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^ As was mentioned it was a case of lost in translation, dark continent being the correct version.

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A bomb threat forced a Turkish Airlines flight from New York City to Istanbul to divert and
land in Halifax ,Canada this Sunday morning.

256 people were on board the A330 making a flight from JFK to IST.
Nothing found by the police.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... hreat.html

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globetrotter wrote:A new destination in Ukraine Zaporozhye, thrice weekly from IST with A319, begins December.
6th destination in Ukraine, from 28 December.
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TK have gained apparoval to launch Fisalabad in Pakistan sometime next year.

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Top three load routes:

Islamabad 95%
Delhi 93%
Mumbai 91%

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A headache for Turkish Airlines : 142 cancellations today

Istanbul is not really a city one would connect with cold weather and snow.

Today Turkish Airlines cancelled 142 flights to and from Istanbul and warned of further disruption in coming days as the city braced Wednesday for heavy snow.

Many of the cancelled flights were domestic, but routes to European and Middle Eastern airports including Hamburg, Munich, Milan and Tehran were also hit.

Snowfall is expected to begin on Wednesday and continue until Jan. 2.

More than 1,000 snow-clearing vehicles and other heavy machinery were on standby to try to keep the city's easily clogged road networks open.

Source: e-Turbo News
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Istanbul Ataturk airport was closed for 30 minutes last night. Lots of flights were diverted to other airports. The snow fall has been heavy and the temperatures were around -1C to -6C depend on which part of Istanbul you were. Sabiha Gokcen Airport is also effected. Pegasus, Anadolu Jet, THY and others ended up cancelling lots of flights.

Some pictures of IST on this link:

http://www.airporthaber.com/thy-haberle ... ilesi.html

Source: Airporthaber.com

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Turkish Airlines will begin a 3 weekly service to Juba via Entebbe, from 26 March 2016, with a B737-900ER.

Source: Airlineroute

Turkish Airlines becomes the first European airline to land in South Sudan, the world's youngest state.

Currently Turkish serves Entebbe every day, via Kigali. Is Turkish will add flights to Entebbe (10 flights a week) ? or Turkish will keep a daily service to Entebbe (3 flights via Juba and 4 via Kigali).

I think that both Entebbe & Kigali will keep a daily service and some flights to Kigali will be operated via Kilimanjaro, like KLM did in 2014 & 2015.

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Turkish Airlines expects to reach 72.4 million passengers in 2016, with passenger load factor is expected to be 78%, and total ASKs to rise 21%. Cargo/mail carried will increase by 13% reaching 815,000 tonnes during the year.

Turkish Airlines plans its fleet size to reach 339 by end of 2016, including 240 narrowbodies, 87 widebodies and 12 cargo aircraft.
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Turkish Airlines cancelled more than 400 flights scheduled on 18 and 19 January 2016 due to heavy snowfall in Istanbul. Not sure whether any flights to Brussels were concerned...
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sn26567 wrote:Turkish Airlines cancelled more than 400 flights scheduled on 18 and 19 January 2016 due to heavy snowfall in Istanbul. Not sure whether any flights to Brussels were concerned...
Yes, they had some cancellations for IST-BRU-IST on Monday and on Tuesday.

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sn26567 wrote:Turkish Airlines cancelled more than 400 flights scheduled on 18 and 19 January 2016 due to heavy snowfall in Istanbul. Not sure whether any flights to Brussels were concerned...
Yes, they had some cancellations for IST-BRU-IST on Monday and on Tuesday.
The outgoing TK-1942 to Istanbul (ETD 08h05 this morning) seems to be the only THY cancellation for today.

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From the Dutch Scramble forum about Schiphol AMS:

All 3 B777-300's of Kenya Airways are expected to arrive at AMS the next days, for repainting in Hangar 9 into Türkish Airlines. 5Y-KZZ had to arrive today, but is now postponed till 21 Jan arr 14h45L.

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THY's Chairman Mr. Ilker Ayci has announced today that THY will start flying to Gotham City and Metropolis in USA :D :)

The destination names might sound familiar? Yes... :lol:

THY became the official airline partner to the movie of "Batman vs Superman".

See the link:

http://www.airporthaber.com/fotogaleri/ ... -tanitti/1

Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill will also appear in THY commercial soon.

Greets,
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All that money spent on commercial partnerships... in stead of on improving their customer service...

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b-west wrote:All that money spent on commercial partnerships... in stead of on improving their customer service...
Agreed b-west, There is always a room for improvement. I am sure they will continue to improve their services as well as their spending for advertising, commercial agreements etc. They are concentrating on North and South American markets and destinations.

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b-west wrote:All that money spent on commercial partnerships... in stead of on improving their customer service...
While there is always room for improvement (and rest assured, they are constantly working on it), I think you can easily say Turkish Airlines is one of the best airlines in Europe on a lot of aspects.

But as with all big and fast growing companies, they do have some difficulties in keeping the standards up while expanding very rapidly.

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RoMax wrote:
b-west wrote:All that money spent on commercial partnerships... in stead of on improving their customer service...
While there is always room for improvement (and rest assured, they are constantly working on it), I think you can easily say Turkish Airlines is one of the best airlines in Europe on a lot of aspects.

But as with all big and fast growing companies, they do have some difficulties in keeping the standards up while expanding very rapidly.
Sorry, I've had too many bad experiences with them over the last 2 or 3 years to believe that. They're very good at advertising, but their call center is horribly incompetent, booking an award ticket is a complete mess and if anything goes wrong, you're pretty much on your own. And they still have a rather questionable safety record...

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Aloha Luchtzak Readers,

THY and Hawaiian Airlines have signed a code share agreement. More details on this Hawaiian Airlines news link:

https://newsroom.hawaiianairlines.com/r ... -agreement

Mahalo.

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Turkish Airlines is to introduce service from Istanbul to both Bogota and Panama City, depending on availability of aircraft in its fleet.
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