Category Archives: Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines to extend the Johannesburg route to Durban

Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) has announced it will extend the current Istanbul (Ataturk) – Johannesburg route to Durban this fall. Durban will become the third destination for the carrier in South Africa.

Turkish currently has the fourth largest flight network with 276 destinations in 110 countries.

In other news, the carrier started daily service to Dammam flights from/to Istanbul (Sabiha Gökçen International Airport). Damman becomes the 22nd destination from the secondary airport of Istanbul.

Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-303 TC-JNS (msn 1458) climbs away from the runway at London’s Heathrow Airport.

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Turkish Airlines is coming to Atlanta

Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) on May 16, 2016 will add Atlanta and the nonstop Istanbul (Ataturk) – Atlanta route. The new route will be operate on a daily basis with Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-35R VT-JEM (msn 35162) climbs away from London’s Heathrow Airport.

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Turkish Airlines takes delivery of its 125th Boeing airplane

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Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) yesterday (May 11) celebrated a milestone with the delivery of the airline’s 125th airplane purchased from Boeing – a Next-Generation 737-900 ER (TC-JYO, msn 42013) – and one of 12 airplanes the Turkish flag-carrier will take delivery of this year.

Boeing and Turkish Airlines’ relationship stretches back to 1968 when the airline first purchased one McDonnell Douglas DC-9. In 1974, it began operating the first of the Boeing 7 Series, taking delivery of two 727-200s. Since then, Turkish has grown to become one of the world’s leading carriers and currently operates a mix of Boeing 777-300 ERs and 737 Next-Generation airplanes.

Copyright Photo below: Steve Bailey/AirlinersGallery.com. Sister ship Boeing 737-9F2 ER TC-JYM (msn 42011) taxies at Boeing Field (King County) in Seattle.

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Turkish Airlines to return to Miami

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Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) is coming back to Miami. The airline has announced it will restore the Istanbul – Miami route on October 25, this with daily Boeing 777-300 ERs flights. Previously the airline operated the route with Airbus A340-300s and dropped the route in 2001.

Bottom Copyright Photo: AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-3F2 ER TC-JJU (msn 60401) in the special Istanbul-San Francisco livery touches down at London (Heathrow). Will there be a Miami version?

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Turkish Airlines Airbus A320 makes a hard landing, engine catches on fire, makes another emergency landing at Istanbul

Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) flight TK 1878 from Milan (Malpensa) to Istanbul (Ataturk) today (April 25) made an emergency landing at Istanbul after the engine on the Airbus A320 caught on fire.

The aircraft initially reportedly made a hard landing with the right engine and wing contacting the runway. The crew performed a go around and then made the emergency landing.

According to Reuters the 97 passengers and crew members were safely taken to the terminal.

The aircraft involved is A320-232 TC-JPE (msn 2941) painted in the Star Alliance livery.

Read the full report from IBT: CLICK HERE

Photo by EmS on Twitter:

Turkish A320 at IST

Turkish Airlines lands in San Francisco with a new Istanbul-San Francisco Boeing 777-300 logo jet

Turkish 777-300 TC-JJU (15-Nose-Istanbul-San Francisco) SFO (MDB)(LRW)

Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) yesterday (April 13) launched its new route from Istanbul to San Francisco, its seventh U.S. destination.

 

Turkish 777-300 TC-JJU (15-Tail-San Francisco) SFO (MDB)(LRW)

The pictured Boeing 777-3F2 ER TC-JJU (msn 60401) is painted in this special Istanbul-San Francisco color scheme with scenes on the left side of San Francisco (above) and Istanbul on the right side (below).

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See the 15 reasons why Istanbul and San Francisco are secret twins from BuzzFeed: CLICK HERE

Turkish San Francisco meet Istanbul

This is how you inaugurate a new route. Well done Turkish Airlines.

All aircraft copyright photos by Mark Durbin/AirlinersGallery.com.

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All others below by Turkish Airlines and San Francisco International Airport. The ribbon is cut in the departure from SFO.

Turkish SFO ribbon cutting ceremony (LRW)

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Turkish Airlines orders four additional Airbus A330-200F freighters

Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) has signed a firm order for the purchase of four additional A330-200F freighter aircraft. Operated by Turkish Cargo, a brand of Turkish Airlines, the additional aircraft will help to further boost the company’s expansion in the cargo market.

Turkish Airlines already operates five A330-200F freighters (above), and the additional order will enable them to quickly meet the growing cargo market demand.

Turkish Airlines operates the largest Airbus fleet in Turkey with a total of 139 Airbus aircraft in service. These include 91 single aisle aircraft, two A310 freighters, 17 A330-200s, 18 A330-300s, five A330-200Fs and six A340s.

The A330-200F is capable of carrying a payload of 65 to 70 tons, with a range of up to 4,000 nautical miles.

Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-243F TC-JDS (msn 1418) taxies Zurich.

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