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Turkish Airlines launches new daily flight from London Heathrow to Istanbul

Turkish Airlines has launched a new daily flight from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul, Turkey. Osman Battal, Turkish Airlines general manager for London said: “We are delighted to announce our fifth flight from London Heathrow to Istanbul. We are incredibly proud of our unique Turkish hospitality , service and happy that more and more passengers are using our airline to visit Turkey;...

MQ-1B Predator crashes in Turkey

An Air Force MQ-1B Predator, a remotely piloted aircraft, crashed in southern Turkey at approximately 9:36 p.m. local time, Oct. 19. The aircraft experienced mechanical failure after conducting a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The Air Force maintained positive control and brought the aircraft down in an unpopulated area. There were no military or civilian injurie...

All airlines everywhere invited to 1st Istanbul New Airport Development Conference

While Istanbul New Airport will be the centre of Turkish Airlines’ world-domination strategy, what will it be like for “other” airlines – especially those airlines which are not Turkish Airlines’ Star Alliance partners? This week the President and Prime Minister of Turkey presided over the final signing of the €4.5 billion loan agreements covering the €10...

Turkish Airlines: Traffic results January-September 2015

Traffic results for the period of January-September 2015 are as follows: • During the period of January-September 2015 passenger carried increased by 12.2%, reaching to 46.5 million passengers from 41.4 million passengers for the same period of 2014. Increases in number of passengers carried in domestic and international lines are 16.5% and 9.1%, respectively. • International Busines...

TRJet to Team with Pratt & Whitney Canada on New, Improved PW306B Engines

In the latest step forward in creating Turkey’s first regional aircraft, TRJet announced an agreement on plans to use Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) to upgrade and supply PW306B engines for TRJet aircraft. The memorandum of understanding involves Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) German-based subsidiary 328 Support Services GmbH (328), the current type certificate holder and a m...

Pegasus hits 100 route milestone

Pegasus Airlines has reached a milestone of 100 destinations as it launches its latest two new bellyhold routes to Turkey’s Kars and Ordu-Giresun. Flights between Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport and Kars Airport are launching on 9 November, while the Ordu-Giresun route launches on 13 November, with daily return flights scheduled for both destinations. Flights to Kars f...

Logistics industry under the spotlight in Istanbul

Key players in the logistics industry gathered at a conference in Istanbul on Thursday October 8 discussing their roles and educating students and potential logistics managers of the future. The International Transport and logistics Conference was co-hosted by Pegasus Airlines Cargo and Bahcesehir University, and took place the university’s Besiktas Campus....

Perkins+Will to design 'airport city'

Perkins+Will is to design the master plan for Istanbul New Airport, otherwise known as 'airport city'. The global architecture and design firm will help design the central innovation district, hotels, retail and commercial office space, logistic centres, an expo and convention centre, public space, and metro and high-speed rail connections to Istanbul that is part of the airport. &nb...

Turkish Low-Cost Carrier Pegasus Is Selling Unbundled Fares Without the Hate Selling

With the unbundled, fees added, sales strategy firmly embedded in the low-cost airline model, and now adopted by former full-service carriers around the world, it’s unusual to hear any airline talk about taking a step back and listening to consumer opinions on these retailing strategies. But that’s exactly what Turkey’s only low-cost carrier, Pegasus Airlines, has done....

Turkish Airlines to fly to Duban, South Africa

Turkish Airlines will be launching its third South African route between Durban and Istanbul before 15 November this year. Flights to the destination will take-off four times a week via Johannesburg with plans to implement a daily flight in the near future, the airline announced on Monday, 21 September.   From 26 October 2015, the airline will also start flying directly to Cap...

Istanbul Atatürk wins at Euro Annies 2015 Awards

Istanbul Atatürk Airport has become “The airport with the most new long-haul routes” at Euro Annies 2015 Awards. Gazipaşa-Alanya was selected as 'The fastest growing airport' in its category. TAV Airports vice president Kemal Ünlü said: “Being one of the world's most significant hubs, Istanbul Atatürk Airport continues to expand its destination...