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Re: Eskisehir-Brussels

Post by HighInTheSky » 26 Feb 2009, 03:03

Atlantis wrote:The aircraft will be an A319. Is that correct?
As far as I know, the A319 is the only plane that can land / take off from Eskisehir due to the very narrow runways. That is why SN always operated OO-SSP (A319) on this route.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 12 Apr 2009, 04:43

Canadian and Turkish CAA have signed a new agreement allowing THY and Air Canada to fly between two countries. I understand THY will launch Istanbul-Toronto flights in June, if all goes OK with their planning.

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THY orders 5 B777-300ERs

Post by hakan » 07 May 2009, 00:25

According to the Boeing web site, THY has orderd five B777-300ERs from them directly. Here is the link:

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/200 ... 6a_nr.html


Meanwhile, THY is finalising their preparations for Istanbul-Toronto flights launch. :D

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Frequency increase from THY

Post by hakan » 23 May 2009, 07:47

THY has announced some frequency increases on some destinations:

Istanbul-Beirut flights will be increased from 10 times a week to 14 times a week from 9.June.2009.

Istanbul-Sana'a flights will be increased from 3 times a week to 4 times a week from 4.June.2009.

Istanbul-Kayseri flights are already increased from 28 times a week to 35 times a week on 18.May.2009.

Thy has also announced the increase the limit of baggage allowance on Istanbul-Hong Kong flights as of 20.May.2009. Economy Class 30KG, Business Class 40KG per passenger.

THY's chairman has revealed recently that they are planning to open 3 more destination until end of 2009. One of them will be Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Post by hakan » 07 Jun 2009, 07:46

THY has announced further frequency increases on some destinations:

Istanbul-Nairobi flights will be increased from 3 times a week to 5 times a week as of 4.July.2009.

Istanbul-Oslo flights will be increased from 5 times a week to daily from 3.August.2009.

I am sure there are more to come. :D

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Post by hakan » 11 Jun 2009, 11:10

THY has announced further frequency increase on some destinations:

Istanbul-Ashgabat flights will be increased from 10 times a week to 11 times a week from 22.June.2009.

Istanbul-Meshed flights will be increased from 3 times a week to 5 times a week from 27.June.2009.

Istanbul-Pristina flights will be increased from 7 times a week to 9 times a week from 21.June.2009.

THY's GM Mr. Kotil has told the media that they will be deciding soon who will win the tender of buying 105 new aircraft. :D

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 20 Jun 2009, 03:25

THY has announced new destinations:

* Istanbul-Toronto flights will start on 11.July.2009 and will be 3 times a week. (every Monday/Thursday/Saturday).

* Istanbul-Gotebourg flights will start on 29.June.2009 and will be 3 times a week. (every Monday/Thursday/Saturday).

* THY has signed "code share" agreement with Malaysia Airlines. With this agreement, THY passengers can use Kuala Lumpur hub and MAS to fly destinations in Asia, Pacific. MAS passenger can use Istanbul Ataturk hub and THY to fly to Europe, North Africa and ex-USSR destinations.

* THY has also announced that they have placed orders for 7 off A330 plus with 3 extra option and 7 off B777 for the period of 2010-2012. THY has previously placed orders for 5 off B777. With this latest orders, THY will now receive 22 new long range aircraft from 2010 onwards to make sure they become a global airline.

* THY has also indicated that they will be launching more new destinations soon. They told that destinations such as Jakarta, Dhaka are in their target destinations.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 30 Jun 2009, 10:26

THY has announced that they are starting Istanbul-Jakarta flights on 20.July.2009. The flights will be 5 times a week via Singapore.

They also added that the frequency of Istanbul-Benghazi (Libya) flights will be increased from 3 times a week to 4 times a week from 3.July.2009.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by Air Key West » 30 Jun 2009, 17:51

And have you seen the fancy TK advertising on TV ("Feeling like a star")? They surely want to follow in the footsteps of EY/EK/QR with a world hub in IST like AUH/DXB/Doha and position themselves in the future as a classy airline.
In favor of quality air travel.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 03 Jul 2009, 13:19

THY has launched a new destination:

Istanbul Ataturk- Lviv (Ukraine) flights will start on 27.July.2009 as 3 times a week.


THY has also increased frquency of some domestic flights:

Istanbul Ataturk-Elazig and Istanbul Ataturk-Sanliurfa (GAP) flights will be increased from 7 times a week to 12 times a week during July and August, after then to 14 times a week for August-September period.


THY also signed a code share agreement with B&H Airlines (JA) from Bosnia for the flights between Sarajevo-Istanbul Ataturk. :D They will carry each others passengers.

