Tag: Turkey

Turkish Airlines’ “The Great Move” Largely Concluded

Reading Time: 2 minutes With the “Great Move” representing one of the most significant cornerstones of the Turkish Aviation history, Turkish Airlines nearly concluded its gradual move to Istanbul Airport that started following the official opening back on October 29. Starting on April 5 Friday at 03:00, the final moving operation is at 96 percent completion, 12 hours earlier […]

Istanbul New Airport: Full Opening Delayed Again

Reading Time: 1 minute Full opening of the Istanbul’s new airport, which aims to become the busiest in the world, has been delayed again. This time until 7 April 2019. Although official opening of the airport took place already last year, in the end of October 2018, the facility is not fully operable yet. Initially the airport was set […]

Officially: Istanbul New Airport Ready to Become World’s Busiest

Reading Time: 1 minute On Monday, Istanbul Airport officially opened its doors to travellers with two runways, stretching 3,750 and 4,100 meters long, going into service. Once fully completed, it is expected to become world’s largest airport. It is projected to handle up to 90 million passengers by 2021, with further growth plans up to 200 million. For the comparison, […]

BOC Aviation Delivers First Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes BOC Aviation Limited is pleased to announce that it has delivered its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to its newest customer, Corendon Airlines, based in Turkey. The aircraft is the first delivery of the Company’s 737 MAX family aircraft. “This delivery represents a number of significant milestones for us, with the aircraft being the […]

Watch Airbus A330 Shearing Airbus A321 Tail Off

Reading Time: 1 minute After an Asiana Airlines Airbus A330-300’s wing collided with the tail of a Turkish Airlines A321 while taxiing at Istanbul Airport on May 13, an  investigation has been launched. The Asiana Airlines A330 was taxiing when it struck the Turkish Airlines A321 (TC-JMM). The incident was captured on the camera on posted on YouTube. Turkish […]

Istanbul New Airport: The First Runway is Now Ready for Takeoff and Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute The first runway at Istanbul New Airport (INA) is now ready for takeoff and landing. For the first time, runway number one, which is 3,750m long and 60m wide, has been lit up. INA has installed the world’s biggest and most sophisticated Airfield Ground Lighting (AGL) at its first runway, featuring 34,183 LED lights. Intelligent […]

Turkish Airlines Finalises Airbus and Boeing Orders

Reading Time: 1 minute Turkish Airlines has revealed that it has decided to purchase 60 wide-body aircraft comprising of 50 firm and 10 optional aeroplanes. With the first six set to be delivered in 2019, the airline will continue to receive aircraft every year all the way up to 2024. Of the total, 30 B787-9 aircraft, 25 firm and […]

Pegasus B738 Skids off Runway Stopping Just Feet From the Sea

Reading Time: 1 minute A Pegasus Boeing 737-800 has skidded off the runway after landing in the Black Sea province of Trabzon, causing panic among 162 passengers aboard. The Pegasus Airlines jet narrowly avoided plunging into the sea after it veered left off the runway, went down a slope and came to a stop on soft ground while landing […]

Turkish Aviation Sector To Grow Further With Istanbul’s Third Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes Turkey’s aviation sector, which grew by 14 percent over the past decade, is expected to grow even further once the Istanbul Third Airport becomes operational. The airport, set to open Oct. 29, 2018, is expected to be the largest airport in the world when completed in 2023 and will serve as Turkey’s primary airport and […]

Turkish Airlines Looking At Equity Investments In Asia

Reading Time: 1 minute Turkish Airlines chief is looking at buying stakes in airlines across India, China and the US. Speaking to reporters last month, the airline’s CEO Ilker Ayci mentioned he is looking at investing in equity stakes in airlines as a way to offset potential shocks from growing protectionism. “We have grown organically so far, but politicians […]