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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: 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 and Bangkok Airways Start New Codeshare Partnership

Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines commenced a new codeshare partnership today with Thailand's Bangkok Airways. With Turkish being the only airline to connect the two countries, it is hoped that the new codeshare will provide passengers with convenient connections from Turkey to within Thailand and Southeast Asia. The agreement covers…

Turkish Airlines and Bangkok Airways Start New Codeshare Partnership

Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines commenced a new codeshare partnership today with Thailand's Bangkok Airways. With Turkish being the only airline to connect the two countries, it is hoped that the new codeshare will provide passengers with convenient connections from Turkey to within Thailand and Southeast Asia. The agreement covers…

Turkish Airlines and Bangkok Airways Start New Codeshare Partnership

Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines commenced a new codeshare partnership today with Thailand's Bangkok Airways. With Turkish being the only airline to connect the two countries, it is hoped that the new codeshare will provide passengers with convenient connections from Turkey to within Thailand and Southeast Asia. The agreement covers…

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…

Photo Tour: Onboard a Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-300

Since its inception in 1933 as a department of Turkey's Ministry of National Defense, Turkish Airlines has served its purpose as the flag carrier of Turkey. With a fleet expansion program underway beginning in 2004, the airline built up its stock of both Airbus and Boeing aircraft, eventually going on…

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…

Opening of Istanbul’s New Mega-Airport Delayed to Year’s End

The opening of Istanbul's massive new landmark airport looks likely to be delayed until the end of 2018 'at the earliest.' The news comes after the airport's general manager, Kadri Samsunlu, told local reporters that instead of fully opening on Oct. 29 as scheduled, the inauguration would take place on Dec.…

Air Albania: Europe’s Mysterious New Airline

While it remains a rare occurrence in Europe when a new flag-carrier emerges, on Friday, Sept. 14 Air Albania took its first steps towards entering regular service with the delivery of its first aircraft, an Airbus A319. The airline, which will operate out of Albanian capital Tirana's Nënë Tereza International Airport,…