Category Archives: Turkish Airlines

Finnair and Turkish Airlines launch code shares

Delivered on December 13, 2018

Finnair and Turkish Airlines today announced a codeshare agreement that brings more choice to the airline’s customers. Starting September 29, the Finnair AY code will be added to Turkish Airlines route between Helsinki and Istanbul, and from Istanbul to Athens, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Amman, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxor, Antalya and Gazipasa.  Respectively, the Turkish Airlines TK code will be added to the following routes from Finnair’s Helsinki hub: Kuopio, Vaasa, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Reykjavik, Tallinn, Tartu, Riga, Vilnius, Antalya and Gazipasa.

2021 special scheme for Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics Games, Team Türkiye

Turkish Airlines flies to more countries and international destinations than any other airline in the world, and currently operates to more than 300 international passenger and cargo destinations in total, in 127 countries.

Top Copyright Photo: Finnair Airbus A350-941 OH-LWM (msn 264) LHR (SPA). Image: 945935.

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Above Copyright Photo: Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-203 TC-JNB (msn 704) (Team Türkiye) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 954480.

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Turkish increases the number of flights to Dubai

Turkish Airlines Airbus A350-941 TC-LGB (msn 421) FRA (Bernhard Ross). Image: 953634.

Turkish Airlines increased the frequency of its Dubai to Turkey route to three daily flights to its Istanbul hub.

The new flight will start to operate from June 17, 2021. It will depart from Dubai daily at 10:20 and arrive in Istanbul at 14:00 with return flights leaving Istanbul at 20:40 and arriving in Dubai the next morning at 2:00. All times are local times of their departure points.  

The flight will be operated with wide body aircrafts.

The airline also launched its Newark route, starting its flights on May 22,  2021. Newark is the 10th USA destination in the extensive network of the flag carrier. Other new destinations launched include Vancouver, Canada and Turkistan, Kazakhstan.

Top Copyright Photo: Turkish Airlines Airbus A350-941 TC-LGB (msn 421) FRA (Bernhard Ross). Image: 953634.

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Turkish Airlines Cargo opens a new cargo connection from Munich to Istanbul

Munich International Airport made this announcement:

A new scheduled service is now available for the fast transport of goods from Munich to Istanbul and beyond to many Asian destinations. Turkish Airlines Cargo has now launched its first weekly cargo service from Bavaria to the Bosporus.

The Turkish carrier is operating Airbus A330F freighters on its new cargo route. The new service has already been well received by Bavaria’s business community and logistics companies. The inaugural flights to and from Istanbul were already fully booked with 50 tons of freight on each flight.

Photo, Huseyin Ceyhan, Vice President of Turkish Airlines (2nd from left), Ahmet Yildirim, Regional Cargo Director Germany of Turkish Airlines (center), Jost Lammers, CEO Munich Airport (4th from left) and the pilots joined the traditional ribbon cutting in front of the Turkish Airlines freighter.

Turkish Airlines resumes Boeing 737 MAX operations, restructures its remaining orders


Turkish Airlines resumed Boeing 737 MAX operations on April 15 with its 12 MAX aircraft already delivered.

According to a public disclosure, the airline has cancelled 10 out of its 75 MAX jets on order. An additional 40 aircraft will be changed to options.

Of the 13 MAX jets already built and awaiting delivery, the company has reached agreement with Boeing to delay the delivery of the aircraft until the company can handle the financial strain.

Top Copyright Photo: Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 TC-LCN (msn 60056) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 945930.

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Turkish Airlines suspends flights to four countries

Turkish Airlines has made this announcement:

In line with the official authorities’ decisions and the precautions we take for your health; our the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark and South Africa flights have been suspended.

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Turkish Airlines becomes the largest operator in Europe! (for now)

COVID-19 is creating new airline rankings as some airlines restart operations at a faster pace than others.

Turkish Airlines has made this announcement:

Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline, was reported as the busiest operator in Europe last week after successfully restarting domestic and international passenger operations. On June 17, 2020, Turkish Airlines had 400 flights in Eurocontrol area for the first time an airline has that number since March 24, 2020.

EUROCONTROL is a pan-European, civil-military organisation dedicated to supporting European aviation. They confirmed that Turkey’s national flag carrier operated 359 flights during the first week of June from its home at Istanbul Airport. On 14th June three aircraft were able to take off simultaneously with the opening of Istanbul Airport’s third independent runway, a momentous occasion for the future of Turkish aviation.

With the resumption of services, Turkish Airlines also announced new ‘Guidelines for Safe Travel’ and two new inflight services to protect the health of its guests. Prepared with scientific data in mind, the flag carrier is distributing “Hygiene Kits” containing a face mask, disinfectant and antiseptic tissue to its guests, while “Hygiene Expert” cabin crews were appointed to flights to enforce all on-board hygiene and social distancing measures for the healthy travel of passengers.

Turkish Airlines’ aircrafts are disinfected prior to every flight via thorough cleaning methods. Hygiene in the cabin is ensured as all contact points in the aircraft are comprehensively cleaned using chemicals safe for human health, and with methods that are proven scientifically to be effective. Special equipment and chemicals are used for different surfaces such as seats, windows, screens and lavatories.

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Turkish Airlines suspends routes to Europe

Turkish Airlines has made this announcement:

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Europe, our flights with Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, Austria and Holland as departure point are suspended until April 17, 2020.

As the airline that always puts the travel security at the forefront, Turkish Airlines will continue to monitor the latest developments on the situation with the national and international health authorities and take appropriate precautions.

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Passenger on Turkish Airlines flight tests positive for coronavirus, plane grounded at Changi Airport

From CNA:

A passenger arriving in Singapore today tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Turkish Airlines aircraft is grounded at Changi Airport.

Read the full report.

Turkish Airlines cancels all flights to Italy, South Korea and Iraq

Turkish Airlines has made this announcement:

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Italy, our flights to/from this country are cancelled starting from March 1, 2020.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in South Korea and Iraq, our flights between February 29 – March 1, 2020 to/from Seoul, Baghdad, Basra, Najaf, Sulaymaniyah and Erbil are cancelled.

Iran flights: Apart from the Tehran flights, all operations to/from destinations in Iran are cancelled until March 10, 2020.

Turkish followed up with this announcement:

Due to coronavirus outbreak, our flights to China’s Xi’an, Guangzhou and Shanghai cities are cancelled until March 29, 2020.

Our flights to Beijing are cancelled until March 9, 2020 and further actions will be determined after talks with related authorities.

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