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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by sn26567 » 28 Jun 2010, 09:32

Turkish Airlines to launch Podgorica from Jul 2010
hakan wrote:THY also given indicative dates for some new destinations:

Podgorica-June 2010
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Turkish Airlines from 08JUL10 is launching 3 weekly Istanbul – Podgorica service with Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Schedule below:

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TK1085 IST1045 – 1130TGD 738 247
TK1086 TGD1230 – 1515IST 738 247
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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by sn26567 » 30 Jun 2010, 10:52

Turkish Airlines plans 2-class 777-300ER to Beijing from Nov 2010

As per 30JUN10 GDS timetable display, Turkish Airlines’ first owned Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, configured in Business/Economy, is planning to operate Istanbul – Beijing route from 07NOV10.

The 777-300ER operates 3 times a week, on Day 247 from IST, Day 135 from PEK.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 03 Jul 2010, 11:34

THY has sent information to the Istanbul Stock Exchange last night confirming some new destinations:

Ankara Esenboga-Edremit (Summer 2010) (Will be under Anadolu Jet brand)

Istanbul Ataturk-Valencia
Istanbul Ataturk-Malaga
Istanbul Ataturk-Manila
Istanbul Ataturk-Guangzhou
Istanbul Ataturk-Toulouse

All above destiantions will start in 2011 except Guangzhou in winter 2011. (I think January 2011 as previously mentioned).

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THY Cargo

Post by hakan » 05 Jul 2010, 14:26

THY has announced in it's web site that from 23.July.2010 they are increasing:

Istanbul Ataturk-Zurich and Istanbul Ataturk-Paris cargo flights to 4 times per week.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by sn26567 » 15 Jul 2010, 10:40

Turkish Airlines plans Washington launch Nov 2010

Per Sabre timetable display on 15JUL10, Turkish Airlines from 07NOV10 launches 5 weekly Istanbul – Washington Dulles NONSTOP service, which is the Star Alliance carrier’s 3rd city in the US. Service operates with Airbus A330-200.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by Boeing767copilot » 23 Jul 2010, 15:56

Istanbul- Los Angeles -Istanbul flights are planned as 4 flights per week and will be launched as of March 03,2011.

TK 009 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday IST 11:10 15:25 LAX
TK 010 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday LAX 17:55 17:10 +1 IST

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by RoMax » 23 Jul 2010, 16:02

Nice to see TK expanding to the US. ;)

BTW, when are there own B777's due to arrive? Because it seems they are expanding the planned amount of B777 routes.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 18 Sep 2010, 12:40

* THY and US Airways have entered code share agreement which is already taken place.

* THY is increasing some flight frequencies:

- Istanbul Ataturk-Singapore-Jakarta flights from 5 to 6 times per week effective 8.January.2011.

- Istanbul Ataturk-Sao Paulo flights from 3 to 4 times per week effective 25.January.2011.

- Istanbul-Seoul flights from 5 to 6 times per week effective 5.January.2011.

Mr._Boeing to answer your question THY's own owned B777s will start joining the fleet from September onwards. Some A330s will join too, of course.

Forgot to add.THY's GM Mr.Kotil has mentioned that Atlanta will be added to Washington flights. It will be as Istanbul Ataturk-Washington-Atlanta. (per Skylife magazine). :D

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by cnc » 18 Sep 2010, 13:11

nice! IST is one of my favorite airports to visit as transfer pax

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 20 Sep 2010, 12:28

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)-Vietnam Flights
20.09.2010

Istanbul- Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)-Istanbul flights via Bangkok are planned as 4 flights per week and will be launched as of December 29,2010.

Current Schedule: Flight no Days Departure Arrival
TK068 Monday, Wednesday Friday, Sunday Istanbul 23:40 Bangkok 13:40 +1
TK068 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday Bangkok 15:10 Ho Chi Minh City 16:40
TK069 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday Ho Chi Minh City 20:55 Bangkok 22:25
TK069 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday Bangkok 23:45 İstanbul
05:30 +1





All times are in LMT.
(source. THY.com.tr)

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 04 Oct 2010, 08:28

THY's GM Temel Kotil has given an interview to ATW Online. Here are some info about their intentions for the next 2 years including the new destinations and aircraft choices:

THY is considering Detroit, Mexico City, Boston, Miami, Montreal, Houston and Buenos Aires. Other possibilities include Ulan Bator, Kuala Lumpur, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Wellington and Sydney. "In the case of Sydney, this route launch could be next year or 2012," Mr.Kotil said.
He added "THY also see opportunities in Africa such as Oran, Kinshasa and Zanzibar".

Turkish flies a fleet of 147 aircraft with an average age of 6.2 yr. and has 90 more on order. The widebody fleet will grow from 20 today to 40 by next summer, Mr.Kotil said. He expects to make a choice on the 787 or A350 "early next year."

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 04 Nov 2010, 08:55

THY is increasing the frequency of Istanbul-Hong Kong flights from 4 times per week to 5 times per week from 29.November.2010.

