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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by rwandan-flyer » 15 Apr 2011, 18:42

Thabks Hakan, Great news. Egyptair planned to fly to Rwanda, this summer, but due to Arab unrest, flight could be launch not before 2012. SAA has announced that they will resume flights to Kigali (5 flights a week). Star Alliance airlines are rushing to Rwanda.

I read that, from Turkish CAA :
After the negotiations, 8 bilateral air services agreement were signed with the following countries; Chad, Fiji Islands, Ghana, Rwanda, Zambia, Uganda, Dominican Republic and Jamaica. With the successful completion of these agreements the number of air services agreements of Turkey raised to 105 from 97.
http://web.shgm.gov.tr/dgca.php?page=ne ... ews_id=926

TK flies to Ghana, Uganda and plans to add Lusaka (http://www.alternativeairlines.com/news ... aka-zambia).

Moreover, Turkish Airlines evacuated 28 Rwandans from Libya. I think ties can be improve between Turkey and Rwanda.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 24 Apr 2011, 13:52

THY is launching new destinations:
*Izmir-Frankfurt flights will be launched on 14.June as twice weekly.
*Izmir-Munich flights will be launched on 2.July as twice weekly.

Frequency increases:
*Istanbul Ataturk-Bucuresti flights will be increased from 14 times a week to 21 times a week after 15.June.
*Istanbul Ataturk-Sofia flights will be increased from daily to 11 times a week after 30.May.
*Istanbul Ataturk-Baku flights will be increased from 21 flights a week to 28 flights a week after 31.May.

Previously mentioned on this forum, Turkish Foreign Ministry and THY have now officially announced passengers from Burundi,Comoros Islands,Djibouti,Eritrea,Ethiopia,Kenya,Malawi,Rwanda,Somalia,Uganda,Tanzania,Zambia,Angola,Cameroon,Congo, D.R. Congo,Sudan,Ghambia,Ghana,Nijer,Nijeria and Senegal holding a valid and at least once used Schengen, USA or British visa, at least 6 months valid passport, a return ticket with THY,enough fund and not rejected by Turkish immigration or above mentioned visa issuing countries can obtain a single visa at Istanbul Ataturk airport at a cost.
THY Chairman Mr.Topcu said that in the next 12 months they plan to fly to at least 10 new African countries as per delivery schedule of the suitable aircraft from the manufacturers.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by sn26567 » 27 Apr 2011, 13:50

Istanbul-Amsterdam flights are now 21 flights/week and will be increased to 23 flights/week as of Jul 03, 2011.

Istanbul-Frankfurt flights are now 27 flights/week and will be increased to 30 flights/week between 17.06-26.09.2011.

Source: Turkish Airlines (http://bit.ly/i8Armo and http://bit.ly/fa6WzA)
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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by globetrotter » 15 May 2011, 22:35

Islamabad to begin this year 4 weekly a330.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 31 May 2011, 11:50

2 new destinations from THY:

*Istanbul Ataturk-Basra (Iraq) flights will start as 3 times a week on 27.June.2011.
*Istanbul Ataturk-Riyad-Sanaa flights will start as daily on 23.June.2011.

Some frequency changes:

*Istanbul Ataturk-Kuwait flights will change from daily to 10 times a week after 2.June.2011.
*Istanbul Ataturk-Bangkok-Ho Chi Minh City flights will change from 4 times a week to daily after 29.June.2011.
*Istanbul Ataturk-Rome(FCO) flights will change from 14 times a week to 18 times a week after 10.June.2011.
*Istanbul Ataturk-Sarajevo flights will change from 5 times a week to daily after 20.June.2011.
*Istanbul Ataturk-Brussels flights will change from 21 times a week to 24 times a week after 1.July.2011.
*Istanbul Ataturk-Doha flights will change from daily to 10 times a week between 27.June-29.July.
*Istanbul Ataturk-Athens flights will change from 21 times a week to 24 times a week after 1.July.2011.
*Istanbul Ataturk-Damascus flights will change from 11 times a week to twice a day after 30.June.2011.
*Istanbul Ataturk-Malaga flights will change from 3 times a week to 4 times a week after 28.June.2011.

