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Michael Jonga

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...


Ina Hladyshava

Back to normal? Airlines to relaunch Chinese operations

Resuming operations is on the agenda for international operators, despite Chinese travel restriction policy that is still valid....


AeroTime Extra

Turkish Airlines flight TK1920 draws crescent and star in sky

On April 23, 2020, Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 jet embarked for one of the kind flights TK1920. While the flight is already predetermined to land just where it took off from, Ankara, it is not the destination, but the journey that catches attention. ...


Clement Charpentreau

On this day: Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes and kills 346

On March 3, 1974, a Turkish Airlines McDonnell Douglas  DC-10, which operated Flight 981 between Istanbul and London, crashed in the Ermenonville forest, killing all of its 346 occupants. To this day, this is the deadliest incident on French soil and the fourth deadliest accident in the history of civil aviation....


Zivile Zalagenaite

Turkish Airlines flight diverted over suspected Coronavirus case

Turkish Airlines flight TK879 from Tehran (Iran) to Istanbul (Turkey), was diverted to the country’s capital Ankara on February 25, 2020. Reportedly, the diversion was due to a suspicion that there might have been a novel coronavirus (Covid-19)-infected passenger onboard. ...


Ruta Burbaite

Turkish Airlines revises fleet forecast: more Boeing, less Airbus

Turkish Airlines has reshuffled its short-haul fleet plans and now expects fewer Airbus A321neos to arrive in 2020, bumping its Boeing 737-800s deliveries instead.  ...


Ruta Burbaite

Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 landing gear collapses on touchdown

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 made a hard landing at the Odessa International Airport in Ukraine, after the aircraft landing gear collapsed upon touchdown. It was the second such incident on the same day at the airport....


AeroTime Team

Training the next generation of dangerous goods handlers

While dangerous goods can ‒ and are ‒ transported by air, people working with them, from ground handlers to security personnel, must receive specific training first. Speaking at AIR Convention Europe 2019, Leyla Danceli from Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy, shares what methods are used in training the next generation of DGR handlers at her institution. ...


AIR Convention

Interview with Layla Denceli from Turkish Airlines Cargo Training

What did the aviation cargo sector look like 20 years ago? How was the industry managed before email even existed? From the biggest changes that took place in the field to the most unusual goods trans...


Merve Kara

Turkish Airlines denies claims about Virgin Australia stake

Turkish Airlines denies reports that it plans to acquire a 20% stake in Virgin Australia Holdings.  ...