THY is also launching a new class in some flights: "Comfort Class"
This class will be between Economy and Business classes. THY is currently offering Economy, Business and First Class. The new class seats will be offered in some flights such as China and Los Angeles.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by globetrotter » 08 Nov 2010, 10:24

Dhaka begins 26th Dec as IST-KHI-DAC with A330/340 http://airlineroute.net/2010/11/07/tk-k ... more-26816

"Turkish Airlines from 26DEC10 launches service to Bangladesh, offering 4 weekly Istanbul – Karachi – Dhaka service on board Airbus A330 and A340-300.

For Karachi, this represents an increase of capacity as the service is currently operated by Boeing 737-800. Schedule below:

TK708 IST0030 – 0845KHI1000 – 1415DAC 330 1
TK708 IST0030 – 0845KHI1000 – 1415DAC 343 357

TK709 DAC2250 – 0115+1KHI0230+1 – 0550+1IST 330 1
TK709 DAC2250 – 0115+1KHI0230+1 – 0550+1IST 343 357"

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by b720 » 08 Nov 2010, 10:52

great to hear of THY expansion, but I have the feeling it is RAPID. How is it being funded? and does the airline
have the infrastructure and capacity to maintain this expansion?

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by regi » 08 Nov 2010, 12:06

b720 wrote:great to hear of THY expansion, but I have the feeling it is RAPID. How is it being funded? and does the airline
have the infrastructure and capacity to maintain this expansion?
Despite some recent mishaps with Turkish, if I would have to choose between Biman and Turkish to travel to Dhaka, I wouldn't doubt to take Turkish. The other option is in fact no option.
The difference between Biman and Turkish is that the latter really expands, buys airplanes, does fly, commits to its obligations. Biman on the other hand announces already for years that they will buy new long haul airplanes ( but they lease old 777 and still use the DC-10 http://www.airliners.net/photo/Biman-Ba ... 05be6fb47c) , improve service ( but it is still bad as 15 years ago ) , expand the network ( but it decreases )

What Turkish its expansion concerns, you are certainly not the first one who lifts his eyebrows. If we compare it with the sudden rise of Emirates, there are major differences. The Turkish diaspora is much larger. Turkey itself has much more inhabitants and a single market. The country is regarded as a local powerhouse ( also economically ) . It has real tourism. ( who wants to stay at a beach at Dubai with the risk to be arrested ? 8-) ). It is also centrally located on the route between Europe and Asia and Australia. And you have more legroom on their airplanes : 9 in the B777 of Turkish and 10 with Emirates.
If it is viable in long term, we will see in the future. I am sure that IF Turkeye would join the EU, that there will be many changes at Turkish Airlines.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by sn26567 » 09 Nov 2010, 09:39

Turkish Airlines adds 5th weekly South Africa flight from mid-Jan 2011

Turkish Airlines from 17JAN11 is introducing 5th weekly Istanbul – Johannesburg – Cape Town service, which is to be maintained in Northern Summer 2011 season.

NEW Airbus A330-300 aircraft is to operate the service along with A340-300 until 23APR11, then it’ll change to all Airbus A330-300 flight.

Schedule below (till 26MAR11):

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TK040 IST2345 – 0930+1JNB1040+1 – 1255+1CPT EQV x25
TK041 CPT1710 – 1915  JNB2025   – 0610+1IST EQV x36
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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by sn26567 » 09 Nov 2010, 09:46

Turkish announces plans for new US routes

Three days after celebrating the launch of its Istanbul Ataturk-Washington Dulles service, Turkish Airlines told reporters in Washington that it intends to begin serving Detroit, Houston, Miami, Boston and Atlanta.

Its IAD service, currently four-times-weekly, will increase to seven-times-weekly next summer with the arrival of 20 long-haul aircraft. Its service to New York JFK will increase to 14-times-weekly next summer, by which time it also intends to serve Chicago and Los Angeles seven times a week.

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Frequency changes and increases

Post by hakan » 10 Nov 2010, 09:03

THY is changing some frequencies:

*Istanbul-Banghazi flights will be increased from 4 times a week to daily from 10.January.2011.

*THY has signed a blocked space code share agreement with Garuda Indonesia on flights of Istanbul Ataturk-Jakarta-Istanbul Ataturk. Garuda Indonesia will be able to use its own flight code and sell tickets on this route which is flown by THY.

*From 20.December.2010 the flights to Nairobi, Entebbe and Dar Es Salaam will be as follows:

TK601/2 Istanbul Ataturk-Entebbe (direct)- 3 times a week.
TK603/4 Istanbul Ataturk-Nairobi-Dar Es Salaam flights- 3 times a week.
TK607/8 Istanbul Ataturk-Nairobi (direct)- 4 times a week.

THY's CEO has mentioned that Buenos Aires will be a new destination as soon as technically possible. :D

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by Boeing767copilot » 10 Nov 2010, 18:45

THY B777 at Brussels Airport:
IMG_2008_TK_B777.jpg

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 28 Nov 2010, 09:02

A new destination and some frequency increases from THY is announced:

3 times per week Istanbul Ataturk-Guangzhou (China) flights will start on 30.January.2011.

Istanbul-New York flights will be increased from 7 times per week to 10 times per week after 28.March.2011. From 25.April.2011 these flights will be increased to twice daily.

Istanbul Ataturk-Beijing flights will be increased from 5 times a week to daily from 22.December.2010.

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