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Latest from THY

Post by hakan » 18 Sep 2009, 12:07

There are some news from THY regarding destinations and frequency increases:

*From 2.September some new Antalya originated destinations started such as:-
Antalya-Paris twice a week.
Antalya-Dusseldorf once a week.
Antalya-Stockholm once a week.

*From 21.September Istanbul-Athens flights will be increased from 18 times per week to 21 times per week.

*From 21.September Izmir-Athens flights will be launched as 4 times a week.

*From 29.September Istanbul-Baghdad flights will be increased from 5 times a week to daily.

*From 9.November THY is launching new flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW):-
SAW-Moscow daily
SAW-London Stansted daily
SAW-Amsterdam daily
SAW-Cologne daily
SAW-Stuttgart daily
SAW-Berlin 4 times a week
SAW-Hanover 3 times a week
SAW-Adana twice a day

Also increasing the frequency of some flights at SAW:-
SAW-Ankara from twice a day to 3 times a day
SAW-Izmir from twice a day to 3 times a day
SAW-Antalya from daily to twice a day.


New SAW terminal with 25 million passenger capacity will be officially opened on 30.October.2009. THY has said to the press they may even launch more flights from SAW later, if the market respond to their November launch positively. :D

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Re: Latest from THY

Post by sn26567 » 18 Sep 2009, 14:46

hakan wrote:New SAW terminal with 25 million passenger capacity will be officially opened on 30.October.2009. THY has said to the press they may even launch more flights from SAW later, if the market respond to their November launch positively. :D
Interesting. Why is THY developing flights out of two airports in the same city? This must be a multiplication of fixed costs. Is it because of the difficulty to cross the Bosphorus during most of the day or to respond to popular demand?
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Re: Latest from THY

Post by TripleD » 18 Sep 2009, 20:10

sn26567 wrote:
hakan wrote:New SAW terminal with 25 million passenger capacity will be officially opened on 30.October.2009. THY has said to the press they may even launch more flights from SAW later, if the market respond to their November launch positively. :D
Interesting. Why is THY developing flights out of two airports in the same city? This must be a multiplication of fixed costs. Is it because of the difficulty to cross the Bosphorus during most of the day or to respond to popular demand?
Dear sn26567

The main reason is that slots during peak times are the bottleneck at IST. Little slots are available and to sustain their big international hub development, they want to shift the point to point travel to SAW, no longer interfering with their hub.

Second reason is off course to defend their marketshare from Pegasus to most routes.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 19 Sep 2009, 00:24

Hello TripleD,

You are absolutely spot on with your comment about THY ve SAW launches.
Thanks. :D

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Post by hakan » 24 Sep 2009, 13:25

In addition to its 4 daily Ankara-Izmir -Ankara flights under THY's LCC brand "Anadolu Jet", THY is adding an extra flight under THY brand from 28.September.2009:

TK 358 dept. Ankara 20.30 everyday
TK359 dept. Izmir 08.00 everyday :D

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 05 Oct 2009, 11:39

THY has announced a new destination today in its web site:

Istanbul-Isparta-Istanbul domestic flights will start on 28.October.2009 and will be 3 times a week.

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THY and Asiana signed codeshare agreement

Post by hakan » 06 Oct 2009, 10:04

THY and Asiana (Korea) have signed a codeshare agreement which will come effect on 25.October.2009. With this agreement, Asiana passengers will be able to use THY's Istanbul hub for destinations of THY in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas. Also THY passengers will be able to use Asiana'a Seoul hub for flights to S.Korea, China, Japan some destinations in S.E.Asia.

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THY to lease 2 B737-700

Post by hakan » 06 Oct 2009, 12:01

THY has released information to the Istanbul Exchange Market today that they will lease 2 off B737-700 from Celestial Avaition Trading 66 Ltd for 6 years. :D

(According to some rumors, these aircraft will be given to Anadolu Jet, LCC arm of THY).

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THY to lease further 2 off B737-700

Post by hakan » 01 Nov 2009, 02:04

THY has also recently announced that apart from leasing 2 off B7373-700 (from Celestial Aviation Trading) they have decided to lease further 2 off B737-700.

The company is buying 2 off A330-200F Cargo planes and the expect the deliveries one for second half of 2010 and the other one on first half of 2011.

Apart from buying cargo planes from Airbus, THY has converted their option of 3 off A330 to firm orders and asked for deliveries in 2012.

Since the Baghdad flights success and having increased the frequency to daily from 3 times a week, THY is planning to launch more flights to some new Iraqi destinations such as: Al Basrah, Mosul, Irbil, Al Najaf, subject to regulatory approvals.

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THY orders Rolls Royce engines

Post by hakan » 03 Nov 2009, 13:00

Rolls-Royce wins $350 million order from Turkish Flag carrier THY for additional Trent 700 engines.
:D :D

The link: http://www.rolls-royce.com/civil/news/2 ... ent700.jsp

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