You can also see the pictures of Barcelona Football team celebrating their win on THY plane. THY is a sponsor for the team.
http://www.airporthaber.com/thy-ucagind ... 2796h.html

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 31 May 2011, 22:37

From Bloomberg:

"Spanair SA is in talks with Turk Hava Yollari (THYAO) AO, the company known as Turkish Airlines, about allowing the Turkish carrier to buy a stake of as much as 49 percent in the company, Expansion reported.

Conversations between the two parties are “very advanced,” the newspaper said, citing people familiar with the talks it didn’t identify by name."

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by globetrotter » 23 Jun 2011, 17:54

Turkish Airlines is planning to start thrice a week service on Istanbul-Islamabad-Istanbul route from July 21, 2011, according to information on official website (http://www.turkishairlines.com) of the airline.

* Istanbul to Islamabad flight TK-710 on every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Flight departure from Istanbul at 7:00PM and arrival in Islamabad at 2:35AM.

* Islamabad to Istanbul flight TK-711 on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Flight departure from Islamabad at 4:35AM and arrival in Istanbul at 8:50AM.
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Turkish Airlines continues its expansion in Iraq, with the launch of Najaf and Sulaymaniyah service in July 2011. With the launch of these new destinations, TK operates service to 5 Iraqi cities.

Schedules and Details:

From 05JUL11, the Star member will open Najaf service 3 times a week. However, this flight will be combined with existing service to Basra, which operation becomes Istanbul – Najaf – Basra – Istanbul. Service operates with Boeing 737-800

TK798 IST0310 – 0605NJF0705 – 0750BSR0850 – 1215IST 738 246

From 18JUL11, it’ll launch 4 weekly Istanbul – Sulaymaniyah with Airbus A321 aircraft
TK806 IST2315 – 0145+1ISU 321 x246
TK807 ISU0310 – 0600IST 321 x357

Turkish Airlines has postponed planned launch date on Istanbul Ataturk – Basra route. The new launch date is 27JUN11, instead of 23MAY11
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Turkish Airlines starting 09JUL11 will begin service to Afghanistan. The Star Alliance member will be operating Boeing 737-800 aircraft on Istanbul – Kabul route, becoming the First Star member to offer service to the Afghan capital.

Schedule:

TK706 IST2350 – 0605+1KBL 738 367
TK707 KBL0720 – 1135IST 738 147

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Some frequency changes

Post by hakan » 26 Jun 2011, 14:06

*Istanbul Ataturk-Budapest flights will be increased from daily to 10 times a week after 11.July.2011.
*Istanbul Ataturk-Skopje flights will be increased from daily to 10 times a week after 28.June.2011.
*Istanbul Ataturk-Lisboa flights will be increased from 5 times a week to daily after 4.July.2011.

THY has started using their 5th traffic right between Karachi and Dhakka on IST-Karachi-Dhakka-IST route after 9.June.2011.

THY has revised its codeshare agreement with TAP Airlines. With this agreement THY will fly under TK code to Porto, Faro, Funchal via Lisboa. The agreement was signed on 2.May.2011.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by luchtzak » 26 Jun 2011, 14:14

Turkish Airlines amazing expansion plans! :shock:

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 29 Jun 2011, 00:30

Istanbul Ataturk-Napoli (Italy) flights started today as 3 times a week. The frequency of the Napoli flights will be increased to 5 times a week after 2.August.2011 :D

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by sterling » 29 Jun 2011, 11:42

THY seems to embark on an relentless expansion journey... and trying to mimicing Emirates Airlines and Qatar Airways.
The question is of course... is THY not digging their own grave..

I've more and more the suspicion that THY entered STAR Alliance in order siphon more passengers to their own flights. You may have noticed that THY seldom codeshare with other STAR members... if it can avoid it then it will avoid it. So, it looks like more that THY is a trojan horse within STAR. They often undercut on the expnese of the other STAR members. I suspect others are growing increasingly unhappy and uneasy with the so called star partner THY.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 29 Jun 2011, 12:59

sterling wrote:THY seems to embark on an relentless expansion journey... and trying to mimicing Emirates Airlines and Qatar Airways.
The question is of course... is THY not digging their own grave..

