Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines
has revealed on the GDS that it will be increasing its flights to ORD-Chicago, USA from the on set of the IATA Winter 09-10 timetable from a 5 weekly service to a daily operation with all flights flown nonstop from its IST hub using an Airbus A 330-200. As far as its Toronto flights are concerned, TK has disclosed on the GDS system that it will be flying a same plane service from Delhi via Istanbul to Toronto in this direction only with a 2 hour 30 minute layover at IST airport.


TK should seriously contemplate flying to IAD-Washington DC four times per week nonstop from IST using an A 332. With its membership now confirmed in STAR ALLIANCE and IAD being a big UA hub, it has a great opportunity to get decent amount of O&D + 6th freedom + high yielding political/diplomatic traffic on this route bound to North Africa, Middle East, Iran, Iraq, KHI and BOM/DEL especially if UA codeshares with them on this sector. Most of all by the sheer virtue of it flying scheduled flights into BGW-Baghdad airport, traffic between IAD and BGW is high and the yields are astronomical which should make it a no brainer of an option for TK to seriously consider!

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