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Turkish Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

First Max 8, delivered on August 17, 2018

On August 17, 2018 Turkish Airlines took possession its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 (TC-LCA).

TC-LCA departed Boeing Field in Seattle (top) as flight TK6830 bound for Keflavik (Reykjavik) in Iceland and landed in Istanbul the following day.

In 2013 Turkish Airlines finalized a firm order for 40 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 9s and 20 Next-Generation 737-800 jets. The order, originally announced as a commitment in April 2013, also included options for an additional 25 737 MAX 8s and is the largest Boeing order by value in Turkish Airlines’ history.

Seattle and the Pacific Northwest has been suffering lately with poor air quality due to extensive forest fires in the area.

Top Copyright Photo: Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 TC-LCA (msn 60032) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 943198.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 TC-LCA (msn 60032) BFI (James Helbock). Image: 943200.

First Max 8, delivered on August 17, 2018

 

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Turkish Airlines posts $258 million operating net profit in the first half of 2018

Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-343 TC-LOG (msn 1651) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 943019.

Turkish Airlines has made this announcement:

Turkish Airlines total revenue increased significantly during the first half of the year approximately by 30 percent compared to the same period of last year, reaching $6 billion. Thus, having displayed a remarkable growth performance in 2017, Turkish Airlines managed to increase both passenger and cargo revenue in the first half of 2018.

During the first half of the year, Turkish Airlines managed to increase net operating profit up from $17 million to $258 million, due to the increasing demand and unit revenues despite the increasing fuel prices.

In the first half of the year, EBITDAR (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and rent), which is used as a cash generation indicator, stood at $1.28 billion, with a 38 percent increase. EBITDAR margin improved by 1.5 percentage points to 21.5 percent. This value is the highest first half EBITDAR value that Turkish Airlines, that continues to be one of the most profitable airlines in the sector, has so far achieved.

During the first half of the year, total Load Factor climbed 4.3 percentage points to 80.4%, recording the highest load factor in Turkish Airlines history for the first half. During the same period, increase in total number of passengers carried, capacity (available seat kilometer) and demand (revenue per kilometer) was 18 percent, 9 percent and 16 percent, respectively, over the same period of last year. Turkish Airlines carried more than 35 million passengers during this period. According to International Air Transport Association (IATA) first five month figures, the global aviation sector realized capacity growth of 6 percent and demand growth of 7 percent.

Turkish Airlines, which continues to strengthen its identity as a leading global airline with its ever-expanding flight network and the implementation of other significant investments, currently operates flights to 49 domestic and 255 international destinations, a total of 304 destinations in 122 countries, along with Freetown, Samarkand, Krasnodar and Moroni, which have launched within this year.

The fleet of Turkish Airlines, one of the youngest and most modern in the world, operates a total of 325 aircraft, comprising 215 narrow body, 92 wide body and 18 cargo aircraft, as of today. Investing in the most advanced and environmentally friendly new generation aircraft, Turkish Airlines aims to reach a fleet of 500 aircraft by 2023.

Top Copyright Photo (All others by Turkish): Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-343 TC-LOG (msn 1651) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 943019.

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Turkish Airlines receives first Airbus A321neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan™ engines

(PRNewsfoto/Pratt & Whitney)

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation, and Turkish Airlines celebrated delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A321neo aircraft. The aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engines, is the first of the air carrier’s order of 92 firm GTF-powered A321neo aircraft. Pratt & Whitney will also provide Turkish Airlines with engine maintenance through a long-term EngineWise™ service agreement.

Turkish Airlines currently operates a fleet of 97 V2500®-powered A320ceo family aircraft and 10 PW4000-powered A330-200 aircraft.

Since entering into service in early 2016, the GTF engine has demonstrated its promised ability to reduce fuel burn by 16 percent, to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 50 percent to the regulatory standard and to lower the noise footprint by 75 percent.

The V2500 engine is offered through IAE International Aero Engines AG, a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation; Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH; Japanese Aero Engines Corporation; and MTU Aero Engines GmbH.

Photo: Turkish Airlines.

Turkish Airlines is now flying Bodrum-London flights

Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-8F2 WL TC-JHT (msn 42001) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 942550.

Turkish Airlines has announced it is flying between Bodrum, and London.

Bodrum-London flights, which started on June 13, 2018, is operated two times a week, as on Wednesdays and Saturdays during this summer season. 

Turkish Airlines, who made its first flight to the United Kingdom with its London flights on September 9, 1961, now operates totally 90 flights per week to the United Kingdom including London, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh. 

Bodrum-London flight times as scheduled from June 13, 2018;

Flight No. Days Departure Arrival
TK1208 Wednesdays, and Saturdays BJV  19:00 LGW 21:00
TK1209 Wednesdays, and Saturdays LGW 21:55 BJV 03:45 +1

All times are in LMT.

Copyright Photo (all others by Turkish): Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-8F2 WL TC-JHT (msn 42001) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 942550.

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Turkish Airlines adds its 303rd destination

Turkish's 2018 "The Year of Troy" logo jet

Turkish Airlines, that flies to the most countries of the world, has added Krasnodar to its flight network as the 303rd destination.

Above Photo: Turkish Airlines.

Krasnodar has become the 10th destination of the flag carrier in Russia which operates its flight to Moscow, St. Petersburg , Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Voronezh, Samara and Ufa.  

Krasnodar flights will be operated 5 times per week in both directions, as starting from today.

Krasnodar flight times as scheduled

Flight No Days Departure Arrival
TK 485 Monday ,Tuesday , Wednesday ,Friday , Saturday IST 01:10 KRR 03:05
TK 486 Monday ,Tuesday , Wednesday ,Friday , Saturday KRR 04:30 IST 06:35

All times in LMT.

Top Copyright Photo: Turkish Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL TC-JTP (msn 7516) (The Year of Troy) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 941656.

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Turkish Airlines introduces its “The Year of Troy” logo jet

Turkish Airlines has painted its Airbus A321-231 TC-JTP (msn 7516) in a special “The Year of Troy” scheme to promote the destination of Troy, Turkey.

Turkish Airlines made this announcement:

The Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced 2018 as “The Year of Troia”, that coincides with the 20th anniversary of the admission of the archaeological site of Troia to UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List, various introductory activities continue to be conducted on a global scale to promote the region during the whole year.

Turkish Airlines, flies to 302 destinations in 121 countries as the only airline reaches to more international flight points in the world, supports to the promotion activities of “The Year of Troia” with its “Troia” themed aircraft. This aircraft, that introduced to the press with a special event in the Hangar of Turkish Technic Inc., will contribute to the promotion of the “The Year of Troia” through its worldwide flights.

“As the flag carrier airline of Turkey, we place great importance on promoting our country and our values. The Trojan, which dates back to 3000 BC, is one of the unique civilizations of Anatolia with its history that was the subject of many epics. We’re honoured to contribute to the introduction of “Troia” with our Troia themed aircraft at many worldwide destinations that we serve. We’re inviting the global community to see “Troia”, and to our fascinating country which hosts many more epics such as “Troia” in its rich history.” said M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, in his speech at the launch ceremony.

Located near the village of Tevfikiye in the province of Çanakkale, Troy is one of the most famous ancient cities in the world. Anatolia has always played a very important role in terms of commercial and cultural connections with other regions due to its unique location on the geography of the Aegean and Balkans. Troy, which had been destroyed and rebuilt 9 times for various reasons, is regarded as a reference for other archaeological sites both in Europe and Aegean with its 3,000 year history and excavations are still being carried out in this magnificent archaeological city.

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