL 321) both ways they were full and service quality was excellent . It was also a nice experience taking off when it was a highly windy day (TK cancelled over 200 flights that day) . First 5-6 minutes of the flight was very shaky but then very smooth ride up to the landing to my surprise . What I wonder is TK has always been looking for pilots and employs good number of foreign pilots . But what they do about tech people ? Is there enough technician available locally or do they hire foreign technicians as well ?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:12 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 1):
o With late forecast 2017 opening of new airport, TK seeks to relocate for the summer 2018 schedule. Can see 80-mil passenger activity at airport from start almost, so phase-2 will be needed by 2020-2022

Today, Turkish PM Davutoglu says again "the new airport will open on Oct.29th, 2017 (the Republic Day), first phase completed, 90M pax."
I am making a note on my calendar, that is under 3 years from now. Wow!
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:51 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 64):
Today, Turkish PM Davutoglu says again "the new airport will open on Oct.29th, 2017 (the Republic Day), first phase completed, 90M pax."
I am making a note on my calendar, that is under 3 years from now. Wow!

Due to USD/TL fluctuation lately, again I hear that major projects are slowing down. Perhaps upcoming elections are also a factor.

Quoting TK105 (Reply 48):
Possibilities:

- Mr.Kotil is offered a seat at parliament and resigns. A380 is ordered before elections. (Unlikely unless he is also offered a ministry seat)
- Mr.Topcu is offered a seat at parliament and resigns, A350 and B777X is ordered in 2015.
- Status Que stays the same, WB order is delayed till 2017

Deadline for resignations has ended for the upcoming elections. So status que stays the same... Though there is a rumor that Mr.Kotil will resign to become CEO of Turkcell (which I highly doubt about).
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:45 am

Quoting wing (Reply 43):
Landing gears are the biggest drag devices.İf you hear them at a higher altitude than normal,that means there is either a bad menagement by an ATC or a bad decision making by the pilot.

Obviously you haven't flown the 190   That girl is a bitch to slow down and go down.. The wing is so efficient that even with spoilers out, you may not reach the desired descend performance. There are some airports that we go to, like my current base KIFP , where the radar coverage is not low enough and the terrain prevents a nice shallow descent. It's chop and drop from that point on..

EMB 170/175 though has a very fast wing. Despite 190 being heavier , she lands about 10-15 knows slower.

Quoting TK105 (Reply 48):
This is becoming another "Temel & Fadime" type Black Sea Joke.

Good thing I am reading this at home. I was busting out laughing   Temel and Fadime .. I will remember this for a long time..  
Quoting TK787 (Reply 64):
Today, Turkish PM Davutoglu says again "the new airport will open on Oct.29th, 2017 (the Republic Day), first phase completed, 90M pax."

I have nice beach front properties here in AZ for sale, who wants some..  
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:04 am

Looks like Onur Air's European expansion is doing OK.
They just announced additional city - Stuttgart - daily A320 effective April 4th.
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:16 pm

TK has a full page ad on the back cover of this week's TimeOut NY that says "We fly to more countries than any other airline." It is the world made out of different color birds flying in different directions with all TK destinations marked.
And it has Sydney. Why?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:43 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 68):
TK has a full page ad on the back cover of this week's TimeOut NY that says "We fly to more countries than any other airline." It is the world made out of different color birds flying in different directions with all TK destinations marked.
And it has Sydney. Why?

Kokpit.aero just announced that TK is looking for A380 pilots. Looks like they are going to wet lease 2 birds from Malasia Airlines and then convert them to dry lease. Is IST - SYD doable with them?
The widebody expansion of TK this year is out of this world..
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:59 pm

Quoting bahadir (Reply 69):
Looks like they are going to wet lease 2 birds from Malasia Airlines and then convert them to dry lease. Is IST - SYD doable with them?

That would be some incredible news. But I doubt that it would be the reason for SYD to be in that ad.

I did a bit of research:
-IST-SYD at 9293 miles will be over 18+ hours and would be the longest route ever today by 722 miles.
The longest route record stays with QF's Dallas-SYD route with an A380 at 8578 miles.

Malaysia has 6 x 380s with 8F / 66J / 420 Y seating, flying from KUL to LHR, CDG, SYD and HKG.

