Hi everyone I've been traveling a bit so wasnt able to contribute, went to Tulum and fell in love, got a questionr egarding CUN flights when will it be bookable? Thanks Welcome back, now it is my turn. I am leaving in two days to go pretty close to Tulum. I thought MEX flights are bookable, just lo...Jump to post
Wow, TK, who knew?? Over 20 years ago I lived in Houston for a short time and was amazed even at that time how many Turks chose Houston for their college education and for their healthcare needs. 90% lox might be better than JFK-IST or LAX-IST. Can we see a daily double when 359s arrive next year??Jump to post
TK's new goals for the end of 2019..... 80M pax, up from 75.2M this year. Also they say they want to grow in the Americas 7% this year, that means roughly 1000 pax a day, 500 each way. So, about two more round trips from IST. MEX will be one of that, later in the year. Any ideas, how they will carry...Jump to post
Turkish Airlines is returning to the Super Bowl for its third consecutive Big Game spot. The 30-second commercial will air in the first quarter of the Big Game, on Feb. 3. https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/turkish-airlines-returns-to-the-super-bowl-with-a-30-second-spot/ Great!! Can't wait to ...Jump to post
If I'm honest its pretty impressive that ATC were able to manage all this traffic in such poor conditions and a tiny airport. :) Isn't this incredible that IST still considered a tiny airport? It has been in the top 15 busiest airports in the world by passenger numbers for years. And all this is do...Jump to post
Well, there was an earlier airporthaber.com report that a Turkish Military C-130 was stuck on 5/23 runway after bursting tires upon landing. Runway closed for sometime but not sure what a C-130 doing in the middle of IST!!!!! http://www.airporthaber.com/havacilik-haberleri/ahlde-askeri-ucagin-iniste...Jump to post
With far more taxiways, gates, and parking spots, the new IST will be able to land almost twice the aircraft per hour while still allowing aircraft to take off at the rate of the old IST. A 3rd runway is needed. But parallel runways have a huge advantage over crossing runways. The taxiway system wi...Jump to post
Hey folks, I just came across this yesterday randomly.
I spotted TC-JOO TK's 332F, doing a HEL-ISL flight. When I look I see it did a bunch of ISL flights. Is this a glitch, any ideas??
Is this a 787 route? I would think so. 6 x 789s coming this year starting June. Line no's: 865, 873, 879, 883, 897, 899 So, maybe in July they will do some short hops domestic and International and by August TK starts DPS and IAD with 787s and mid September BOG-PTY. So MEX is during the same time w...Jump to post
IST-MEX officially announced. Schedule as follows : TK 181 21/08/2019 25/08/2019 ..3.5.7 IST 20:55 4:10 MEX +1 TK 181 22/08/2019 26/08/2019 1..4.6.MEX 05:30 7:50 CUN TK 181 22/08/2019 26/08/2019 1..4.6. CUN 09:20 5:25 IST +1 Congrats to TK !!! This will become TK's longest flight, overtaking IST-LA...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:by738 wrote:Another 737, another Turkish...
Well, seeing TK alone have 63 738's - not including other 737 varients -
So, in the next 5 years; some 332s, 333s, 77Ws will leave the fleet, a total of 24 frames. With 789s and 359s coming, that is an increase of 26 WB frames in 5 years if no other WB arrivals. I believe TK will exercise the 5 each options for 789 and 359; so that makes it 36 frames. And the average age...Jump to post
aldrigsomandre wrote:Where would TK use the 400+ pax jets?
Quick question: TK will be coming to EWR in August, what are the chances if TK wanted to fly 2 x Daily after that? Not sure about restrictions at EWR. Thank you. There's no slot restrictions at EWR anymore, if they wanted to go to 2x daily there's nothing to stop them. They might need to be flexibl...Jump to post
Happy New Year Turkish Aviation fans, Wishing all of you a happy, healthy and peaceful 2019. May all your voyages be safe and all your landings smooth :) 5310121 Interesting piece of info about the above photo is that I was inside that 777 all the way in the backgroun; just landed from DXB and I saw...Jump to post
I do not know the answer, but at SAW; I take public transport to the airport. There, every 15 min a special van takes pax to Domestic Lounge which you can't get to by walking. From the lounge, again they take us with vans to departing airplanes. At current IST, different situation, you can only tak...Jump to post
Is the airport planned under the assumption that business/gold passengers do not use public transport? I do not know the answer, but at SAW; I take public transport to the airport. There, every 15 min a special van takes pax to Domestic Lounge which you can't get to by walking. From the lounge, aga...Jump to post
I just saw this: airporthaber.com reports more flights by first half of January and the move is now on March 3rd.
http://www.airporthaber.com/havacilik-h ... tacak.html
Is it still possible? Two airports can operate at the same time?
