Here comes the fall full power, greetings from a rainy Istanbul evening.
Photo © Bill Shemley
-Pictured above TC-LJB in PDX after the paint job, has joined the fleet. TC-LJC also joined few days ago bringing the total number of TK 77Ws to 23. In less than 5 years TK has a pretty sizable 77W fleet. One more to join this year, 6 more next year.
From what I can see at IST, the area that was formerly used by the TAF is in full use by the airport. All kinds of activity over there. I even saw the Singapore 777. Has anyone actually boarded a plane there, or do they use it for parking only?
-It is hard to believe but in just about 2 years from now the new Istanbul airport is due to open Oct 29, 2017. Let's see how that turns out.
-The other big news is TK is returning to MIA this month with a daily 77W service. Good luck to TK in Miami.
-DL to fly JFK-IST seasonal again, starting May 2016 with A333.
Welcome and happy to see you all here.