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by TK787
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 12682

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

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...

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by TK787
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH November loads for foreign widebodies.
Replies: 7
Views: 1425

Re: IAH November loads for foreign widebodies.

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??

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by TK787
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 12682

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

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...

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by TK787
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 12682

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

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 ...

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by TK787
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 12682

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

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...

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by TK787
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 12682

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

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...

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by TK787
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 12682

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

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...

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by TK787
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 12682

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/tc-joo
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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??
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/tc-joo

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by TK787
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 12682

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

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...

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by TK787
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 12682

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

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...

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by TK787
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lviv, Ukraine is closed as a THY B-737 skidded off the runway
Replies: 16
Views: 5291

Re: Lviv, Ukraine is closed as a THY B-737 skidded off the runway

TC957 wrote:
by738 wrote:
Another 737, another Turkish...

Well, seeing TK alone have 63 738's - not including other 737 varients -

105 737 variants, 17 more coming this year.
But why would an a 737 go off runway during taxi?

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by TK787
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 12682

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

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...

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by TK787
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 12682

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

aldrigsomandre wrote:
Where would TK use the 400+ pax jets?

I meant to say; 400+ seat pax jets, not 400 more jets :)
It is just another 50 pax more than the current 77Ws.
Any airport with slot restrictions will have to go to larger jets, like European cities, India, China, JFK, LAX, N.Africa

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by TK787
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 12682

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

In the next 5 years, arrival of 25 x 789s and 25 x 359s will free up a lot of 333s.
IMHO, TK's next orders will be jets carrying 400+ pax and jets smaller/ than 738MAX.

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by TK787
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR pax numbers through October 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 5368

Re: EWR pax numbers through October 2018

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...

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by TK787
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 15869

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

Please continue here:
Turkish Aviation January 2019
Moderators, please archive this thread since I've started a new one. Happy New Year :)

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by TK787
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 12682

Turkish Aviation - January 2019

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...

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by TK787
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 323
Views: 89749

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

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...

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by TK787
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 323
Views: 89749

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

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...

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by TK787
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 15869

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

http://www.airporthaber.com/havacilik-h ... tacak.html
Is it still possible? Two airports can operate at the same time?
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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?

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by TK787
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 15869

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

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...

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by TK787
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR pax numbers through October 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 5368

Re: EWR pax numbers through October 2018

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.

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by TK787
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 15869

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

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...

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by TK787
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 15869

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

https://www.facebook.com/turkishairline ... live_video
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this video of mini TK A330 landing at mini Hamburg is awesome:
https://www.facebook.com/turkishairline ... live_video

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by TK787
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 15869

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

HeyTK wrote:
How many Max 8s will be delivered in 2019?

19 x MAX8s
5 x MAX9s

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by TK787
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 15869

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

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 ...

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by TK787
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 15869

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

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,
-ESB -20.7%
-AYT +27.2%
-IST +1%
-SAW +2.4%
-ADB -9.1%
-Adana -9.2%

In terms of airlines:
-TK +3.2%
-KK -39.1%
-Onur -54.2%

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by TK787
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 323
Views: 89749

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

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...

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by TK787
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 15869

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

TK is announcing some interesting routes, might be seasonal; like AYT-TLV and DLM-AMM.

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by TK787
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 15869

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

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.

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by TK787
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 15869

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

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...

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by TK787
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 15869

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

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 ...

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by TK787
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 15869

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

Thanks for the info and it was my mistake about the start date... Flights start Dec5, 2019 and end March22, 2020. So it seems seasonal.

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by TK787
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 15869

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

TK to fly to Rovaniemi, Finland starting Dec5th, 3 x weekly. I just looked at it, population 61,000. What is the other factors for TK to start this route? Thanks.

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by TK787
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 15869

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

Thanks Stylo:
-Any idea if they have the air conditioning on, does it feel cold inside?
-What is that construction picture of?

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by TK787
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 14452

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Please continue here: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Moderators, please archive this thread since I've started a new one. Thank you.

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by TK787
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 15869

Turkish Aviation December 2018

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...

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by TK787
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 14452

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

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 ...

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by TK787
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 14452

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

@ 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...

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by TK787
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 14452

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

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...

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by TK787
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 14452

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

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...

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by TK787
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 14452

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

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.
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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.

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by TK787
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 323
Views: 89749

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

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 (...

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by TK787
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 323
Views: 89749

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

A321Lufthansa wrote:
Which gates are domestic and which international?

AFAIK, "G" gates are the only Domestic gates; see post#222 for diagram. "mafaky" please correct me, if I'm wrong, thanks.

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by TK787
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 323
Views: 89749

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

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 ...

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by TK787
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 14452

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

-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...

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by TK787
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 14452

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

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 ...

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by TK787
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 14452

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

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...

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by TK787
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 323
Views: 89749

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

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. ...

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by TK787
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 14452

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

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...

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