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    Eurocontrol data highlights slower recovery for UK airlines


    UK-based carriers are recovering more slowly from the Covid-19 pandemic than their European contemporaries thanks to travel restrictions that were in place for longer, according to Eurocontrol data.

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    Which commercial airlines served Kabul before the Taliban advance?


    The chaos surrounding operations at Hamid Karzai International airport in recent days affects a number of international operators, including Emirates and Turkish Airlines.

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    Turkish Airlines reports second-quarter operating profit as cargo revenue soars


    Soaring cargo revenue helped Turkish Airlines record an operating profit at group level for the second quarter of this year, amid signs that passenger traffic will soon begin a sustained recovery.

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    US export bank backs Turkish Airlines’ $833m purchase of Boeing jets


    The USA’s export-credit agency has agreed to guarantee $833 million in financing for the acquisition by Turkish Airlines of an undisclosed number of Boeing 737 Max and 787s.

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    Flight numbers in Europe exceeded best-case scenario in July: Eurocontrol


    Air traffic in European airspace exceeded Eurocontrol’s “optimistic” scenario in July, with flight numbers at 65% of 2019 levels.

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    Turkish A330 strayed to runway shoulder after roll input before touchdown


    Investigators have determined that right roll inputs just before touchdown caused a Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-300 to land to the right of the centreline at Port Harcourt and stray to the runway shoulder, damaging lighting as well as parts of the aircraft. The aircraft (TC-LOL) had been arriving from ...

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    Turkish Airlines heavily reduces first-quarter losses


    Turkish Airlines managed to contain first-quarter operating losses to $72 million, a substantial improvement on the $300 million loss for the same period last year. The airline even generated a $61 million net profit for the first three months. Turkish Airlines’ revenues for the quarter remained down by ...

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    Turkish Airlines posts $836m net loss for 2020 despite freight boost


    A strong rise in cargo revenues helped Turkish Airlines end 2020 with a profitable final quarter at an operating level, though the Star Alliance carrier still posted a net loss of $836 million for the full-year.

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    How many jobs have Europe’s airlines cut in 2020?


    Tens of thousands of jobs have been lost in Europe’s airline sector since the crisis began, as carriers seek to reduce cash burn and ‘right-size’ for the eventual recovery in demand.

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    Turkish 737-800 badly damaged after crew botched crabbed landing


    Ukrainian investigators have concluded that a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 crew used an inadvisable technique to land during a strong crosswind, failing to maintain directional control before an excursion which badly damaged the aircraft. The aircraft (TC-JGZ) had been conducting an ILS approach to Odessa’s runway 16 on 21 ...

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    Turkish A350s quietly begin operations as crisis saps profits


    Turkish Airlines has been operating its newly-delivered initial pair of Airbus A350-900s on domestic routes, but has yet to confirm a schedule for the remaining aircraft. The airline had 25 A350s on order but, while it had been intending to take five this year, the carrier has not detailed ...

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    Istanbul airport chief on guiding a new hub through the Covid crisis


    The chief executive of Istanbul’s nascent hub describes how the coronavirus crisis hit the business just after a huge capital investment – and how he plans to ensure it emerges from the downturn as a strong global player

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    Turkish Airlines agrees amended delivery schedule for Airbus orders


    Turkish Airlines has undertaken a restructuring of its fleet plans, agreeing with Airbus to reschedule a number of deliveries. The carrier adds that it has “adapted the overall outstanding orders”, taking into account operational and financial positions, to ensure a “solid basis” for the airline’s future. Turkish Airlines ...

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    Winter of disconnect ahead for Europe’s airlines


    There are few crumbs of comfort for European airlines as they look back on a worse-than-expected summer season and forward to what could be a bleak winter.

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    Russian carriers begin resuming international services


    Russian operators are restarting international services after the government started clearing restoration of links with countries including Turkey, the UK and Tanzania. Aeroflot is re-opening its links from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Istanbul and London Heathrow on 1 August, both routes being served by Boeing 777s. Aeroflot’s budget sister ...

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    Turkey’s SunExpress to axe German airline operation


    German-Turkish leisure carrier SunExpress is shutting its German division as part of a revamp of its operations which includes concentrating on its core business. Although SunExpress has gradually resumed flights since 1 June, restoring both domestic and international services, it says the coronavirus crisis “hit hard” during April and ...

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    Off-centre landing damaged Turkish A330 undercarriage


    Nigerian investigators have disclosed that a Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-300 suffered damage after travelling partially off the runway for a distance of some 400m following a landing at Port Harcourt. The aircraft (TC-LOL), arriving from Istanbul at night on 30 December last year, had been established on the localiser ...

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    Turkish Airlines still facing bottleneck for single-aisle deliveries


    Turkish Airlines is expecting to have 26 Airbus A321neos in its fleet by the end of this year, rather than the 30 it had listed in its previous update. The company has outlined its fleet development schedule in a full-year results briefing. While 13 A321neos were supposed to ...

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    Tourism key as Turkish carriers target growth return in 2020


    A mixed picture in which tourism grew strongly but domestic traffic was sharply down lay behind the first year in a decade in which annual passenger numbers fell at Turkey’s two biggest carriers in 2019.

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    Dutch reject notion of US pressure during Turkish 737 crash probe


    Investigators from the Netherlands have defended their inquiry into a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 crash near Amsterdam, after suggestions that the final report into the accident was watered-down in response to US remarks. The Dutch Safety Board, in its response, has published in full a human-factors analysis which contributed ...