I highly doubt if TK were to get only 2 frames from MH, they will deploy them to SYD.
TK will use them more than likely on JFK or another established route.
I still believe TK will open SYD for prestige only with a 200-250 seat future plane. At two class and with high competition this will still be a money loosing route. Again, it will only be for prestige. It doesn't make financial sense, TK can fill the plane with cheaper fares and many secondary connection destinations, but can not make this flight profitable.
On the other hand, TK's own metal can do a one stop SYD route with an existing TK destination, that will work. IST-BKK-SYD or IST-KUL-SYD comes to mind first and then IST-HKG-SYD.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:26 pm

Quoting bahadir (Reply 69):
A380

Wow! What are the chances of this going ahead? I found the article but can't read Turkish.
http://kokpit.aero/thy-a380-pilotu-ariyor?filter_name=a380
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:13 pm

I guess this is the 10th time kokpit.aero announces the same news, I highly doubt it. But as an insider, if Bahadir says this we may see a 380 with TK colors very soon.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:26 pm

I dont believe anything that kokpit.aero says.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:30 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 45):
Awesome news!
Can someone confirm that in terms of elevation, this new facility is actually lower than the runway/taxiways? So the Cargo aircraft can park even at the new apron while everything is being trucked over.

I dont know but, I found following summary of the new terminal. Note towards bottom it says movement of cargo has been simplified from aircraft with the new facility.


Annual tonnage capacity of the terminal is 1.2 million tonnes. Total floor area used (airside and landside): 71,000m², closed warehouse area: 43,000m², special storage area: 3,000m² and special cargo ULD storage area: 700m².

Special storage areas (39 separate storage areas): cold storage (-21 °C, 0 °C, 2-8 °C, 15-25 °C); live animals (AVI); dangerous goods (DG); vulnerable (VUN) cargo; valuable (VAL) cargo; and radioactive substances.

Cargo admission and delivery: Cargo admission and delivery is performed through 53 docks. There are also several docks dedicated to TK Plus and special cargo.

Storage processes: The processes have been accelerated and the flexibility has been increased following combination of import and export operation areas. Import and export rack capacity may be increased by 2.5 times. Special cargo area has been expanded by three times. Total capacity thereof may be increased up to 6 times through the racking systems. There are 39 separate storage rooms at four different temperature ranges and for nine different types of cargo.

Operational processes: Inbound-outbound capacity of ULDs has been increased by 5.5 times, thus eliminating one of the main inconveniences in the operation. Cargo build-up and break-down processes has been performed in a more easier and rapid way through the lowering workstations. In respect of narrow-body and wide-body aircraft, the number of build-up and break-down stations has been increased by 2.5 times. The connection between warehouse and between land and air sides has been simplified and accelerated.


Quoting bahadir (Reply 69):
Looks like they are going to wet lease 2 birds from Malasia Airlines and then convert them to dry lease.

I've always said a wet-lease is a lower risk easy way to try out a plane.

Quoting bahadir (Reply 69):
Is IST - SYD doable with them?

I dont think SYD could be done with even the 772LR at the moment. Remember longest runway at IST is a relative short 9800ft. As is today they can take payload hits at times on existing longhauls.
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:59 pm

Any of you guys heard the "rumour" that TK will be pulling out of EDI?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:56 am

Quoting hibtastic (Reply 75):
Any of you guys heard the "rumour" that TK will be pulling out of EDI?

They are increasing from 7 to 9 weekly flights for the summer 2015 timetable:
http://airlineroute.net/2014/12/23/tk-europe-s15update3/
Really? Four more years of this?
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:46 am

Quoting bgm (Reply 76):
They are increasing from 7 to 9 weekly flights for the summer 2015 timetable:http://airlineroute.net/2014/12/23/tk-europe-s15update3/

Yes that's what I thought yet some are still saying that TK are to pull out. Since they started at EDI, QR have arrived and EY will start in June so there will definitely be increased competition.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:43 pm

Update on the TK 77W fleet:
-The latest one should join this week, -JJV "Heybeliada", 5th of the 49J/300Y config.
-This new version flying to IAH, PVG, BOM and some LHR routes only.
-I haven't realized this but TK has no 77Ws flying to JFK these days. TK 001 will be back to 77W from March 1st onward.
-TC-JJN hasn't been flying, C check?? Any news?
Thanks.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:27 pm

Quoting emrecan (Reply 72):
I guess this is the 10th time kokpit.aero announces the same news, I highly doubt it. But as an insider, if Bahadir says this we may see a 380 with TK colors very soon.
Quoting MeCe (Reply 73):
I dont believe anything that kokpit.aero says.

