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News from THY - Turkish Airlines

Post by hakan » 08 Nov 2008, 09:23

THY Turkish Airlines is planning to launch new destinations in 2009.

Istanbul-Nairobi (Kenya)
Istanbul-Lviv (Ukraine)

Also, their LCC Anadolu Jet is shortly launching flights from Tekirdag/Corlu-Ankara and Adana-Ercan for the winter seanson. Tekirdag/Corlu airport is located in western side of Istanbul (approx. 1,5 hours from centre of Istanbul). The airport is underused and has all necessary requirements (such as 3000x45m runway, 11 aircraft capacity apron, 297 car park space etc.) for domestic and international flights.

See: http://www.dhmi.gov.tr/dosyalar/limanve ... /corlu.asp
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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 10 Nov 2008, 07:18

The Board of THY Turkish Airlines has also made an annoucement recently regarding buying more aircraft. According to the statement THY wants to buy 75 aircraft for the period of 2009-2023. 25 of them will be widebody aircraft for long haul and 50 aircraft will be narrow body for short and medium haul flights. They will also ask for option of buying further 10 wide body and 20 narrow body aircraft.

It is understood that THY is about to invite the following companies for the tender:

Airbus Company for widebody types A330 and A350 for narrow body types A319/320/321

Boeing Company for widebody types B777 and B778 for narrow body types B737/738/739.

The deliveries will be expected from the second part of 2010. After the tender, THY will negotiate some temporary leasing based on their need until the deliveries in 2010 and onwards.

Source: http://www.thy.com/tr-TR/corporate/news ... x?pid=2968

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 15 Nov 2008, 02:07

THY will start flying to Birmingham from December onwards. Istanbul-Birmingham flights will be 5 times a week.

Meanwhile Mr.Karlitekin, CEO of THY has announced Istanbul- Sao Paulo (Brasil) flights via Dakar (Senegal) will start in March 2009.

Recently I saw a list of THY people who got promotion or transferred on a forum where THY has appointed people for the new THY Sao Paulo office.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 03 Dec 2008, 07:04

THY has released a statement saying that they intend to start flying to Mashad(Iran)and Goteborg (Sweden) in early 2009.
Flights will be from Istanbul.

I guess more information will be released later.

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First from THY

Post by hakan » 13 Dec 2008, 01:28

THY has announced that they have wet-leased 3 off B777-300ER from Indian Jet Airways. It is understood that the first one is currently being painted to THY colours in Malaysia and will be in service around 15.December.

All crew on board will be Indian nationals with some THY cabin crew as THY has no experienced pilots or crew for B777-300ER type aircraft.
THY is sending some pilots, crew and technicians to Lufthansa for training. After 6 months, the aircraft will be manned by THY crew only.

The new aircraft will be used on routes to Singapore, Hong Kong, London, New York and Tokyo. The company has also leased 2 off A330-200 which will be delivered on February and April 2009.

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Turkish Cargo

Post by hakan » 16 Dec 2008, 12:27

Cargo arm of THY, Turkish Cargo, has added an A310-300F to its fleet recently. They have announced today that they will start charter cargo flights to Baghdad shortly.

Turkish Cargo currently flies to the following desinations with 4 cargo planes:

Maastricht - 5times a week
Frankfurt - 4times a week
Cologne, Paris, London and Tel Aviv- 3 times a week
Almaata, Delhi, Damascus, Amman, Zurich and Milan - twice a week
Dubai, Tbilisi, Moscow, Casablanca, Madrid and Algiers - once a week.

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Air Bosnia and THY

Post by hakan » 16 Dec 2008, 12:30

THY has announced that they are about to buy 49% of Air Bosnia. They are currently waiting for the final decision of the Bosnian Government before they sign the agreement.
It is understood that THY will improve the current fleet of Air Bosnia and increase the frequency of flights to Europe.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 21 Dec 2008, 03:03

The Board of THY has announced on 12.12.2008 that they will launch 2 new domestic flights. The flights Istanbul Ataturk-Canakkale-Istanbul Ataturk and Istanbul Ataturk-Usak-Istanbul Ataturk will start in early 2009.
These destinations were served by Atlas Jet before until they had to returned the leased CRJ900 aircraft to the lessor company.

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Flight increases from THY

Post by hakan » 27 Dec 2008, 05:46

THY has announced to increase the frequency of some flights:

Istanbul-Beirut-Istanbul flights will be increased to 7 times a week (everyday) from 2.January.2009.

Istanbul-Mardin-Istanbul flights will be increased to 7 times a week (everyday) from 6.January.2009.

Istanbul-Ashgabat-Istanbul flights will be increased to 10 times a week from 4.January.2009.

Istanbul-Baghdat-Istanbul flights are already inceased to 5 times a week on 3.December.2008.


The board of THY is also investigating whether they can start flying to Tokat (a domestic destination) from Istanbul shortly. They have sent a technical team to inspect the airport as they have concerns that they don't have a small aircraft to serve this airport as even the current THY's A319s may not be small enough to land.

