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TK post-COVID Long-Haul Operations and Scheduling Issues

TK post-COVID Long-Haul Operations and Scheduling Issues

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The up-to-date information about TK long-haul operations could be found here in this WIKI. Please keep in mind that the schedule is always subject to change and the information in this WIKI could be invalid anytime.

This WIKI is last updated at:
08 July 2020

The CURRENT FLIGHT PLAN is published here, but SHOULD NOT BE TRUSTED, as Turkish Airlines published a list of services that were to resume in July. Many of these promised services have since been cancelled.
It is advisable that you DO NOT TRUST ANY PUBLISHED SCHEDULES FROM Turkish Airlines as the airline has changed schedules at a moment's notice, leaving passengers stranded.
A number of cancellations have occurred 1-2 days before a long-haul flight was due to take place in early July (e.g. LAX)
The airline call centers are hard to reach if you want to change your flight.
If you buy a ticket you will not get your money back until the situation is over.
Thus it is advisable to look at historical on-time performance for the route you are considering booking and seriously consider alternative options if you want to get to your destination and not be stranded.

Routes that are Suspended until August

Beijing ( resuming 1 Aug )
Bogota ( resuming 2 Aug )
Guangzhou ( resuming 1 Aug )

Hanoi ( resuming 1 Aug )
Ho Chi Minh City ( resuming 1 Aug )
Xian ( resuming 1 Aug )


Routes that are Suspended until September

Buenos Aires ( resuming 3 Sep )

Routes that are Suspended until October

Caracas ( resuming 1 Oct )
Colombo ( resuming 1 Oct )
Durban ( resuming 1 Oct )
Havana ( resuming 1 Oct )
Male ( resuming 1 Oct )

Maputo ( resuming 2 Oct )
Phuket ( resuming 1 Oct )


Routes that are Suspended until the S21 season

Osaka
Tokyo Narita


Seasonal Routes that are Suspended for the S20 season

Moroni

New Routes that their Inaugural Flight has been Postponed


Newark ( postponed to 1 Aug )
Vancouver ( postponed 1 Sep )
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Old Jun 24, 20, 2:31 am
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Originally Posted by nlee View Post
It's looking like that's true at this point; I'm not seeing any ability to book JFK-bound flights at the moment even though ORD & IAD are showing availability.
Quite interesting, IST-JFK ( TK 1 and TK 12 ) is in the schedule for Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays rather than x5 weekly.
I'm not sure what they are trying to do.

Maybe the Turkish Civil Aviation Authority didn't allow flights to/from New York because of the high infection rates over there.
We'll probably have an answer soon.
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Old Jun 24, 20, 5:39 am
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That would be ironic as New York has the LOWEST INFECTION rate of any of TK North American Destinations presently. I booked August flights for my wife and myself with TK Miles
and will keep everyone posted. For August they still show 3 flights daily but I am sure that will be adjusted.
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Old Jun 28, 20, 11:57 am
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August 1st to PEK seems to be highly unlikely. Not sure what Turkish airline is thinking.
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Old Jun 28, 20, 9:06 pm
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The Chinese destinations, PEK, CAN and XIY, are clearly incorrect. I am not sure why TK published misleading information. Chinese aviation authority only allows 1 flight per airline per week to one destination in China.
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Old Jun 29, 20, 2:58 pm
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Turkish was going to start Vancouver service in June which has been delayed to September. I am hoping to fly the route in October but wonder if this route will actually still go ahead this year due to the steep drop in air travel demand.
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Old Jun 29, 20, 10:40 pm
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Originally Posted by yvrcnx View Post
Turkish was going to start Vancouver service in June which has been delayed to September. I am hoping to fly the route in October but wonder if this route will actually still go ahead this year due to the steep drop in air travel demand.
I'm anxiously awaiting good news as well. I have a one way booked to France in late Dec. I wonder if they would just refund us the money or force me onto a flight connecting in YUL or YYZ. I definitely would not be happy ending up with YYZ and the 777.
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Old Jun 30, 20, 8:57 am
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Turkish Airlines in the last few days further adjusted planned operation for July 2020, as the airline modifies Inter-continental/long-haul operation. As of 1000GMT 30JUN20, planned July operation as follows.

