NEW YORK – Turkey’s flag carrier, Turkish Airlines (TK), announced that they will be expanding its Istanbul – New York-JFK in March 2020 with the introduction of its new Boeing 787-9, as reported by Routes Online.
The aircraft will be placed on the TK3/4 flight rotation, which is currently operated by an Airbus A330-300.
With two daily flights to JFK, New York is extremely important for Turkish Airlines.
The airline has long used the Boeing 777-300ER for one of the flights due to its large passenger and cargo capacity.
The carrier currently has 25 orders for the Boeing 787-9 variant, which are set to
The addition of the 787 to the Turkish Airlines fleet will allow it to expand into smaller long haul markets that don’t have the demand for a 777, but still enough that a wide body is needed.
Being the largest carrier in the world by destinations served with more than 300, Turkish Airlines flies to 124 countries, serving roughly 63% of all of the United Nations.
Istanbul’s new airport is set to become Turkish Airlines’ new hub in April of this year. Therefore, the 787-9 introduction will be deployed from the brand-new state of the art airport in 2020.
The highly anticipated new airport will allow Turkish Airlines to continue its role as one of the worlds leading airlines.