Etihad Airways (EY) and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) were the first airportss to demonstrate to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they have the enhanced security measures (Related news on Enhanced Security Measures) in place for all US bound flights and were rewarded with the large electronic device ban lift (Related news on Ban Lift at Abu Dhabi International Airport). Emirates (EK) / Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Turkish Airlines (TK) / Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport (IST) are the next two to obtain approvals to allow these devices on board. This post has been updated on progress on other countries.
Turkish Airlines is the official airline partner of Warner Bros Pictures’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Istanbul New Airport slates to open in 2018 as one of the world’s largest. Read More »Istanbul New Airport Will Have Up To 200 Million Capacity
Singapore Airlines (SQ) introduces a Premium Economy product to the crowded marketplace. Bookable since February 2015, the Southeast Asia airline officially unveiled the seats to the media on May 21, 2015 (refer to this link for the press release).
Turkish Airlines updated its London operations by 1. starting new flights from its hub at Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and 2. moving from the North Terminal to the South Terminal at London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
New Routes Using The Boeing 777-300ER
In an earlier post, Experience The Skies introduced the Boeing 777-300ER (refer to link). In this next part of the series, we will explore which airlines are introducing new destinations using this aircraft over the past month.
Turkish Airlines has been going through major route expansion since entering Star Alliance back in 2008. The biggest aircraft it currently operates is a Boeing 777-300ER which can sit 337 passengers in a three-class configuration. The “Globally Yours” airline has been looking for options to lease or buy bigger aircraft type to fly from its hub in Istanbul (IST) to highly populated cities like Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (PVG) and Tokyo (HND/NRT) where flight slots are more restricted.