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rvlcr Jun 13, 20 6:26 am

TK post-COVID Long-Haul Operations and Scheduling Issues
 
Hey Guys

I have a flight booked for 9/27 from ORD-MLE and just realized today that turkish has canceled all flights from IST-MLE until 10/1... or rather, they’ve stopped selling them (my segments have not been canceled yet).

I booked my ticket using AC aeroplan miles, but was wondering if anyone else has seen this happen on other routes? unclear whether TK is actually halting all flights to MLE until october which seems kinda wild considering the maldives are (likely) re opening to all nationalities in july (to be confirmed on 6/15)... this this would mean that TK will be missing out on a lot of potential revenue for 3 months if they halt the route all together...

if anyone has any news on this, any clarity would be much appreciated!

ISTFlyer Jun 13, 20 7:09 am

So, first, if the Maldives is opening on 15 June, this does not mean that there would be a pre-COVID demand and the loads would be similar. Also keep in mind that with the reduced flights across the network of TK, many people would avoid long layovers/stopovers in IST.

As far as I see, Male and Colombo are both cancelled until 1 October and the summer seasonal Moroni route has also been cancelled for the S20 season.

rvlcr Jun 13, 20 7:13 am

thx. i was just very surprised to see this since the ME3 have kept all their flights to MLE and qatar is scheduling a second daily flight in september. i guess we shall see what happens in the upcoming months.

bubu-SNA Jun 13, 20 4:01 pm

I'm in the same boat with the cancellation as I had an IST - MLE segment booked for July 18th and return on August 3rd. Best *alliance option at this point appears to be through Singapore until August 1st when other carriers appear to have things scheduled. ME3 really does appear to be the only viable route in outside of SIN.

soy Jun 13, 20 8:31 pm

HKT is toast until Oct also. I had a flight for Aug (which I did not expect to take) and also got an email today

rvlcr Jun 14, 20 5:59 am

i wonder if they’re actual cancellations or just reshuffling timings. it appears that so many tourism focused destinations are getting canceled which makes sense but they’re really cutting a lot of their network by doing this.

SFOTraveler1984 Jun 14, 20 7:15 am

In case of HKT, cancellation until October is probably sensible. The way the discussion goes in Thailand currently re opening for tourism, I do not see any chance for Europeans to get in any time before October. Thailand seems to be in talks with some Asian countries for some tourism before October.

I have a QR Flight to HKT in August - I guess it won't happen...

ISTFlyer Jun 14, 20 7:35 am

So the current long-haul cancellation list

Beijing ( resuming 1 Aug )
Buenos Aires ( resuming 3 Sep )
Caracas ( resuming 1 Oct )
Colombo ( resuming 1 Oct )
Durban ( resuming 1 Oct )
Guangzhou ( resuming 1 Aug )
Hanoi ( resuming 1 Aug )
Ho Chi Minh City ( resuming 1 Aug )
Male ( resuming 1 Oct )
Maputo ( resuming 2 Oct )
Moroni ( seasonal route - not operating on S20 )
Newark ( new route starting 1 Aug )
Osaka ( not operating until S21 )
Phuket ( resuming 1 Oct )
Tokyo Narita ( not operating until S21 )
Vancouver ( new route starting 1 Sep )
Xian ( resuming 1 Aug )

rvlcr Jun 14, 20 8:13 am


Originally Posted by SFOTraveler1984 (Post 32455218)
In case of HKT, cancellation until October is probably sensible. The way the discussion goes in Thailand currently re opening for tourism, I do not see any chance for Europeans to get in any time before October. Thailand seems to be in talks with some Asian countries for some tourism before October.

I have a QR Flight to HKT in August - I guess it won't happen...

yes, if the country is closed for tourism until october then the decision is sensible since nobody will be on those flights. i know that the maldives is for sure opening in July for tourism, and a bunch of people have non-refundable bookings hotel that they made a long time ago for holidays this summer and in september... so im sure there will be some sort of demand becasue a lot of these bookings, if the country is seemingly open for tourism, are no longer going to be cancelable.

i guess we will wait and see what happens. Lets hope TK changes their mind as otherwise im not sure how else i will be able to get to MLE using AC miles.

Dave69NewYork Jun 14, 20 9:07 am

IstFlyer any Insider Info on when JFK Flights may resume ?? Could it be July or does it look like August ?? Our Covid 19 situation in NYC is way better than some North America destinations that TK is flying into in June.

ISTFlyer Jun 14, 20 3:38 pm


Originally Posted by Dave69NewYork (Post 32455411)
IstFlyer any Insider Info on when JFK Flights may resume ?? Could it be July or does it look like August ?? Our Covid 19 situation in NYC is way better than some North America destinations that TK is flying into in June.

Sorry, I don't have any insider information about USA routes.
When I check the inventory I could see that inventory is available from 1 July but I assume that JFK would not be x3 daily if it resumes in July.

I expect to see more details on this soon.


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And dear mod,

Could you please rename this thread as " TK post-COVID Long-Haul Operations and Scheduling Issues " or something similar.
I would create a WIKI here in the upcoming days ( probably until Tuesday ), related to long-haul schedules and postponements.
I do not want to open a new thread as there was a decent amount of long haul speculations here other than the Male route, here in this thread and we could use this one for a general overview.

Thank you.

raporot Jun 15, 20 9:08 am

what with Bogota?

SK AAR Jun 15, 20 10:18 am

For BOG I believe you need to look under PTY/Panama.

YOW_RTW Jun 15, 20 11:11 am

Data point. My flight from Mauritius (MRU) to Istanbul on July 9th was cancelled by TK three days ago.

daisymay2 Jun 15, 20 1:57 pm

Thanks for this.
I can't see anything for MAN-IST?
We fly MAN-MRU although not until December.


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