Also from Sefa INAN of airporthaber.com's article from Feb.16th:
"NOT/ Bu arada THY iki adet A380 i wet lease sistemi ile ( tüm ekip ve teknik bakımı uçağı kiralayan firmaya ait olmak kaydı ile) kiralamak istiyor. Tabii ki bu anlaşmada A380 lerden biri arıza yaptığında oluşacak sorun, 10 saat içinde aynı havayolundan başka bir A380 daha yollanabilecek şekilde anlaşma isteniyormuş. Kokpit ve teknik ekiplerin ilgili kiralayıcı firmadan kabin ekibinin ise yarısının THY’den karşılanması gibi isteklerde kulağıma gelen yeni bir duyum. Bakalım hangi şirket bu işe yanaşacak."

Basically says, 2 x A380 is sought by TK for wet lease. Also TK demands that in case one of the two to have technical problems the firm provides a replacement frame within 10 hours. Plus, TK wants 1/2 the Cabin crew to be TK FA's.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:53 am

Looks like real mess in Istanbul.
Airport not working at the moment due to snow,
Most flights diverting since no runway/taxiways/gates available due to congestion.

-Also, ADB can not handle anymore diverts due to being too crowded, ADB suggest BJV diverts instead.

[Edited 2015-02-18 03:58:01]

-Just saw an Iranian A300 took off 05 runway, but still no landings due to congestion.


[Edited 2015-02-18 04:04:48]
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:06 pm

This is stupid as all flights out of Turkey is blocked because of IST. One of my colleague is stranded at ESB who needs to fly to AMS. LH is already overbooked and now we are looking for QR to go to AMS as he has to rush to hospital in NL for his dying mother.... (!)

Well done TK, move all your international flights to IST and not only block IST but all Turkey when any natural disaster happens at Istanbul.
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:25 pm

Quoting TK105 (Reply 81):
Well done TK, move all your international flights to IST and not only block IST but all Turkey when any natural disaster happens at Istanbul.

Instead of blaming a successful venture of growing to much you should rather ask why the officials and government took so long to decide for a new airport construction.
Additionally, I think SAW needs get additional parking space just to cover for such rare but disastrous natural events,when IST is closed or too congested
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:28 pm

Quoting TK105 (Reply 81):
Well done TK, move all your international flights to IST and not only block IST but all Turkey when any natural disaster happens at Istanbul.

 

My friend, this can and does occur all over the world. When weather hits a major hub things come to a halt. (just in last week we read about many problems and in the USA for example with hubs in NYC, Chicago, Boston closed)

Its certainly not TK's fault mother nature decided to snow heavily. It is after all winter.

Best wishes, and good luck to your friend as well.
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:44 pm

Sorry DHMI you mess up, there is only few inches snow at IST. I cant imagine what they have winters like us east coast. Yesterday they show up with their fancy equipments before show hits heavily, but they are nowhere now. These positions should not belong to goverment agents who has indefinite job security.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:03 pm

Quoting MeCe (Reply 84):
there is only few inches snow at IST. I cant imagine what they have winters like us east coast.

It is not rocket science.
But foremost you have to have good weather forecasts. US East Coast for most of the time has awesome forecasts. In NYC we know 95% of the time, what time and exactly how much snow we will get one day earlier.
Knowing that airlines like JetBlue will cancel almost all flights out of JFK a day earlier.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:48 pm

Quoting TK105 (Reply 81):

Although not entirely, I agree. If TK with the help of DHMI and SHGM had not amassed its entire operation at IST and suffocated all other players that once provided connections from ADB or ESB with sometimes capacity dumping and at other times via preferential slot allowances, we would still have a few flights out of these two cities at least, which would allow people to leave the country for urgent business. Now we have only IST, and God forbid something happens to it, we are screwed. I can't think of any other major country - bar Russia maybe - where air travel is so skewed towards one city. And please, let's not get into "if there were demand there would be flights", as we know how TK has a monopoly on ESB-IST and manages to squeeze out any other competitor from the market. Even Toulouse or Bremen or Krakow get more international flights, and I am not sure that those have more demand than Ankara.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:35 pm

due to weather situation at IST, TK cancelled all flights to and out of IST except for Long Haul flights and Far European destinations.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:16 pm