Various travel restrictions will impact the airline’s planning, as well as passenger traffic rights.

Istanbul – Accra eff 17JUL20 3 weekly 737-900ER/A330-200
Istanbul – Addis Ababa eff 13JUL20 3 weekly 737-800
Istanbul – Algiers eff 15JUL20 5 weekly A321
Istanbul – Almaty eff 04JUL20 5 weekly 787-9
Istanbul – Amman eff 15JUL20 7 weekly A330-300
Istanbul – Ashgabad eff 22JUL20 3 weekly A321
Istanbul – Baghdad eff 16JUL20 7 weekly A321
Istanbul – Bahrain eff 17JUL20 3 weekly A321
Istanbul – Bamako – Niamey – Istanbul eff 23JUL20 1 weekly 737-900ER
Istanbul – Bangkok eff 18JUL20 2 weekly 787-9
Istanbul – Beirut eff 02JUL20 7 weekly A321
Istanbul – Bishkek eff 18JUL20 4 weekly 737-800/-900ER (Previous plan: 3 weekly from 23JUN20)
Istanbul – Cairo eff 01JUL20 7 weekly A321
Istanbul – Casablanca eff 15JUL20 4 weekly 777-300ER
Istanbul – Chicago O’Hare 3 weekly 777-300ER
Istanbul – Delhi eff 16JUL20 4 weekly 787-9 (Previous plan: eff 01JUL20)
Istanbul – Dhaka eff 02JUL20 3 weekly 787-9
Istanbul – Djibouti – Mogadishu eff 17JUL20 3 weekly 737-900ER
Istanbul – Doha 5 weekly A321/330-300
Istanbul – Dubai eff 01JUL20 7 weekly 777-300ER (11 weekly from 13JUL20)
Istanbul – Dushanbe eff 01JUL20 2 weekly A321
Istanbul – Erbil eff 16JUL20 7 weekly A321
Istanbul – Guangzhou eff 11JUL20 1 weekly 777-300ER
Istanbul – Hong Kong 3 weekly 777-300ER
Istanbul – Houston eff 26JUL20 3 weekly 777-300ER
Istanbul – Islamabad eff 01JUL20 4 weekly 777-300ER/787-9
Istanbul – Jakarta eff 04JUL20 2 weekly 787-9
Istanbul – Jeddah eff 16JUL20 5 weekly A321
Istanbul – Kabul 4 weekly A330-300
Istanbul – Karachi eff 01JUL20 4 weekly 777-300ER/787-9
Istanbul – Khartoum eff 13JUL20 4 weekly A321 (Previous plan: eff 01JUL20)
Istanbul – Kinshasa – Libreville – Istanbul eff 17JUL20 2 weekly 737-900ER
Istanbul – Kuala Lumpur eff 18JUL20 2 weekly 787-9
Istanbul – Lahore eff 01JUL20 3 weekly 777-300ER/787-9
Istanbul – Los Angeles 4 weekly 777-300ER
Istanbul – Manila eff 18JUL20 2 weekly 787-9
Istanbul – Mazar-I-Sharif eff 10JUL20 1 weekly 737-900ER
Istanbul – Miami 3 weekly 787-9
Istanbul – Montreal eff 15JUL20 3 weekly A330-300
Istanbul – Mumbai eff 16JUL20 4 weekly 787-9 (Previous plan: eff 01JUL20)
Istanbul – Nairobi eff 10JUL20 3 weekly A330-300
Istanbul – New York JFK eff 10JUL20 3 weekly 777-300ER (Previous plan: 5 weekly from 01JUL20)
Istanbul – Niamey – Bamako – Istanbul eff 26JUL20 1 weekly
Istanbul – Nouakchott – Dakar – Istanbul eff 22JUL20 3 weekly 737-900ER
Istanbul – Nur-Sultan eff 01JUL20 3 weekly 737-800
Istanbul – Ouagadougou – Conakry eff 16JUL20 1 weekly 737-900ER
Istanbul – Ouagadougou – Freetown eff 19JUL20 1 weekly 737-900ER
Istanbul – Riyadh eff 16JUL20 5 weekly A321
Istanbul – San Francisco eff 15JUL20 3 weekly 787-9
Istanbul – Seoul Incheon 2 weekly 787-9
Istanbul – Singapore eff 18JUL20 2 weekly 787-9
Istanbul – Tehran Imam Khomeini eff 16JUL20 7 weekly A321/330
Istanbul – Tel Aviv 6 weekly A321 (14 weekly from 15JUL20)
Istanbul – Tokyo Haneda eff 04JUL20 2 weekly 787-9
Istanbul – Toronto eff 01JUL20 3 weekly 787-9
Istanbul – Tunis eff 05JUL20 2 weekly A321 (4 weekly from 13JUL20)
Istanbul – Washington Dulles 3 weekly 777-300ER
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Old Jul 4, 20, 11:38 pm
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As a bit of speculation - I doubt if the Manila flights will resume as planned. The only pax would be OFWs and outbound Pax are severely restricted.
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Old Jul 7, 20, 2:46 am
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For all those that are looking at QR whilst the TK service remains degraded, QR is introducing a requirement for all passengers to wear full face shields in addition to face masks. It is not mandatory in J. I don't think I would want to wear a face shield for an entire long haul flight, especially overnight.

