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Turkish Airlines Cargo opens a new cargo connection from Munich to Istanbul

Munich International Airport made this announcement:

A new scheduled service is now available for the fast transport of goods from Munich to Istanbul and beyond to many Asian destinations. Turkish Airlines Cargo has now launched its first weekly cargo service from Bavaria to the Bosporus.

The Turkish carrier is operating Airbus A330F freighters on its new cargo route. The new service has already been well received by Bavaria’s business community and logistics companies. The inaugural flights to and from Istanbul were already fully booked with 50 tons of freight on each flight.

Photo, Huseyin Ceyhan, Vice President of Turkish Airlines (2nd from left), Ahmet Yildirim, Regional Cargo Director Germany of Turkish Airlines (center), Jost Lammers, CEO Munich Airport (4th from left) and the pilots joined the traditional ribbon cutting in front of the Turkish Airlines freighter.

Turkish Airlines resumes Boeing 737 MAX operations, restructures its remaining orders


Turkish Airlines resumed Boeing 737 MAX operations on April 15 with its 12 MAX aircraft already delivered.

According to a public disclosure, the airline has cancelled 10 out of its 75 MAX jets on order. An additional 40 aircraft will be changed to options.

Of the 13 MAX jets already built and awaiting delivery, the company has reached agreement with Boeing to delay the delivery of the aircraft until the company can handle the financial strain.

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

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Turkish Airlines suspends flights to four countries

Turkish Airlines has made this announcement:

In line with the official authorities’ decisions and the precautions we take for your health; our the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark and South Africa flights have been suspended.

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Turkish Airlines becomes the largest operator in Europe! (for now)

COVID-19 is creating new airline rankings as some airlines restart operations at a faster pace than others.

Turkish Airlines has made this announcement:

Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline, was reported as the busiest operator in Europe last week after successfully restarting domestic and international passenger operations. On June 17, 2020, Turkish Airlines had 400 flights in Eurocontrol area for the first time an airline has that number since March 24, 2020.

EUROCONTROL is a pan-European, civil-military organisation dedicated to supporting European aviation. They confirmed that Turkey’s national flag carrier operated 359 flights during the first week of June from its home at Istanbul Airport. On 14th June three aircraft were able to take off simultaneously with the opening of Istanbul Airport’s third independent runway, a momentous occasion for the future of Turkish aviation.

With the resumption of services, Turkish Airlines also announced new ‘Guidelines for Safe Travel’ and two new inflight services to protect the health of its guests. Prepared with scientific data in mind, the flag carrier is distributing “Hygiene Kits” containing a face mask, disinfectant and antiseptic tissue to its guests, while “Hygiene Expert” cabin crews were appointed to flights to enforce all on-board hygiene and social distancing measures for the healthy travel of passengers.

Turkish Airlines’ aircrafts are disinfected prior to every flight via thorough cleaning methods. Hygiene in the cabin is ensured as all contact points in the aircraft are comprehensively cleaned using chemicals safe for human health, and with methods that are proven scientifically to be effective. Special equipment and chemicals are used for different surfaces such as seats, windows, screens and lavatories.

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Turkish Airlines suspends routes to Europe

Turkish Airlines has made this announcement:

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Europe, our flights with Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, Austria and Holland as departure point are suspended until April 17, 2020.

As the airline that always puts the travel security at the forefront, Turkish Airlines will continue to monitor the latest developments on the situation with the national and international health authorities and take appropriate precautions.

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Passenger on Turkish Airlines flight tests positive for coronavirus, plane grounded at Changi Airport

From CNA:

A passenger arriving in Singapore today tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Turkish Airlines aircraft is grounded at Changi Airport.

Read the full report.

Turkish Airlines cancels all flights to Italy, South Korea and Iraq

Turkish Airlines has made this announcement:

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Italy, our flights to/from this country are cancelled starting from March 1, 2020.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in South Korea and Iraq, our flights between February 29 – March 1, 2020 to/from Seoul, Baghdad, Basra, Najaf, Sulaymaniyah and Erbil are cancelled.

Iran flights: Apart from the Tehran flights, all operations to/from destinations in Iran are cancelled until March 10, 2020.

Turkish followed up with this announcement:

Due to coronavirus outbreak, our flights to China’s Xi’an, Guangzhou and Shanghai cities are cancelled until March 29, 2020.

Our flights to Beijing are cancelled until March 9, 2020 and further actions will be determined after talks with related authorities.

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Turkish Airlines’ first Airbus A350-900 rolls out of the paint shop

Turkish Airlines has 25 Airbus A350-900s on order. The first (to become TC-LGA) has rolled out of the paint shop at Airbus.

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Turkish Airlines adds a new route Xi’an, China

Turkish Airlines added Xi’an, the Chinese city with three thousand years of history, to its flight network on December 30, 2019. Xi’an became the flag carrier’s fourth destination in Mainland China and the 318th destination in the world. The flights will be operated three times a week with Airbus A330 aircrafts.

Turkish Airlines passengers traveling to Xi’an, one of the oldest civilizations of the world, will have the opportunity to explore the numerous cultural heritages along with the historical fabric of the three thousand years old city. Serving as the capital of 13 different dynasties during the history of China, the region’s most popular destination is the Terracotta Army, which draws over two million tourists annually. Hidden underground for nearly 2200 years, it was first discovered during the excavations in 1974. Featuring eight thousand terracotta soldiers, it is considered as the Eighth Wonder of the World.

*Istanbul – Xi’an – Istanbul flight schedule:

Flight Nu. Days Departure Arrival Start Date
TK 196 Monday, Wednesday, Friday IST 01:55 XIY 16:10 30.12.2019
TK 197 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday XIY 00:35 IST 06:10 31.12.2019

*All times are in LMT.

Photo: Turkish Airlines.