Turkish Airlines to Launch Sri Lanka Service from Feb 2013


Turkish Airlines to Launch Sri Lanka Service from Feb 2013

2nd Update at 0745GMT 08JAN13

As per 08JAN13 Sabre timetable display, Turkish Airlines plans to extend existing 5 weekly Istanbul – Male service to Colombo starting 01FEB13. Reservation for Istanbul departure opened at 0745GMT, Colombo departure opened 15 minutes later. From 31MAR13, operation will be reduced to 4 weekly, however it’ll be operated by A340-300 instead of A330-200.

As a result of the service extension, operational schedule on Istanbul – Male is being revised, and TK has local traffic rights on Male – Colombo sector.

till 31JAN13
TK730 IST2025 – 0710+1MLE 330 x15
TK731 MLE0845 – 1410IST 330 x26

eff 01FEB13
TK730 IST0015 – 1100MLE1215 – 1415CMB 330 3
TK730 IST0110 – 1155MLE1310 – 1510CMB 330 x236

TK731 CMB2140 – 2240MLE0010+1 – 0545+1IST 330 x37

Around 0800GMT, CMB MLE IST loaded as TK9327 (picture below), but revised back to TK731 around 0815GMT.

Original update at 0740GMT 08JAN13

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