Qatar Airways is now requiring all passengers wear a face shield in addition to masks — except in business class
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Old Jul 7, 20, 8:14 am
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fyi, Bali Governor Wayan Koster is planning to reopen for international tourism on 11. September.
Therefore no TK flights to Denpasar before (guess TK planned for August) make any sense.
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Old Jul 7, 20, 10:35 am
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I didn't have my computer for a while so I was unable to update the WIKI.
I would do it within the next few days both for this thread and the short-haul one.
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Old Jul 7, 20, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by cloudzocker View Post
fyi, Bali Governor Wayan Koster is planning to reopen for international tourism on 11. September.
Therefore no TK flights to Denpasar before (guess TK planned for August) make any sense.
Qatar Airways already restarted flights to/from Denpasar-Bali a few days ago...
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Old Jul 7, 20, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by DaveS View Post
I don't think I would want to wear a face shield for an entire long haul
Would I want to wear one for that long? - No.
Would I wear one on a long haul flight at the moment? - Hell, yes! Sounds like a prudent idea.

But I can respect that comfort/worry levels differ from one person to the next.
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Old Jul 7, 20, 12:56 pm
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Originally Posted by DaveS View Post
For all those that are looking at QR whilst the TK service remains degraded, QR is introducing a requirement for all passengers to wear full face shields in addition to face masks. It is not mandatory in J. I don't think I would want to wear a face shield for an entire long haul flight, especially overnight.

Qatar Airways is now requiring all passengers wear a face shield in addition to masks — except in business class
Originally Posted by gr8pirate View Post
Would I want to wear one for that long? - No.
Would I wear one on a long haul flight at the moment? - Hell, yes! Sounds like a prudent idea.

But I can respect that comfort/worry levels differ from one person to the next.
I would experience the QR face-shield experience next week and probably write a trip report. This report would also contain the departure procedure at IST and the iGA Lounge. It should be available in the Trip Reports forum whenever I post it. By the way, I was offered $749 for Y -> J on the long-haul leg of this trip ( 15h+ ), and probably I'll reject it.

If we return back to our subject, TK Chairman of Board, Mr. İlker Aycı had mentioned in an interview in April or May that in addition to face masks, face shields would be mandatory onboard TK flights. However, we haven't seen anything yet.
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Old Jul 8, 20, 12:32 am
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Seems TK has started updating august flight schedule, my august 2nd DPS>IST flight got cancelled yesterday, as i hoped for.
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