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Turkish Airlines and Kuwait Airways announce a new strategic partnership

Turkish Airlines and Kuwait Airways made this joint announcement:

Turkish Airlines and Kuwait Airways have announced a new strategic partnership, which will see Kuwait national carrier’s code added to Turkish Airlines flights, and Turkey’s national carrier’s code added to Kuwait Airways flights operated between Kuwait and Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen Airports. The Bilateral Codeshare Partnership will commence from August 1, 2019.

Both Airlines have endeavored a cordial commercial relationship since 1991, and since then both airlines have been reaping the rewards of such partnership. Turkish Airlines and Kuwait Airways’ cooperation further strengthened by signing renewed ‘Special Prorate Agreement’ in May 2019, and this codeshare agreement is now expected to take the partnership of two national flag carriers to a new height, and provide a great opportunity for the passengers from Kuwait and Turkey.

Signing of this agreement coincides with the time when Kuwait market is witnessing steady growth in travel to Turkish cities as a main tourist destination famous for its rich history, hospitality, culture and other facilities which make the visit to Turkey a perfect holiday experience.

It is worth mentioning that Kuwait Airways operates weekly 7 flights with A330/320/777 aircraft to Istanbul, and 7 weekly flights to Sabiha Gokcen; while Turkish Airlines operates 28 flights with A320/738/330 aircraft from Istanbul, and 14 flights with A320/738 aircraft from Sabiha Gokcen.

 

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Star Alliance members, Turkish Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines expanded their codeshare network

Turkish Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines, the largest airlines and flag carriers of their countries, Turkey and Poland, have announced the enhancement of their current codeshare agreement with additional destinations both from Turkish Airlines’ and LOT’s flight network.

Through this enhanced partnership, Turkish Airlines and LOT will reciprocally add their flight codes on below flights in addition to Istanbul-Warsaw:

From Warsaw From Istanbul
Krakow Ankara Bahrain
Gdansk Izmir Beirut
Szczecin Adana Baghdad
Poznan Antalya Dubai
Wroclaw Dalaman Kuwait
Katowice Amman Budapest
Rzeszow Cairo Johannesburg

Passengers will also enjoy both domestic and international connections from Istanbul. Moreover, taking into account the complementary structure of timetables of both carriers and agreement working reciprocally, it will allow both airlines’ customers to enjoy seamless connectivity in their respective hubs.

LOT Polish Airlines and Turkish Airlines passengers have also benefit of accruing and redeeming miles in their respective loyalty programs, Miles&More and Miles&Smiles on all flights of both carriers.

 

Turkish Airlines’ first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is in the air

Turkish Airlines has made this announcement following the delivery and arrival of Turkish Airlines’ first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in Istanbul:

Turkish Airlines has announced that up to 30 new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will join the airlines’ young and fast-growing fleet over the next four years, and each will feature the carrier’s bespoke, all-new Business Class Cabins. The Turkish national flag carrier had placed 25 firm + 5 optional orders in last year for the 787-9 Dreamliner, which will be gradually added to its expanding fleet – the youngest in the world – between 2019 and 2023.

Regarded as one of the most advanced aircraft for its fuel efficiency and range flexibility, the 787-9 Dreamliner will open new routes for Turkish Airlines, reinforcing its status as the carrier that flies to more countries than any other. The new aircraft will offer passengers refined comfort during the longest journeys across 311 destinations in 124 countries.

As part of the 787 Dreamliner family, the 787-9 is powered by a suite of new technologies and a revolutionary design. It can fly 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 km) in addition to carrying more cargo and allowing the airline to profitably grow its routes. The airplane allows operators to achieve better fuel efficiency per seat compared to the previous airplanes in its class.

Turkish Airlines’ Dreamliner has a seating capacity for 300 passengers, including 270 economy class seats and 30 business class seats. The carrier’s 787 includes long haul economy class seats and business class monuments produced in Turkey by Turkish suppliers.

Within a spacious wide-body cabin featuring larger overhead luggage bins and extra-large windows, dimmable LED window shades give greater control over light entering the cabin. A new filtration, better air pressure and greater humidity helps passengers feel less dryness and reduces fatigue. Meanwhile, the engines, interior, systems, and equipment all feature vibration isolation to create a quieter on-board experience.

The modern cabins provide the perfect setting to enjoy Turkish Airlines’ award-winning on-board dining and in-flight entertainment. For Business Class passengers, the 787-9 Dreamliner elevates this experience even higher. The Dreamliners feature 30 exceptional, all-new Business Class seats, offering unique in-flight experience.

The lighting scenarios are drawing inspiration from the colourful sunsets of Turkey’s central Cappadocia region and idyllic turquoise beaches, a modern, traveller-friendly 1-2-1 layout offers all aisle access to Business Class passengers, enhanced privacy panels, personal closed stowage space, self-care mirror and wide cocktail table maximizes space to offer ultimate comfort and introduces a privileged experience. Forty-four-inch legroom and a 180 full flat 76-inch seat bed length are provided for each of the 30 seats. Increased seclusion comes from the adjustable privacy panel between the paired middle seats and newly designed seat shell, while an 18-inch HD video display and touchscreen remote control raise the entertainment offering. Suede-like alcantara padding -commonly found in sports cars-, used for the interior trimming of each Business Class seat, adding another welcome touch of luxury and refinement.

Produced by local and national Turkish suppliers, Economy class seat offers Turkish Airlines passengers a pleasant journey with 12 inch HD screens in first 6 aircrafts and 13 inch HD screens after, new functional literature pocket design, 6 inch recline and 31 inch legroom.

The first 787-9 Dreamliner flight will depart from the new home of Turkish Airlines, Istanbul Airport, to Antalya on July 8, 2019, and its first international flight will be from Istanbul to Denpasar (Bali) on July 17, one of the new routes to be added to the network for 2019.

Following those, it will continue to carry passengers on a number of medium and long-haul exotic routes through the summer. They include routes into London, Dubai, Washington DC, New York, Atlanta, Mexico City, Cancun, Bali, Amsterdam, Delhi, Panama City, and Bogota.

By the end of August 2019, six 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will be operational and servicing international routes, heralding the start of a new chapter in the growth of Turkish Airlines’ young and modern fleet.

In other news, Turkish Airlines has added Nigeria’s Port Harcourt to its flight network.

Flying to more countries that any other airline, Turkish Airlines added Port Harcourt, an important city in Nigeria, to its flight network as the global carrier’s 56th destination in Africa. Flag carrier will operate four weekly reciprocal flights between Istanbul and Port Harcourt.

Already flying to Lagos, Kano and Abuja in Nigeria, Turkish Airlines added Port Harcourt to the list, increasing its flight network to 311 destinations. With this launch, the global carrier continues to be the leader as the airline that flies to more destinations than any other airline in Africa.

FLIGHT START END DAYS DEPARTURE ARRIVAL
TK 621 25/06/2019 25/06/2019 Tuesday IST 06:35 11:30 PHC
TK 622 25/06/2019 25/06/2019 Tuesday PHC 14:30 23.10 IST
TK 627 27/06/2019 26/10/2019 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, IST 19:45 23:40 PHC
Saturday
TK 628 27/06/2019 26/10/2019 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday PHC 00:35 9:15 IST

*All times are in LMT.

 

Turkish Airlines showcases its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Turkish Airlines' first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Turkish Airlines has released these photos of the cabins of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

The airline has 25 copies on order through 2022.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Turkish Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner TC-LLA (msn 65801) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 946688.

Turkish Airlines aircraft slide show:

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.