|Quoting ankaraflyjet (Reply 98):|
IST is very competitive and it seems particularly many European airlines cannot compete well with TK
Inability to compete with TK
should not be a surprise.
Bulk of European legacy airlines have terrible products. Business class is 3x3 versus 2x2 on TK
, the economy pax are lucky if they get free beverages or buy on board option versus nice hot meals on TK
I recently flew AF
business class and the meal I was offered would not even be acceptable as a TK
economy class meal in its size and quality!
So between competitors poor product, weak schedules, and high cost base, no surprise TK
can manage to win in the market.
In fairness BA
is suspending 767s to every market. The 767 is being retired and shrinking fleet replaced by more Airbus narrowbodies around Europe.
Same how LH retired its A300 fleet. Basically no widebody ops inside Europe any longer as airlines retired their fleets.
[Edited 2015-12-19 07:49:23]