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

    2021-03-02T10:55:00Z

    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?

    2020-12-24T12:15:00Z

    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

    2020-11-20T10:52:00Z

    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

    2020-11-04T21:44:00Z

    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 ...

  • Istanbul airport CEO
    Interview

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

    2020-11-02T12:51:00Z

    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

    2020-10-27T15:54:00Z

    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

    2020-09-09T15:07:00Z

    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.

  • Aeroflot 777-300ER
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    Russian carriers begin resuming international services

    2020-08-01T07:36:00Z

    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

    2020-06-23T15:04:00Z

    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 ...

  • TK A330 incident
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    Off-centre landing damaged Turkish A330 undercarriage

    2020-04-07T10:51:00Z

    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

    2020-03-06T09:37:00Z

    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

    2020-02-24T14:33:00Z

    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

    2020-01-21T19:50:00Z

    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 ...

  • Turkish 737 Max
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    Turkish Airlines reaches 737 Max compensation agreement

    2019-12-31T08:29:00Z

    Turkish Airlines has reached an agreement with Boeing over compensation for the financial impact relating to the grounding of the 737 Max. The carrier is intending to introduce 75 Max jets to its fleet, comprising 65 Max 8s and 10 of the larger Max 9. But while it ...

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    Newly-delivered Ethiopian A350 damaged in ramp mishap

    2019-11-28T21:09:00Z

    Ethiopian Airlines newest Airbus A350-900 has been damaged by ground contact from a Turkish Airlines freighter at Kinshasa, less than eight weeks after delivery.

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    Turkish Airlines rejigs A321neo and 737 fleet plan

    2019-11-25T09:57:00Z

    Turkish Airlines has again shuffled its short-haul fleet expansion, with fewer Airbus A321neos arriving in 2020 and additional Boeing 737-800s being introduced.

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    Turkish 737 veered off runway before gear collapse: inquiry

    2019-11-22T11:41:00Z

    Ukrainian investigators believe the Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 which suffered a gear collapse at Odessa had initially veered off the runway while landing.

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    Turkish 737-800 suffers gear collapse at Odessa

    2019-11-21T23:30:00Z

    One of Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800s has suffered a nose-gear failure during landing at Odessa airport in Ukraine.

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    Turkish Airlines A321neo arrivals shift to 2020

    2019-08-09T08:05:56Z

    Turkish Airlines has indicated a shift of Airbus A321neo deliveries into 2020 in the company's half-year financial briefing.

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    Film shoot causes window on Turkish Airlines' first 787 to melt

    2019-07-03T20:45:37Z

    Turkish Airlines' first Boeing 787 has been temporarily grounded after a window melted during a film shoot.