MalevTU134 wrote:And as for nonstop...would PER really be impossible with today's equipment? Look at this:
http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=Ist-eze%0D ... ts&RS=best
(Comparison with EZE is made simply to show that it wouldn't even be TK's longest route, albeit EZE is operated with a stop in GRU, of course. )
Qantas did a charter flight on PER-SAW a couple of years ago and the flight time was just over 14 hours from what I can remember, so TK could do it with aircraft already in their fleet if they wanted to
aldrigsomandre wrote:PER would not be a suitable market for TK as there aren't many Turks in PER and the mining boom has ended so many airlines are downsizing or ending their PER services.
I suggest you get your facts right. NO airline has ended services to PER. Most of the reduction in capacity has been domestic. Of the 3 airlines that have reduced aircraft size of which are GA (increased competition on PER-DPS), MH (increased competition and the lack of widebodies) and EK (jumping the gun on a 2nd A388 service along with both QR & EY increasing seat capacity)
Pe@rson wrote:aldrigsomandre wrote:PER would not be a suitable market for TK as there aren't many Turks in PER and the mining boom has ended so many airlines are downsizing or ending their PER services.
Not many Qataris or Emiratis either, yet there's a daily flight to Doha, up to 2x daily to Abu Dhabi, and 2x daily to Dubai.
Of course, it's majorly about connections.
Turkish also has a stronger European network, albeit less coordinated hub than DXB/AUH/DOH.
A TK flight to PER would be focused on connections mainly to Europe, not the PER-IST market. BTW AUH is daily