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News from Turkey

Turkish Cargo launches Miami flights

THY Cargo planeTurkish Cargo today launches cargo flights to Miami, one of the most strategical cargo destinations in the United States and in the world. Turkish Cargo’s Miami cargo flights are to be operated with Boeing 777-200F, the cargo aircraft newly acquired the past month.

Turkish Airlines started talks with Airbus for future orders

Turkish Airlines and Airbus signed an MoU to acquire 20+5 optional A350-900 aircraft. The agreement was signed at the Élysée Palace, Paris, during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s official visit to France with French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Turkish Airlines announced its 2018 Targets

thy airbus a321After completing 2017 successfully, Turkish Airlines has now set its targets for 2018, the year in which the carrier will move its hub to the 3rd Airport of Istanbul.

Pegasus Airlines expands fleet with 25 A321neo aircrafts

Pegasus Airlines made the single largest-ever aircraft order in Turkish civil aviation history at the time in 2012 of 100 A320neo and A321neo aircraft; 75 of which were firm and 25 options.  The remaining 25 A321neo options have now been confirmed as firm orders.

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Cruise Tourism shrinks this year in Turkey

Directorate General of Merchant Marine announced the total number of cruise ships and passengers using Turkish ports. According to the statistics, a total of 307 cruise ships and 306.887 thousand travelers used Turkish ports between January and November. During the same period last year, a total of 537 cruise ships docked to Turkish ports, while 628.033 passengers used ports.

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United States punishes Turkish citizens but not the government, January 2019 earliest date for visa appointment

usa visaFollowing the arrest of a Turkish-citizen employed at the U.S. Istanbul Consulate over alleged ties to the Fetullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), the group believed to have been behind last year’s defeated coup attempt in Turkey, the United States government first suspended granting non-immigrant visas to Turkish citizens in Turkey and later resumed processing on a limited basis.

Munich Airport to support Turkish Airlines at relocating to Istanbul New Airport

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Turkish Airlines (TK) and Munich Airport signed a long-term consulting service contract. As of now, Munich Airport will support the flag carrier of the Republic of Turkey and the hub carrier of the current Istanbul Atatürk Airport in preparing a smooth relocation of its operations to the Istanbul New Airport, scheduled to open on 29th of October, 2018.

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