Turkish Airlines Applies for Sydney & Melbourne Routes

Turkish Airlines Applies for Sydney & Melbourne Routes
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Sky News in Australia has revealed that Turkish Airlines has made an application with the relevant authorities to operate Sydney & Melbourne flights.

According to the report, the submission of the application would allow the carrier to begin such flights within 12 months.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Turkish Airlines Applies for Sydney & Melbourne Routes…

Turkish Airlines Applies for Sydney & Melbourne Routes
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It is understood that Turkish Airlines aims to service the Sydney & Melbourne flights using its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

If approved, the plan would be to have around five weekly services, before eventually going to daily frequencies, as the country sees demand for flights into the other end of the world.

For the airline, as per Simple Flying, one route will be serviced up to daily first before alternating over to the other city, with this process expected to take around two years to do after first flight.

In terms of the competition aspect, the Sky News report stated that Australian carrier Qantas will not oppose these new flights to Sydney & Melbourne with Turkish Airlines.

This comes amid the continued backlash that the airline has had over CEO pay, as well as the blocked addition of Qatar Airways flights into the country, as well as coordination with China Eastern.

Looking ahead, all eyes are now on the Transport Ministry in Australia to see whether these flights will be approved, and whether this could represent a new step in international operations for Turkish Airlines.

But for now, let’s wait and see what is said on this.

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