Turkish Airlines adds Kharkiv service and cuts Dnipro in route restructuring

2017/6/7 16:33:32

Turkish Airlines has faced a challenging 18 months, but it has continued to launch new routes from its main Istanbul Atatürk base including Cluj-Napoca in Romania, Havana in Cuba, Kharkiv in Ukraine (shown) and Samara in Russia.






From Anna-Aero website:


Last year Turkish Airlines handled 62.8 million passengers. This was an increase of 2.5% on its 2015 figures. This followed five years of double-digit growth. While domestic traffic grew by 3.8% to 27.3 million, international traffic increased modestly by just 1.5% to 35.5 million. The airline’s load factor across the year dropped by three percentage points from 77.6% to 74.6% and aircraft utilisation fell by almost 7% (or 53 minutes) from 12 hours and 47 minutes per day to 11 hours and 54 minutes. However, given that passenger numbers across Turkey’s airports fell by 4% to 173 million, this is still a robust result for the Star Alliance carrier.



New routes still being added, but 12 destinations dropped since last summer

According to our analysis of OAG schedule data, it appears that compared with last summer Turkish Airlines has suspended flights to around a dozen destinations from its main hub in Istanbul Atatürk; these are Aalborg in Denmark, Aqaba in Jordan, Astrakhan in Russia, Dnipropetrovsk in Ukraine, Genoa in Italy, Kano in Nigeria, Kermanshah in Iran, Novosibirsk in Russia, Osaka Kansai in Japan, Osh in Kyrgyzstan, Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Tlemcen in Algeria.


However, Turkish Airlines is still adding new destinations from its Atatürk base and in the last 12 months has welcomed several new airports to its network including Cluj-Napoca in Romania, Havana in Cuba, Kharkiv in Ukraine, Mahé in the SeychellesSamara in Russia and Zanzibar in Tanzania. It has also added seasonal summer flights to Edremit in Turkey.


Looking ahead, Phuket in Thailand is set to become the next new destination for the carrier, with four times weekly flights beginning on 17 July. Beyond that, the carrier has announced plans to add a number of low frequency international routes to vacation airports such as Antalya and Ordu-Giresun.



http://www.anna.aero/2017/06/07/turki ... -consolidating-2017-2018/

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article
Poster Thread