I've more and more the suspicion that THY entered STAR Alliance in order siphon more passengers to their own flights. You may have noticed that THY seldom codeshare with other STAR members... if it can avoid it then it will avoid it. So, it looks like more that THY is a trojan horse within STAR. They often undercut on the expnese of the other STAR members. I suspect others are growing increasingly unhappy and uneasy with the so called star partner THY.
Sterling...Disagree with your statement:"THY is avoiding codehsare with Star Alliance members????"

Star Alliance has 27 full members including THY and THY has codeshare agreement with 16 of them. Star Alliance has 5 pending members and THY already has codeshare agreement with 2 of them. I can assure you they will be in discussions with more members to sign codeshare agreements.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by sterling » 30 Jun 2011, 01:47

THY tend to codeshare only when they don't fly with their own metal.
If they fly with their metal then the other partner doesn't codeshare often.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by globetrotter » 08 Jul 2011, 22:10

New routes Dammam and Hanoi planned.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by cathay belgium » 08 Jul 2011, 22:17

Too much Turkish expansion IMHO !
How do they can / survive with this expansions ! Planes,low fares.. starts to look as FR europe AFI-Asia !
I know they'll fly short range bodies medium haul with their nice position between the continents, but this expansion is becoming really remarkable !!
How can we (AF-LH-BA ) stop them ;)

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by sn26567 » 08 Jul 2011, 22:31

cathay belgium wrote:How can we (AF-LH-BA ) stop them ;)
Why should LH stop them? They are members of the Star Alliance. LH (and SN) should rather codeshare with them.
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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by cathay belgium » 08 Jul 2011, 23:55

Hi,

I can see your point , maybe not LH then but the others..
Codesharing is nice but I guess an alliance isn't the purpose of avoiding concurrence, flying themselves is better..
We'll saw that already on other routes..
I know the product offerred by TK isn't a LH, but the TK is growing big,maybe too big to let other airliners
in..
Have a look at BKK,Nairobi . Who will pay a TG/LH ticket if they can go much cheaper with codeshare partner,*A partner TK, for 200/300 euro less with a stopover offcourse..
Guess TG and SN mustn't be too happy to codeshare TK.. and more desti's to follow..
Maybe one day TK can fill their own B777 and A330 from BRU..
Is that a good evolution ?
Now we're cheering to see an upgrade but by then..

An emirates/ethihad-isering ??

But we'll see..

Just a thing to follow closer in the future IMHO..

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 09 Jul 2011, 02:44

Some frequency increases and new destinations:

*Istanbul Ataturk-Los Angeles flights will be increased from 4 times a week to 5 times a week after 30.August.
*Istanbul Ataturk-Kabul flights will be 3 times a week and will start on 10.July.
*Istanbul Ataturk-Tabriz flights will be increased from 5 times a week to daily after 18.July.
*Istanbul Ataturk-Washington flights will be increased from 5 times a week to 6 times week after 29.August.
*Istanbul Ataturk-Najaf flights has started as 3 times a week on 5.July.

THY GM Mr. Kotil has told the media that THY has previously ordered 10 Boeing aircraft (didn't specify more of type) for African market. With the delivery starting in September, THY will also start launching new destinations in Africa.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 24 Jul 2011, 06:59

*Istanbul Ataturk-Dammam flights will start on 12.September.2011 and will be 3 times a week.

*Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen-Gokceada flights has started as twice weekly under Anadolu Jet (Bora Jet) brand using ATR 72-500.

*THY's Moscow office manager has told media that THY is planning to launch 3 more Russian destinations in the near future.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 06 Aug 2011, 04:59

THY has sent a statement to Istanbul Stock Exchange saying based on aircraft availability and permit gaining, THY is planning to launch flights to Buenos Aires as Istanbul Ataturk-Sao Paulo-Buenos Aires in 2011.

Meanwhile, Istanbul Ataturk-Torino (Italy) flights has started on 2.August as 3 times weekly.
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