Alacati airport will be the regions 2nd commercial airport after ADB some 80km away. Planned opening in late 2020. And in regards to ADB, a feasibility study is also being undertaken about the potential for a 2nd runway. :o I am from Cesme and this is exciting news! Do you have more details on this...Jump to post
Latest news about the fate of IST: President Erdogan: "Atatürk Airport will be a huge national garden" I'll believe it when I see it :) It is a shame that a 60+M capacity, an established/connected airport will be closed to make way for the 150M new airport. There will be a demand for a 3r...Jump to post
Does anyone know if SAW will receive widebodies and flights beyond the reach of narrowbodies will start ? If no, then we are gonna have to go all the way to the 3rd airport for this. All Turkish citizens pretty well know it is not possible to do that. Waaay outside the city. I believe SAW will star...Jump to post
Flight attendants are ultimately responsible for those passengers not wearing the oxygen mask the right way. For starters, those that were caught on camera wearing the mask the wrong way, no one knows whether or not they were or weren't paying attention to the inflight safety briefing/check. Unless...Jump to post
From routesonline.com: " Turkish Airlines expands Garuda Indonesia codeshare from April 2018 Turkish Airlines and Garuda Indonesia last week expanded codeshare partnership, which sees TK-coded flight numbers being placed on Garuda Indonesia service beyond Jakarta. Approximately from 12APR18, p...Jump to post
If anyone is interesting in seeing updates with pictures on the new airport, someone is frequently posting pictures over on Flyertalk: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/turkish ... st29524960
Good stuff over there!
Canada and Turkey announce additional codesharing. No additional slots into Canada for TK, for now. https://otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/ruling/a-2018-40 I am confused by this quote in the article: Air Canada to serve the additional point Izmir, Turkey by selling transportation in its own name on flights oper...Jump to post
And as far as SAW discussion goes, I guess it's a great airport for O&D traffic if you live close to it but for connections, I find it's a horrible airport. (My main TK route is BRU-IST/SAW/-ADB). The experience for premium pax (J or Y with status) doing Intl -> Domestic especially. Sure I get t...Jump to post
Hello there Turkish Aviation fans, I had to start this thread a bit early this month. I have a flight this afternoon, hope you understand. You can find last month's thread here: (thanks to a.net member "mickster" to tell me how to link like below) Turkish Aviation February 2018 4784717 -L...Jump to post
Next US markets for TK will be DFW, EWR and SEA. Work has commenced on office leases, airport operating agreements and handling vendor RFPs. Does anyone know if TC-JNA/JNB/JNC/JND have been reconfigured with to C18 (new configuration)? I show JNA, B, D and E are new 18/232. Dont think JNC is done y...Jump to post
That sounds like it's going to be a mess... Poor people with flights booked during those 3 days, how are they going to re accommodate them all? And bookings are still open on those dates... They should at least post a warning on their site when trying to book a ticket during the move dates saying th...Jump to post
Is it me or are they really throwing water to stop the fire? If it's a lithium battery, that will just intensify the flames. And it was coming from a cabin crew too. Shouldn't they have proper training on this and use appropriate equipment available on board?Jump to post
-There was a drunk group of soccer fans chanting at the terminal, on the plane.. pretty much without any consequences. I even saw FA's giving them beer and snacks for free just to shut them up. -Almost all of the pax were in the aisles long before we parked at our gate at SAW. Just incredible :( Fl...Jump to post
Also: "We have received a new flight code for Atatürk Airport from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). From now on it will work under the code ISL, and its current code IST will be assigned to Istanbul New Airport," she said. From: https://www.dailysabah.com/business/2018/0...Jump to post
Also just read that their LF of 79.8% is their highest ever! (Source: TK's Linkedin). Also, with so many bug ifs why not just delay the airport move by a 1 month or something? There are so many grey areas right now that the chances that things will be chaotic are almost certain... Also is it true th...Jump to post
I don't know, I think it's a good partnership. AA's network within the northwest is close to non existent. On the other hand AS's coverage of the southeast is pretty bad.
So overall I think the partnership makes sense.
Currently sitting in the lounge at IST, on the way back to BRU from a BRU-IST-ADB trip. Lounge is packed, the airport itself is ok, have seen much worse. Weird to see most international gates with no aircraft at all at IST :o https://preview.ibb.co/cuBFtb/IMG_0849.jpg On the first 2 segments of my t...Jump to post
The TOGA scenario leaked all over the news, and I spoke with someone who happens to be an examiner/instructor (don’t know the correct term sorry) and he confirmed the story as well, i actually have a video of the same situation simulated on simulator. But I don’t think I am allowed to share it. Sen...Jump to post
BRU announced a new Chinese destination, Shenzhen. Operated 2 x w by Hainan Airlines. https://www.brusselsairport.be/pressroom/hainan-airlines-connects-brussels-airport-to-the-major-chinese-city-of-shenzhen/ https://www.brusselsairport.be/pressroom/nl-be/hainan-airlines-verbindt-brussels-airport-me...Jump to post
If the article below is correct, TK and Airbus are about to sign a deal for 25 A350s today. http://www.airkule.com/haber/THY-A350-900-ICIN-IMZA-ATACAK/29268 Karel or TK787 do the honors and start a thread please, although it would be ironic if TK787 started the TK buying A350 thread:)))) Ha ha ha.....Jump to post
Why STN over Luton? What about leeds/bradford? Both Luton and Leeds Bradford lack of runway length. Luton has 2.162 meters, Leeds Bradford 2.250 meters. That's too little for a 777, let alone an A380. Stansted has a 3.049 meters runway, so that's much longer. For a flight to Dubai you really need t...Jump to post
Wow there are videos on Flyertalk where you can see smoke inside terminals, hope everyone can get out safely. Also reports of deplaning using emergency slides. Yikes , isn't that going to put the planes out if service ? Yep... Here is the article: https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Passengers-Hi...Jump to post
What is concerning is that the press release mentioned there isn't definitive to the cause or spot of the outage. Thought that was strange too. How can you set a earliest if you don't know what happened and the extend of the damage? They probably do have a pretty good idea of what happened but woul...Jump to post
Yes from my experience getting SSSS'd actually helped. You skip the whole TSA queue and the only extra things they asked me was to turn on all my electronics and they do the explosive residue search thing, that's all. (Got SSSS'd 3 times total)Jump to post
Also a good thing to know: as First class is not bookable on the route, you can purchase a J ticket and select a F class seat. So you get a First class seat at the price of a Business class? Yes but just the seat, service will be J. Also, even though you can select a F seat during your booking, the...Jump to post
The middle J seats can also be transformed into a double bed! Very cool.
The feat "hole" for solo pods look very slim though.
They may indeed have a crew shortage for all I know, but even if they do, the fact that they're dropping this flight out of all of their long-haul flights indicates that, at best, SJC is performing relatively poorly. Do they operate any of their other FRA-USA flights on A340s? TPA if I remember cor...Jump to post
I'm flying from London to Hong Kong via Doha on the 22/06. Do you think it is wise to rebook and/or will there be serious delays and implications etc? Be sure and post a detailed trip report of your layover in Doha! It will be one of the more interesting posts of the year! I am flying through DOH t...Jump to post
Kickert wrote:Why would they not land in Istanbul?
What difference it makes to fly Emirates or United from Dubai for example, yet passengers are allowed to take their electronics if they fly United but Emirates No - same airport authorities performed the security checks for both flights, I avoided comparing at Cairo as only Egyptair flies to the US...Jump to post