Category Archives: Turkish Airlines

Reuters: Turkish Airlines chairman expects Boeing 737 compensation, to meet Friday

From Reuters:

“Turkish Airlines expects compensation from Boeing Company for losses over the grounding of 12 737 Max aircraft, the chairman of Turkey’s flagship carrier was quoted as saying, adding that he would meet Boeing’s chief executive on Friday.”

Read the full report.


Video: The new Istanbul Airport opens

A new video from Sam Chui: The World’s Biggest Airport – New Istanbul Airport is fully operational from April 6, 2019. All existing flight operations from current Ataturk Airport will be moved to the new Istanbul Airport.


Turkish Airlines adds Marrakech to its growing network

Turkish Airlines has made this announcement:

Successfully completing its “Great Move” process and transferring all of its passenger operations to its new hub, Istanbul Airport, Turkish Airlines now adds Marrakech, tourist city of Morocco, to its flight network. As the national flag carrier’s first inaugural flight from its new home, Marrakech became Turkish Airlines’ the second destination in Morocco while becoming its 308th destination globally.

Starting on April 15, 2019, Istanbul – Marrakech – Istanbul direct flights commenced five days of a week as Turkish Airlines reinforces its title of flying to more international destinations than any other airline.

The inaugural flight from Istanbul Airport, landed in Marrakech Menara Airport, was welcomed by the customary water cannon salute in a formal ceremony, to which attended by the executives both from the global carrier and Marrakech Menara Airport, and press members as well.

Istanbul – Marrakech – Istanbul scheduled flight times beginning from April 15, 2019;

Flight No. Days Departure Arrival
TK 619 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday IST 11:30 RAK 14:30
TK 620 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday RAK 15:25 IST 22:05

All times are in LMT.


Turkish Airlines grounds its Boeing 737 MAX fleet


Turkish Airlines is suspending all Boeing 737 MAX operations after today due to safety concerns after the Ethiopian Airlines crash.

The Turkish MAX fleet will be idle starting on March 13, 2019. Turkish has 11 MAX 8s and one MAX 9.

Turkey’s Transport and Infrastructure Ministry has announced all MAX operations in Turkey are suspended until further notice.

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

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Turkish Airlines issues a statement about flight TK 001 Istanbul – New York JFK

Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-3F2 ER TC-JJG (msn 40791) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 931476.

Turkish Airlines has issued this statement:

Our 28 passengers and 2 cabin personnel were slightly injured due to the unforeseeable weather conditions (turbulence) that encountered in our TK01 Istanbul (IST) – New York (JFK) flight.
18 of 28 injured passengers that were taken to the hospital after landing, were discharged after their treatment, and 10 of them are still under medical observation, as a precautinary measure.


We keep closely monitoring the health status of these passengers and our team.

Turkish Airlines states that since there were not seen any technical failure on the TC-JJG tail-coded aircraft, which were exposed to unforeseen adverse weather conditions (turbulence) before landing at New York JFK Airport, during the necessary technical examinations, the given airplane departed from JFK on time for operating its scheduled flight between New York (JFK) and Istanbul (IST).

With kind regards, 

Turkish Airlines Inc.

Top Copyright Photo: Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-3F2 ER TC-JJG (msn 40791) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 931476.

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Turkish Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-9 MAX 9

Turkish Airlines' second MAX 9

Turkish Airlines on March 1, 2019 quietly took delivery of TC-LYA (msn 60062), its first Boeing 737-9 MAX 9.

Image: Boeing.

Turkish Airlines previously finalized a firm order for 40 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 9s and 20 Next-Generation 737-800 jets.

Top Copyright Photo: The second MAX 9 is the pictured TC-LYB: Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 TC-LYB (msn 60063) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 945884.

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