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THY

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THT Hava Yollari (1989-1993) merged into Turkish Airlines

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105 Countries served
261 Destinations served
416 Routes served

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  • Read more 16APR2014: Kinshasa officially launches Congo Airways initiative
    Congo Airways (Kinshasa N'Djili) has officially been launched by the Congo's Transport ministry at a ceremony held in the capital, Kinshasa, last week. In his address, Minister of Transport, Justin Kalumba, said Congo Airways would be distinct from LAC - Lignes Aériennes Congolaises (4V, Kinshasa N'Djili), which is currently undergoing liquidation.

    Although he did not disclose any operational or fleeting plans, Kalumba said the carrier would operate "the latest generation aircraft" beginning with domestic routes, followed by regional routes and lastly international routes. In order to ensure the airline's success, Kalumba said a phased approach to flights would be sought.

    In terms of its shareholding, the minister said shares in the carrier would be split between government and Congolese citizens, airline employees and a technical partner which specializes in civil aviation.

    Previous reports had pointed to Kinshasa sussing out potential partners in the form of Air France (AF, Paris CDG), Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa), Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Atatürk) and Kenya Airways (KQ, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta) though no definitive confirmation has ever been issued.

    Since independence from Belgium in 1960, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has limped from the kleptocratic dictatorship of Mobutu Sese Seko to the slightly less kleptocratic regimes of Laurent and son, Joseph Kabila. The associated lack of investment in the country's internal road and rail network has resulted in a plethora of airlines sprouting up to service demand for internal travel.

    However, a lack of regulatory oversight and adequate aeronautical infrastructure has rendered the Central African country one of the world's most dangerous operating environments. To overcome this, government has reiterated the need for a sound, safety-oriented national carrier capable of serving all corners of the country and the populace in general.

    Kinshasa recently embarked on an IATA-backed recertification exercise of the country's numerous airlines resulting in several of them being grounded.
  • Read more 07APR2014: Turkish Airlines to dry lease five Brazilian A330s
    Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Atatürk) is to dry-lease five A330-200s from TAM Linhas Aéreas (JJ, São Paulo Congonhas) for eight years to bolster its fleet ahead of the upcoming summer season. One of the aircraft, PT-MVO (cn 949), has already been ferried to Istanbul Atatürk ch-aviation's aircraft database reflects. The added Brazilian metal will also compliment the carrier's other plans to lease in two Jet Airways (9W, Mumbai Int'l) A330-200s, VT-JWL (cn 901) and VT-JWH (cn 882).

    At present, Turkish operates eight A330-200s on flights from Istanbul Atatürk to Western Europe, North Africa, West Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
  • Read more 02APR2014: Ukraine Int'l, Turkish Airlines suspend Simferopol ops 'til June
    Ukraine International Airlines (PS, Kiev Borispol) has extended the suspension on its Kiev Borispol to Simferopol flights until June 26 citing "flight operation restrictions" that are beyond its control.

    Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Atatürk) has also halted its own Simferopol flights until June 17 while Belavia (B2, Minsk Int'l 2) has shelved its Crimean summer plans altogether.

    Tensions between Ukraine and Russia have reached new heights following Russia's unilateral decision to annex the peninsula last month. While a local referendum in Crimea purportedly showed mass public support for the move, its results, and Crimea's accession to the Russian Federation, have drawn mass international condemnation.
  • Read more 23MAR2014: Emirates eyes Spain for potential Latin American hub
    Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l) would develop Spain into its Latin American hub should bilateral talks between the United Arab Emirates and Spain give it the opportunity to do so. Airline country general manager, Fernando Suárez de Góngora, told tourism portal Preferente that the proposal would make sense and has strong potential.

    "Although there is a lot of supply, I don't believe the market has yet been saturated. While we are waiting for our respective governments to finalize the bilateral agreements, the fact of the matter is, we see very strong potential here," he said referencing the possibility of Emirates securing 5th Freedom flights.

    The airline has already commenced Milan Malpensa to New York JFK services with other potential transatlantic flights said to include: Dubai Int'l to Buenos Aires Ezeiza via Madrid Barajas and Dubai to Rio de Janeiro Int'l via Lisbon.

    South America is fast becoming a focal point for the Gulf region's three biggest carriers: Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Int'l).

    Local rival Etihad Airways (EY, Abu Dhabi Int'l) has already alluded to plans to establish partnerships with South American carriers in a bid to secure a foothold on the continent. Whether this will involve the acquisition of any equity stakes is currently unknown.

    Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Atatürk) has already begun its search for its own South American hub with Montevideo and Santo Domingo Las Américas having been considered thus far.
  • Read more 16MAR2014: EuroLOT to wet-lease LOT's sixth B787 for Bangkok flights
    EuroLOT (K2, Warsaw Chopin) will wet-lease the sixth LOT Polish Airlines (LO, Warsaw Chopin) B787-8, SP-LRF (msn 35942), for possible flights to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Poland's aeronews.pl has reported.

    Officials told the newswire that if the project to start services to South East Asia is to go ahead successfully, then all the necessary preparations (applications for slots and traffic rights among others) would have to be made now in order to tap into the Summer holiday market.

    LOT had also been linked to talks with Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Atatürk) over the use of SP-LRF for flights between Istanbul Atatürk and San Francisco, CA this summer. The outcome of those talks is yet unknown.

    In light of EuroLOT's historic domestic and regional operations, the launch of long-haul flights is seen as a major part of the restructuring of LOT itself.

    The Polish national carrier is currently undergoing a renewal and consolidation programme in line with European Commission regulations regarding state bailouts to struggling airlines.

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Aircraft TypeActiveInactiveTotalOn Order* BØ Age P  
A310-300(F)3 3hiddenhidden
A319-10015 15hiddenhidden
A320-100/-20033 33hiddenhidden
A321-100/-20034135hiddenhidden
A321-200 (sl)8 8hiddenhidden
A330-2009615hiddenhidden
A330-200(F)6 6hiddenhidden
A330-30014 14hiddenhidden
A340-3005 5hiddenhidden
B737-7002 2hiddenhidden
B737-700 WIN.11 11hiddenhidden
B737-800 WIN.79180hiddenhidden
B737-900 WIN.10 10hiddenhidden
B777-300(ER)15 15hiddenhidden
Total2448252hiddenhidden  
* Includes new or used aircraft not yet delivered for which a construction/manufacturer serial number is already known.

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