Turkish Airlines – High Speed WiFi and Live TV

First to Offer Live TV – Now WiFi over the Atlantic

Turkish Airlines was the first to offer live, satellite TV across the Atlantic on September 23, 2011, with a new Boeing 777-300ER.

Now, Turkish Airways, together with Panasonic Avionics Corporation, has added high-speed Wi-Fi broadband Internet access to its existing live, inflight television service on Trans-Atlantic flights using its IFE platform, PLANET.

These services – PLANET GCS – are being introduced to the Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER’s and Airbus A330-300’s just as the summer travel season comes to a start.

Once an aircraft is upgraded, passengers will have access to high-speed, unlimited Internet with laptops, tablets, smartphones or any other device that is WiFi enabled . Business travelers can also access their company’s Virtual Private Network (VPN). The high-speed Internet service will initially be provided free of charge as an introductory offer.

Together with the new high-speed Internet service and personal seatback TV screens, passengers will have access to live TV with the latest news and television programs, as well as online services related to Turkish Airlines’ loyalty program Miles & Smiles and access to customer relations connections.

TURKISH AIRLINES – SUMMER SCHEDULE CHANGES

 

As a result of high demand for seats between Istanbul and New York, a 3rd daily nonstop is being added to the summer flight schedule starting May 28, 2012.  The new flights will be operated by Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

With the start of the summer schedule on May 28, nonstop flights are also being added to Bremen and Leipzig in Germany.  This is in addition to Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Köln, Munich, Nurnberg and Stuttgart.

UPDATED FLIGHT SCHEDULES

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Istanbul to New York

Istanbul (IST) – New York (JFK)
Departure Arrival
Daily 07:25am
01:05pm
06:20pm
11:20am  Flight TK 03
04:30pm  Flight TK 01
10:05pm  Flight TK 11
New York (JFK) – Istanbul (IST)
Departure Arrival
Daily 12:50pm
06:25pm
00:05am
05:40am (+1) Flight TK 04
11:15am (+1) Flight TK 02
04:45pm        Flight TK 12

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Istanbul to Germany

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Istanbul (IST) – Bremen (BRE)
Departure/Arrival
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 11:25am – 01:40pm Flight TK 1331
Bremen (BRE) – Istanbul (IST)
Departure/Arrival
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 02:30pm – 06:35pm Flight TK 1332
Istanbul (IST) – Leipzig (LEJ)
Departure/Arrival
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 11:55am – 01:50pm Flight TK 1337
Leipzig (LEJ) – Istanbul (IST)
Departure/Arrival
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 02:45pm – 06:40pm Flight TK 1338

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Effective May 28 with the summer schedule
***All Times Local.
***+1: Next Day Arrival.

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NEW MOGADISHU ROUTE

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Turkish Airlines’ first flight to Mogadishu, Somalia (MGQ), departed on March 5, 2012.  This flight marks the first time a European Airline provided service to the Somali capital.   The new service, operating via Khartoum, Sudan (KRT), will depart outbound on Tuesdays and Thursdays as TK 686  and return on Wednesdays and Fridays as TK 687 according to the the following schedule:

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Istanbul (IST) to Mogadishu (MGQ)

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Istanbul (IST) – Mogadishu (MGQ) Departure Arrival
Tuesday, Thursday 10:15pm 07:00am Flight TK 686
Mogadishu (MGQ) -Istanbul (IST) Departure Arrival
Wednesday, Friday 08:00am 03:05pm Flight TK 687

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*** All Times are Local.

Turkish Airlines’ will operate this flight using a Boeing 737-800, one of its newest, advanced aircraft.  With the launch of this route, Turkish Airline adds yet another point to its growing network, linking cities across the globe via its Istanbul hub.

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