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Turkish plan to launch an MRO center in Iran

Turkish Airlines' (THY) aircraft maintenance company, Turkish Technic, is meeting with Iranians to establish an aircraft maintenance center. It was also noted that German carrier Lufthansa has also started negotiations to enter into the Iranian market, which has an old aircraft fleet and therefore potential. Iran, which came to an agreement on limiting nuclear activities in return for...

Turkish Airlines Flight Diverts to Canada After Bomb Threat

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says it is investigating a bomb threat that caused a Turkish Airlines flight from New York City to Istanbul to divert and land in Canada. Halifax Stanfield International Airport said on its Twitter feed early Sunday that Flight 2 had landed safely and that police were at the scene. The airport's tweet says 256 people were on board. The RCMP in Nova Sc...

Pegasus’ newest destination: Makhachkala

Turkey’s leading low cost airline, Pegasus, has now added Makhachkala, the largest city in the Northern Caucasus, to its flight network. With the addition of Makhachkala, the capital of the Republic of Dagestan, a Republic of the Russian Federation, Pegasus has increased its number of destinations in Russia to five and the total number in its network to 103. Operating four times weekly sched...

Rockwell Collins to provide EP-8100 visual system for Turkish Airlines full flight simulators

Rockwell Collins has been selected by Turkish Airlines to provide its EP-8100 visual system for the airline’s Boeing Next Generation 737, Airbus A320 and Airbus A330 full flight simulators. The agreement includes the option for additional visual system upgrades for legacy platforms. “This agreement marks a first for Turkish Airlines, as it brings the highly realistic capab...

Airshow - Turkish Airlines Mulling Airbus A380 Order

Turkish Airlines says it would be encouraged to order the Airbus A380 if the European plane marker commits to developing a more fuel-efficient, re-engined model. Ahmet Bolat, Turkish Airlines Chief Investment and Technology Officer, told Gulf News at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday the carrier is considering ordering the A380 or Boeing 747, which it could operate as soon as 2018, when Istanbu...

Turkish Airlines recorded 8 billion 54 million USD sales revenue

Turkish Airlines nine months 2015 consolidated financial statements were reported to Borsa Istanbul. According to the audited IFRS USD financial statements, compared to the same period of 2014, Turkish Airlines sales revenue decreased by 6 percent and stood at 8 billion 54 million USD. Turkish Airlines disclosed an operating profit of 1 billion 27 million USD and a ne...

Turkish Airlines inaugurates Durban (South Africa) flights

Already having the world’s 4th largest flight network and flying to 279 destinations in 110 countries, Turkish Airlines continues to grow by adding a new flight destination. With Durban (South Africa) flights, its destinations in Africa have been increased to 46. Turkish Airlines, ranked the “Best Airline in Europe”* for the fifth consecutive times adds Durban to its global ne...

Pegasus Cargo urging more liberalisation of traffic rights

The most significant challenge for Pegasus Cargo is the liberalisation of traffic rights in the Middle East, the Turkic republics and in North Africa, according to the carrier’s vice president for cargo, Aydin Alpa. He tells Air Cargo Week the airline no longer has problems obtaining rights in Europe, but it does face issues in these regions: “There are many routes we are...

Turkish Airlines inaugurates Maputo (Mozambique) flights

Already having the world’s 4th largest flight network and flying to 279 destinations in 110 countries, Turkish Airlines continues to grow by adding a new flight destination. With Maputo (Mozambique) flights, its destinations in Africa have been increased to 45. Turkish Airlines, ranked the “Best Airline in Europe”* for the fifth consecutive times adds Maputo to its global netw...

Turkish Airlines launches its first flight to Miami

With existing services to Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Toronto, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Boston, Montreal, and San Francisco, Turkish Airlines adds Miami to its network as the 12th destination in the Americas. “We’re thrilled to name Miami as the newest gateway in the U.S. and proud to serve to one of the most influential tourism centers in the world. Our glo...

BOC Aviation delivers first Boeing 737-800 to Pegasus Airlines

BOC Aviation Pte. Ltd. is pleased to announce the delivery of the first of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Turkey’s leading low-cost airline Pegasus Airlines. The remaining two are scheduled for delivery within the next three months. “We are delighted to begin our partnership with our newest customer, Pegasus Airlines, with the delivery of the first of three Boeing 737-800 air...

Turkish Airlines adds Baghdad to its network

Turkish Airlines continues to grow by adding a new Baghdad in Iraq to/from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Beginning October 25, the round-trip flights between Istanbul and Baghdad are being operated twice weekly in both directions until November 23, and will be operated daily, thereafter.