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Turkish slashes routes and grounds 30 aircraft to reduce costs

Posted 9 November 2016 · Add Comment

The new management team at Turkish Airlines has begun cutting back on services. The airline has announced the grounding of 30 aircraft after electing to cut 22 destinations from its network.

Sources at the airline say the 30 jets comprise 12 Airbus A330-200s, two A340-300s, 10 A319s and six Boeing 737-800s, and that all bar the A340s belong to leasing companies.
Of the 22 destinations to which Turkish has cancelled flights, 17 are international. Decreasing demand is the reason given by the airline for the route closures.
The 17 cancelled international destinations are spread across Algeria (Batna and Tlemcen), Denmark (Aalborg), France (Bordeaux), Germany (Friedrichshafen, Karlsruhe and Munster), Iran (Kermanshah), Italy (Genoa and Pisa), Jordan (Aqaba), Kyrgyzstan (Osh), the Netherlands (Rotterdam), Nigeria (Kano), Saudi Arabia (Qassim), Tajikistan (Khujand) and Ukraine (Ivano-Frankivsk).
Domestic routes to Edremit, Eskisehir, Siirt, Tokat and Usak have also been cut in a move to reduce costs for the winter season, which began on 30 October.
 

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