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A Turkish Airlines 787-9 at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Turkish Airlines Becomes Leader of Europe’s Skies in June

According to the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL), Istanbul-based carrier Turkish Airlines became the airline with the most flights in Europe, completing 400 out of 8226 flights performed on June 17. “It is the first time Turkish Airlines has had 400 flights since March 20 and an airline has had that number since March 24,” said Eamonn Brennan, Director General of EUROCONTROL. The noteworthy rise in the number of scheduled flights enabled Turkish Airlines to rank…

Turkish Airlines Introduces Hygiene Experts on Flights

Turkish Airlines has announced the introduction of Hygiene Experts to ensure passenger safety in flight. The airline that would normally feature a chef for business class passengers on long-haul flights now has the purview of Hygiene Expert cabin crews who work as health inspectors, focusing on the enforcement of on-board…

Turkish Airlines Draws National Flag to Honor Grand National Assembly

Turkish Airlines has drawn a flag in the sky to honor the 100th Anniversary of the Grand National Assembly. The flag was drawn by TC-JJF, a Boeing 777-300ER, which took off from Ankara's Esenboğa Airport on April 23 at 9:40 a.m. with flight number TK1920 to represent the date April…

Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 Overruns Runway in Istanbul

A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 has been involved in an accident following a landing at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Turkey. The flight, operating PC-2193, took off from Izmir, Turkey at 5.45 p.m. and arrived at around 6:20 p.m touching down on runway 06. However, TC-IZK, an 11-year-old aircraft, touched down…

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…

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…

More Problems for Istanbul’s Mega Airport?

Istanbul‘s new mega airport officially opened on October 29 of last year after only four years of planning and construction. Turkey‘s largest airline was supposed to become Turkey‘s largest airport‘s anchor tenant on Dec. 1, 2018. Kadri Samsunlu, CEO of ISL airport operator IGA, issued a statement in December saying…

Turkish Continues Efforts to Keep Istanbul as a Global Hub

Turkish Airlines, the flag carrier for Turkey, flies to more countries than any other airline in the world. With destinations in over 110 nations, the airline continues its efforts to make Istanbul a global hub for travel to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. However, unlike some global airlines,…