IIRC, Mexico City airport construction just got cancelled few months back: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-airport/what-is-next-for-mexico-city-airport-after-mega-project-axed-idUSKCN1N51BQ And, I agree... I could care less if it is the biggest, longest, busiest... I want easiest to get to...Jump to post
airporthaber.com posted some pictures of the new airports TK domestic lounge: http://www.airporthaber.com/thy-haberleri/thynin-cip-salonu-hazir.html very similar to the setup at the current IST. I think this is done fast, just to get it done....otherwise it is, mediocre. It is still nice to be airsi...Jump to post
this video of mini TK A330 landing at mini Hamburg is awesome:
https://www.facebook.com/turkishairline ... live_video
It could be that I usually do not know where to go, I was just checking some routes and schedules :) I might just book a trip to Southern Europe but still concerned about the new airport and not knowing where I would connect. Here we go again. Postponed till March. Still, that does not help people ...Jump to post
The latest issue of ANKER report is out and some interesting numbers for Turkish Aviation:
Nov 18 vs Nov 17 numbers:
2.4% pax decline across all airports in Turkey,
In terms of airlines:
I heard TK has some concerns about connecting time They are avare of size of terminal but pax flow is different. Arriving passengers must use escalator/elevator and go one level up than go two levels down to customs or down one level for transit. All these ups and downs create extra problem especia...Jump to post
Craziest thing!!! I was looking at some tickets at TK website and all of a sudden I got this message on my screen: " Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.turkishairlines.com/" on this server" It lasted about an hour and I could not go to the website. Is t...Jump to post
By the way folks, changing the subject a bit but... I was in Petra, Jordan last month and TK built a covered tiered sitting area, bleachers at the entrance of Petra big enough for few hundred people. It has all kinds of TK posters surrounding it and it says if you show your TK ticket, you can get a ...Jump to post
Hello there Turkish Aviation fans, welcome to another thread. And Happy "Turkish Aviation Thread” Anniversary, first thread December 2006. WoW!!! Thank you all for keeping these threads going for all these years. Here is a photo of TK 77W TC-LJA flying in formation with Turkish Stars during the...Jump to post
The new J product looks great, I think it will be tough for TK to convert the 777W's to 1-2-1 unless they do some creative landscaping and add more rows because thats a lot of revenue lost, I happen to think TK needs 2 configs for its 777's one with around 40 J seats to high premium markets. I fly ...Jump to post
@ TK787: As you are a very frequent flyer between JFK and mostly IST, and also mostly in business class and your flights are mostly on 77W: what's the chance that you are obliged to get imprisoned on the middle seat of the 2-3-2 row? If, TK decides to refurbish 77W business cabins and switch over t...Jump to post
Thanks for the links, looks great. It never bothered me to have 2-3-2 seating in the Business Class, but for the first time; last night I saw 3 pax that are not related seated in the middle 3 and the lady in the middle had to climb over the sleeping pax every single time she had to use the aisles an...Jump to post
Hello everyone, just landed at JFK from a long day of flying on TK; DXB-IST-JFK both on 77W Business Class seat 6A. First leg on TC-JJM "Marmara" 7.7 years old. 41J 284Y on board. At 7am DXB Terminal 1 looked like a ghost town compared to IST. There were at least 20 planes landing in front...Jump to post
Latest numbers from TK:
http://investor.turkishairlines.com/en/ ... isclosures
-Oct 2018 total pax number up 5.1% to 6.5M pax
-YTD 2018 total pax number up 10.9% to 64.2M pax.
Which gates are domestic and which international? All of A-B-C-D-E & F Gates are international and only G Gates (where there are 2*MARS gates that can accomodate up to 18 narrow bodies) are domestic... However, I've heard that in case of future need, several F Gates in Pier 1 adjoining Pier 2 (...Jump to post
A321Lufthansa wrote:Which gates are domestic and which international?
Why are all four runways on one side of the terminal initially? Seems like a strange layout to start with. Those are two runways with back up taxiways next to them, so total of two runways in operation as of now. 3rd runway in construction will be finished late 2019 to 2020 is on the other side of ...Jump to post
-TK to start IST-Dakar-Banjul starts 2 x weekly this month. I have a friend here in NY, so happy about this news, so that he can take TK to his hometown in Gambia. It would be a lot faster via Casablanca, unless he wants to visit Istanbul. It is not the fast connection, or visiting IST, it is all a...Jump to post
Can anyone help me figure out what the reason was for the original delay? Incoming aircraft was the reason given by the captain but as IST is a hub this seems like a ridiculous excuse. AFAIK, TK do not have a spare Long Haul plane to replace, say a YYZ flight. For short/medium distances they could ...Jump to post
My interesting experience today IST-YYZ. I get to airport, check in as normal. Head to lounge and think to check screen for boarding gate and note a 3 hour 40 minute delay. Nice of agent not to mention or TK to send a message. Then go to gate one hour before departure but end up sitting for 2 hours...Jump to post
I think it's highly likely that at the last minute they will change their minds and not try to do it all in one day, but who knows? I'm going to be flying out of there next week on one of the TK test flights to Antalya so I'll see a bit more and get an idea of how ready the interior and gates are. ...Jump to post
Quick question about this photo where Slyvia Hoeks is leaving the TK Business Class; I've never seen this center wall design scheme. Anyone? http://www.airturkhaber.com/haberler/ridley-scoot-filmi-yolculuk/ Usually, this is the look (first few pictures) https://liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com/2018/0...Jump to post