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.
Turkish Airlines (Turk Hava Yollari dba) (Istanbul) is looking at larger Airbus (including the A380) and Boeing aircraft as its traffic continues to expand according to this public disclosure. No decision has been made. Here is the airline statement:
“Our Incorporation has the talent to include any type of aircraft to its fleet and there are ongoing negotiations for all types of aircraft. As of today, there is no Board decision regarding the purchase or lease of an A380 aircraft. Turkish Airlines will not be operating an A380 aircraft in 2015.”
The airline continues;
“7 additional aircraft to enter the fleet in 2015 and the leasing of these aircraft are at the agreement stage. With the addition of these aircraft the 2015 year-end fleet will reach 300 and our traffic and financial guidance will be revised accordingly.”
Meanwhile on the financial side, net profit for 2014 increased to 1.82 billion lira ($723 million) from 683 million lira ($271.3 million) from the previous year.
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Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Given the pictured Boeing 777-300 ER is the current main long-range aircraft for Turkish, the commonalty with the larger Boeing 747-800 could intrigue the Turkish decision makers. Given Boeing needs to keep open the 747-800 production line, pricing for the Jumbo could be very competitive versus Airbus for its A380. Boeing 777-35R ER TC-JJA (msn 35160) arrives at New York (JFK).
Jet Airways (Mumbai) today (December 2) commenced the roll out of a full service product on all flights across its domestic network.
According to the airline, “Starting today, Jet Airways’ will offer guests a two class, full service product with a complimentary dining experience onboard all domestic flights. Apart from the enhanced service quality levels, the airline will offer easy convenient connections on its domestic network to over 51 destinations across India with over 450 daily domestic flights. Guests will also be able to access 22 international destinations on Jet Airways network and will also offer connectivity to over 135 international destinations across the world with its strategic alliance partner Etihad Airways.”
Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) recorded a record net profit for the first nine months of 2014. The airline also recorded a net profit of $164.8 million in the third quarter and a net profit of $682.7 million for the first nine months of 2014.
The company issued this financial statement:
Turkish Airlines’ first nine months 2014 consolidated financial statements were reported to Borsa Istanbul. Compared to the same period of 2013, sales revenue increased by 33 percent (15 percent in USD terms) reaching 18,4 billion TRY.
Turkish Airlines recorded 1 billion 154 million TRY operating profit in the third quarter of 2014, implying a 38 percent increase compared to the same period of 2013 and completed the first nine months of 2014 with 1 billion 467 million TRY operating profit.
Net profit stood at 1 billion 373 million TRY for the third quarter and 1 billion 545 million TRY (increasing 87 percent) for the first nine months of 2014.
During the first nine months of 2014, 41.4 million passengers were carried impliying a 14% increase in passenger traffic. Available seat kilometers (ASK) and revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) increased by 17%, resulting a stable load factor of 79.7%.
Number of international to international transfer passengers increased by 23 percent reaching a 43 percent share within total international passengers.
Being one of the fastest-growing air cargo brands in the world, Turkish Cargo also witnessed a 20 percent tonnage growth and carried 491 thousand tonnes of cargo in the first nine months of 2014. Turkish Cargo was named “Overall Carrier Of The Year” and “Combination Carrier of the Year” at the Payload Asia Awards 2014.
As of today, Turkish Airlines has scheduled flights to 45 domestic and 219 international destinations in 261 cities and 264 airports in 108 countries worldwide.
Being one of the youngest in Europe Turkish Airlines fleet consists of 260 aircraft comprising of 198 narrow body, 53 wide body and 9 cargo aircraft.
Copyright Photo: Boeing 777-35R ER VT-JEM (msn 35162) of Turkish Airlines taxies at London’s Heathrow Airport.
Jet Airways (Mumbai) and Alitalia (2nd) (Rome) have announced the expansion of their code share partnership offering guests enhanced network connectivity between India and Italy and beyond to several Indian and Italian cities of touristic and business importance.
The new code share flights went on sale from July 1, 2014, for travel starting today (July 5, 2014).
Under the expanded code share agreement, Jet Airways will place its marketing code on the Alitalia operated flights between Abu Dhabi and Rome and beyond to Bologna, Florence, Naples, Turin, Venice and Verona in Italy.
Similarly, Alitalia will place its code on Jet Airways flights operated between Abu Dhabi and Delhi, Mumbai and Kochi. Alitalia will also place its code on Jet Airways’ flights beyond Mumbai and Delhi to Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata and Udaipur.
Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-35R ER VT-JEK (msn 35165) of Jet Airways departs from Toronto (Pearson).
JetBlue Airways (New York) and Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) today announced the launch of a unilateral codeshare to provide expanded travel options for customers worldwide.
Turkish Airlines is now placing its “TK” code unilaterally on select JetBlue-operated flights to/from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport. Flights are available for sale through travel agencies and Turkish Airlines reservations for travel beginning today.
The JetBlue-Turkish Airlines codeshare allows customers to purchase tickets combining flights on both carriers and enjoy one-stop ticketing and baggage check-in on their day of departure.
Turkish Airlines offers up to three daily flights between New York and its hub at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, and today inaugurates the first-ever nonstop service between Istanbul and Boston. At Boston Logan International Airport, JetBlue offers more flights to more destinations than any other airline.
Via Istanbul, Turkish Airlines offers onward connections to destinations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and the Far East. Turkish Airlines offers one of the most expansive route networks in the world, currently spanning 247 destinations in 106 countries.
Through JetBlue, international travelers will have access to 24 key U.S. destinations including Baltimore, Maryland; Buffalo, New York; Detroit, Michigan; Jacksonville, Florida; Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Florida; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; Rochester, New York; and Tampa, Florida.
Initial codeshare destinations via Boston and/or New York:
Buffalo, New York
Charleston, South Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Long Beach/Los Angeles, California
Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina
Rochester, New York
Salt Lake City, Utah
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Syracuse, New York
West Palm Beach, Florida
Top Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. JetBlue’s Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW N267JB (msn 19000065) banks on the final approach at Washington’s Reagan National Airport.
Bottom Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Turkish Airlines’ Boeing 777-35R ER TC-JJC (msn 35164) departs from New York’s JFK International Airport in the special Manchester United livery.
Jet Airways‘ (Mumbai) flight 9W 117 from London (Heathrow) to Mumbai flew over the busy German airspace without radio contact on March 13, five days after Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 disappeared. Boeing 777-35R VT-JEG (msn 35163) was flown for 30 minutes without positive radio contact from the cockpit crew.
Both pilots, who failed to notice they had lost air traffic control radio contact, were suspended by the company.
Read the full report from the Economic Times: CLICK HERE
Previously the airline on February 12, 2014 had inaugurated flights from the new international integrated terminal T2 at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on this route to London Heathrow.
Jet Airways’ flight 9W 118 from Mumbai to London Heathrow became the first international flight to take off at 1320 from India’s most new, modern and spacious Terminal 2.
Copyright Photo: Nick Dean/AirlinersGallery.com. Sister ship Boeing 777-35R ER N834BA became VT-JEL (msn 36563) on delivery.
Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) will launch nonstop service from Istanbul to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) four times a week beginning on March 3, 2011. The new route will be flown by Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft.
Copyright Photo: Jay Selman. Ex-Jet Airways Boeing 777-35R TC-JJA (msn 35160) approaches New York (JFK) after arriving from IST.