Turkish Airlines to Launch Sri Lanka Service from Launch 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