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Do you know airlines in the Middle East? [Quiz]

While usually associated with a few, the Middle East has quite the range of various fun and weird airlines. But how well do you know them?...


Airline fleets in the Middle East: do you know them? [Quiz]

Airlines in the Middle East are associated with luscious and luxurious aircraft fleets. But how well do you know them?...


Turkish Airlines plans to open new air cargo subsidiary

Turkish Airlines is opening a new air cargo subsidiary, already the second air freight company in the group that also owns Turkish Cargo. ...


Turkish Cargo makes China-Brazil flight: carries COVID-19 vaccine

Turkish Cargo, a division of Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY), completed a special cargo flight from China to Brazil carrying the COVID-19 vaccine. The Istanbul-based cargo operator carried 7 containers equipped with cooling systems and loaded with COVID-19 vaccines from Beijing, China to Sao Paulo, Brazil, announced Turkish Airlines in the press release on November 19, 2020. According to the statement, to meet the increa...


Notice to foreign pilots of Turkish Airlines: unpaid leave?

Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier of the country, reportedly informed employees about the airline’s alleged intentions to put its foreign pilots on unpaid leave from November 2020. However, the airline did not specify the quantity of staff that would be affected....


Jet engine open and ready for maintenance inside hangar

Turkish Technik launches new MRO hangars to serve 45 jets at once

Turkish Technik, a MRO subsidiary of Turkish Airlines, completed the construction of its new base maintenance hangars at Istanbul Airport (IST) and is ready to welcome its domestic and international customers. The General Manager of the company announced that the new hangars would be able to provide maintenance services for 45 aircraft simultaneously....


Turkish Airlines subsidiary Boeing 737 suffers engine shutdown

A Boeing 737-800, flying on behalf of Turkish Airlines, suffered sudden engine shutdown with a loud noise and streaks of flames during a bird strike incident in Kars Harakani airport (KSI), Turkey....


Tracking the downfall of European airlines

Many have called COVID-19 pandemic the worst crisis in the history of air travel, with passenger numbers falling to almost zero following March 2020. European airlines experienced some of the strictest lockdowns in the world, as their revenues dropped, prompting bailouts and pleas to open borders. But who was hit the most?...


MEA Airbus A330 and Turkish Boeing 777 collided in Nigeria

An incident was recorded on July 29, 2020, when a Middle East Airlines (MEA) Airbus A330-200 (registered OD-MEA) collided with a parked Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER (registered TC-LJC) during taxiing at Lagos Airport (LOS), Nigeria....


Turkish Airlines to hold off Staff Cuts for 2 years

Following the recent announcement from Turkish Airlines that the resumption of both its domestic and international flights will be pushed back to June 4th and June 10th respectively, Chairman Ilker Ay...