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As per 20MAR13 GDS inventory display, selected Turkish Airlines’ European and International service in Summer 2013 season will be operated by leased aircraft from other carriers, including MeridianaFly A330 and Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Following services to be operated MeridianaFly A330-200 aircraft (C26Y260):
Istanbul Ataturk – Amsterdam TK1953/1954 eff 04JUN13 Day x167
Istanbul Ataturk – Brussels TK1939/1940 03JUN13 – 22SEP13 Day 167 (Operational days vary from 10SEP13)
Istanbul Ataturk – Dubai TK762/763 eff 01APR13 Daily (From 30JUN13 to 21SEP13, service operated by TK aircraft. However there are discrepancies on operational days on outbound and inbound flights)
Istanbul Ataturk – Kuwait City TK770/771 eff 12JUN13 Day x127 (Operational days vary from 11SEP13)
Istanbul Ataturk – London Heathrow TK1985/1986 31MAR13 – 02JUN13 Daily (Day x34 from 23SEP13)
Istanbul Ataturk – Riyadh TK144/145 03JUN13 – 10SEP13 Day 127 (Operational days vary from 11SEP13)
Planned MeridianaFly A330 aircraft operation remains subject to change, especially on operational flights and frequencies, and may be operating on other routes due to last-minute changes.
Following services to be operated by Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER aircraft:
Istanbul Ataturk – London Heathrow 03JUN13 – 30JUN13 TK1985/1986 Daily
Istanbul Ataturk – Sao Paulo – Buenos Aires eff 01JUL13 Daily
Istanbul Ataturk – Seoul Incheon eff 01JUL13 Daily (Replacing A340-300)
Comfort Class service is not available on Jet Airways aircraft while First Class cabin is sold as Business Class.
Following new International services in Summer 2013 season to be operated by SunExpress Boeing 737-800 aircraft:
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen – Amsterdam eff 01APR13 NEW 3 weekly service (4 weekly from 08MAY13, daily from 02JUN13)
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen – Baku eff 03MAY13 NEW 4 weekly service (daily from 02JUN13)
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen – Ercan eff 02MAY13 NEW 4 weekly (Day x136; Day x247 from ECN) service, daily from 01JUN13
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen – Kuwait City eff 31MAR13 NEW 5 weekly service (daily from 04JUN13)
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen – London Gatwick eff 03MAY13 NEW 3 weekly service (daily from 29MAY13)
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen – Milan Malpensa eff 01JUN13 NEW 1 daily service
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen – Paris CDG eff 31MAR13 NEW 3 weekly service (daily from 01JUN13)
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen – Tbilisi eff 03MAY13 NEW 4 weekly service (daily from 02JUN13)
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen – Tehran eff 01APR13 5 of 28 weekly service moves operating from SAW, replacing IST departure (1 of 4 daily operates to/from Sabiha Gokcen from 02JUN13)
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen – Vienna eff 01APR13 NEW 3 weekly service (4 weekly from 04MAY13, daily from 02JUN13)
Majority of TK’s international services from secondary Turkish cities on board Boeing 737-800, as well as domestic flights, are operated by SunExpress aircraft.