The CEO, Mr.Karlitekin has said to the press that THY may look into leasing smaller a/c maybe turboprops to serve regional airports like Tokat.

Tokat was served by Atlas Jet before until they have returned the leased CRJ900 a/c to the lessor company.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 04 Jan 2009, 01:15

According to THY's new web site, THY has announced the start up dates for some new destinations:

Istanbul-Nairobi flights will start on 23.February.2009 and will be 3 time s a week.
Istanbul-Mashad flights will start on 15.March.2009 and will be 3 times a week.


Meanwhile flight frequencies to some destinations will be increased:

*Kahramanmaras (domestic) flights will be increased from 5 times a week to 7 times a week from 12.January.2009.
* Van (domestic) flights will be increased from 7 times a week to 10 times a week. from 20.January.2009.
*Istanbul-Mumbai flights will be increased from 3 times a week to 7 times a week from 2.February.2009.
*Istanbul-New Delhi flights will be increased from 5 times a week to 7 times a week from 2.February.2009.

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Kevin Costner and THY

Post by hakan » 07 Jan 2009, 07:07

According to Turkish media today that THY has signed an agreement with the American actor Kevin Costner who will be playing in a TV commercial where THY's first class service will be shown to the viewers. THY has recently introduced first class service after leasing 3 off B777s.

Oscar winning actor will be arriving in Istanbul shortly for a 3 day filming. Allegedly this commercial will be shown in TVs around the world to promote THY. :D

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news from THY

Post by hakan » 17 Jan 2009, 08:59

Some numbers from THY :

-Passenger numbers for THY have increased by 15% to 22,5 million passengers in 2008.
-Load factor has increased by 1,1% to 73,8% in 2008.

Some more destinations will have extra flights:

-Venice-Istanbul flights will be increased from 5 times a week to 7 times a week from 3.March.2009.
-Sarajevo-Istanbul flights will be increased from 5 times a week to 7 times a week from 3.February.2009.
-Barcelona-Istanbul flights will be increased from daily flights to twice a day flights from 4.March.2009.
-Kuwait-Istanbul flights will be increased from 4 times a week to 5 times a week from 7.March.2009.
-Basel-Istanbul flights will be increased from 4 times a week to 7 times a week from 3.March.2009.
-Twice a day Athens-Istanbul flights will have additional extra flights on every Friday and Sunday from 23.February.2009. :D

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Re: Turkish Cargo

Post by Atlantis » 17 Jan 2009, 09:09

hakan wrote:Cargo arm of THY, Turkish Cargo, has added an A310-300F to its fleet recently. They have announced today that they will start charter cargo flights to Baghdad shortly.

Turkish Cargo currently flies to the following desinations with 4 cargo planes:

Maastricht - 5times a week
No chance that they will move their cargo ops to Brussels Airport?

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Re: Turkish Cargo

Post by hakan » 20 Jan 2009, 09:33

Atlantis wrote:
hakan wrote:Cargo arm of THY, Turkish Cargo, has added an A310-300F to its fleet recently. They have announced today that they will start charter cargo flights to Baghdad shortly.

Turkish Cargo currently flies to the following desinations with 4 cargo planes:

Maastricht - 5times a week
No chance that they will move their cargo ops to Brussels Airport?
Atlantis, I haven't heard aything about moving the ops to Brussels from Maastricht. I will let you know if I hear any project or announcement re.this. Sorry!

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by hakan » 20 Jan 2009, 09:36

Helsinki-Istanbul flights will be increased from 5 times a week to 7 times a week from 5.March.2009. (I guess this is possibly a response to Finnair launching Istanbul flights soon.)

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Re: THY and Brussels

Post by hakan » 22 Jan 2009, 11:21

Atlantis wrote:
hakan wrote:Cargo arm of THY, Turkish Cargo, has added an A310-300F to its fleet recently. They have announced today that they will start charter cargo flights to Baghdad shortly.

Turkish Cargo currently flies to the following desinations with 4 cargo planes:

Maastricht - 5times a week
No chance that they will move their cargo ops to Brussels Airport?
Atlantis, THY is not moving its cargo ops to Brussels airport but they have decided to increase frequency of Istanbul-Brussels flights from 17 times a week to 21 times a week from 2.March.2009. :D

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increase of frequency

Post by hakan » 23 Jan 2009, 09:12

As the new season approaches THY is continue to change and increase the frequency of their flights. Here is the latest one announced:

Istanbul-Dublin flights will be increased from 5 times a week to 7 times a week from 28.March.2009.

I understand THY is also looking for more qaulified pilots from overseas to employ. I also heard that they are about to announce their decision on buying new aircraft shortly.

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by Acid-drop » 23 Jan 2009, 10:45

Istanbul-Brussels flights from 17 times a week to 21 times a week from 2.March.2009.
lol that's massive. How many tons a year are they doing ?

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by Airbus A330 » 23 Jan 2009, 11:04

Hello Acid-drop,

Those flights are PAX flights. ;)

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Re: New destinations from THY

Post by Acid-drop » 23 Jan 2009, 13:43

my mistake :)
this seems more logical :)

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