Quoting TK105 (Reply 81):

Luckily we managed to get my colleague a Pegasus ticket to AMS via SAW after a big effort out of long waiting list. He is now in the air to AMS. Obviously Pegasus cashed in big time from all these stranded passengers, as well as hotels in Ankara. By the way TK provides no assistance what so ever and people are all on their own devices.
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:14 am

All domestic flights cancelled till noon Feb19th. Probably more cancellations in the morning. It will take few days to clear this mess up...
A video from IST by airkule.com:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SA39WZF9Hw#t=111

Now everyone knows that it snows in Istanbul, I hope lessons learned.
This new airport to be built, do you think it will be worse off in days like this because of its location? I think "wing" mentioned something like that in the past.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:09 am

I have been looking at live tracking site iststatus. It is now 5am Feb 19th, in Istanbul.
No take offs, No landings at IST. Few SAW landings.
A China Southern URC-IST flight circled about 10 times over Istanbul and now about to land at ESB.
TK's all Asian flights are circling over IST.... PEK, KUL, CAN, NRT, PVG, BKK, ICN flights have been in holding patterns. Luckily no other planes in sight, just these heavies.

-I see an Air Astana A321 finally landing at IST, while all the TK heavies still holding.
-TK 27 PVG-IST might be diverting to AYT.
-TK 21 PEK-IST might be heading to BJV or DLM.

What a mess!!!
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:52 am

Quoting TK787 (Reply 90):
-I see an Air Astana A321

Interestingly enough Air Astana was one of the few airlines that managed to land yesterday, they were even ahead of their schedule! lol
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:26 am

Last night An-124 landed at Bursa Yenişehir airport bringing a turbine piece for a water treatment plant in Çanakkale. I dont know if the plane has left already but if you are near Bursa it might be an interesting photo-op

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/gundem/28240221.asp
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:21 pm

A lot of aircraft are being repositioned back to IST at the moment. Still looks like there's delays of at least 2-3 hours on most flights.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:46 pm

Here is a bit of delivery news:
-11th TK 739ER is delivered today. (TC-JYL)
-12th one, TC-JYM, is being painted.
-Pegasus' last 738 is almost ready, TC-CPN
-TK A333 TC-JOF, and 77W TC-JJV should join the fleet soon.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:58 pm

Sun Express posted record results in 2014. Turnover 2.9Bil TL, up 15% yoy carrierd 7.3mil pax with 85 load factor.

They also announced launching bunch new routes:
From Antalya to - Paris CDG, Strasbourg, Lyon, Nantes, Genoa, Memmingen, Copenhagen, Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Stockholm
From Izmir to - Brussels, Rome, Milan, Toulouse, Baku and London.

First of 50 new 737 order deliveries will commence this June.
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:12 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 90):
ll Asian flights are circling over IST.... PEK, KUL, CAN, NRT, PVG, BKK, ICN flights have been in holding patterns. Luckily no other planes in sight, just these heavies.

Ha ha you've missed one,TK 67 from Singapore.Just done 3 holdings over YAA during descent and and landed.Magic of good planning,coordination and experience.
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:26 pm

I am absolutely suprised how fast the operations seem to have gone back to normal. I thought it might take a few days more after a complete shutdown of their main base.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:51 pm

Pegasus Asia have launched Delhi service http://www.arabianaerospace.aero/peg...sia-launches-flights-to-delhi.html

Quoting theearlybird (Reply 59):
There are rumours in a german aviation forum, there might be news this week about TK starting IST-KSF. This would be the first scheduled (non-holiday) service for KSF airport. Can someone close to TK maybe already share more details - is this true?

Was mentioned last year in one of these threads as planned.
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation February 2015

Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:26 pm

Graz (Austria), Zaporozhye (Ukraine) and Ordu/Giresun flights added to the list for TK:
http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/ne...considers-ordu-zaporizhia-and-graz

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