Turkish Airlines W17 Saudi Arabia / Eritrea changes as of 30AUG17

Turkish Airlines in the last few days made additional changes to its planned service to Taif and Gassim in Saudi Arabia, as well as Asmara in Eritrea, effective 29OCT17. Previously planned consolidating Gassim and Taif service as Istanbul Ataturk – Taif – Gassim – Istanbul Ataturk (3 weekly), has been cancelled as the airline suspends Gassim service for winter season (29OCT17 – 24MAR18).

The airline now plans to consolidate Taif and Asmara service once again, where it schedules Istanbul Ataturk – Taif – Asmara route, 3 times a week with A321 aircraft. TK previously operated this routing until late-June 2017.

TK578 IST2030 – 0020+1TIF0105+1 – 0240+1ASM 321 246
TK579 ASM0335 – 0505TIF0550 – 1000IST 321 357


ASM PurpleASM is hosting a special training event in December to mark its 25th anniversary in route development. The two-day event will play host to an impressive line-up of senior airline, airport and Industry speakers around the theme of 'If route development was perfect, what would it look like?'. 

Speakers include:

  • Gabriel Schmilovich Isgut, director network strategy, Vueling
  • Leon Verhallen, head of aviation development, Brussels Airport 
  • Laurie Berryman, former meneral manager UK and Ireland, Emirates.

Delegates will have the opportunity to network, socialise and discuss their opportunities with the respective speakers throughout the event.

Places are limited so please click on the following link to find out more details and book your place on what promises to be a fantastic conversation.

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