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Turkish Airlines Reaches 737 MAX Compensation Deal with Boeing

Turkish Airlines has reached a deal with Boeing regarding compensation for the financial impacts brought upon by the grounding of the MAX, according to Fox Business. The airline did not specify the amount of the deal, but a Turkish newspaper has reported that the deal includes $150 million USD in compensation for financial loss and $75 million for spare parts and training. Before the grounding of the aircraft in March, Turkish had received 12 MAX aircraft. The carrier was planning…

Turkish Airlines Launches New Route to Rovaniemi, Finland

The first scheduled service to Rovaniemi, Finland by a European airline from outside of the European Union started earlier this week as Turkish Airlines launched its operations to the city from its hub in Istanbul. The airline, which flies to more countries than any other in the world, started operations…

Turkish Airlines to Launch Flights to Xi’an

Turkish Airlines is celebrating its 20th anniversary of operating flights to China by adding the city of Xi'an to its route network. The airline - which already serves Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou - is to become the second European airline to fly to Xi'an by the end of this year…

Turkish Airlines: An Airline to Watch at the Crossroads of…

Behind a great airline, there is usually a great airport, but great airports also need a great airline. It is not by coincidence that Turkey built an impressive new airport as the country clearly has an impressive national airline that will bring in traffic and revenue. Turkish Airlines is an…

Turkish Airlines Adds Bali to Its Boeing 787 Network

Turkish Airlines, who flies to more countries than any other airline, has started its nonstop flights between its main hub in Istanbul and the world-famous Indonesian holiday island of Bali. The first flight, numbered TK066, was operated by one of the airline's brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, carrying an…

Turkish Airlines Plans to Open Five Lounges at Istanbul’s New…

Following the completion of the “Great Move” to its brand new home base, Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines has announced that it will open five passenger lounges at Istanbul’s new airport available for Business Class, Miles & Smiles Elite & Elite Plus, Star Alliance Gold and Corporate Club passengers. Three…

Istanbul Set to Officially Move Airports on April 5

Istanbul‘s new mega airport finally appears ready to launch into full operating capacity. Several Turkish media outlets are reporting that operations from Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) will be moving to Istanbul Airport (ISL) on April 5. While this represents another minor deviation from the previously targeted move by early March…

Turkish Airlines Reaches Record Load Factor, Shows Continued Support for…

Turkish Airlines recently announced the results of passenger and cargo traffic from July, which has proven to be the highest July load factor in the airline's history. The load factor reached 85.3 percent, with the total number of passengers carried increasing by four percent to 7.8 million. This includes a…

Turkish Airlines Plans to Use New Airport to Expand

Turkish Airlines is looking to grow and plans to do so using Istanbul's new airport. According to CEO Bilal Eksi, Turkish Airlines will use the new airport's increased handling capacity to expand its network coverage in Asia and North America. The airline is currently restricted due to capacity constraints at Istanbul's Ataturk…