Turkish Airlines News Stories
May 15, 2013
Turkish Airlines said there had been little impact on Wednesday from a strike in protest over pay and previous sackings, saying the low turnout was a "scandal" for the company's main union.
May 14, 2013
Turkish Airlines staff are highly likely to go on strike from Wednesday, a union official said, raising the prospect of flight delays and cancellations in a dispute over pay and the reinstatement of sacked workers.
May 9, 2013
Turkish Airlines is quashing a ban on female flight attendants wearing red lipstick and nail polish, its chief executive said on Thursday, after an outcry by secular Turks worried the country is becoming too Islamic.
May 3, 2013
Turkey's national airline has barred female flight attendants from wearing red lipstick and nail polish, striking a nerve among secular Turks worried the country is becoming more Islamic.
April 18, 2013
Turkish Airlines is interested in buying Airbus A380 superjumbo and A350 wide-body aircraft provided the plane maker comes up with "good opportunities", chairman Hamdi Topcu told Les Echos newspaper.
April 9, 2013
Turkish Airlines has committed to buying 70 Boeing 737s worth USD$6.9 billion at list prices, just weeks after placing a large order with Airbus.
March 21, 2013
Lufthansa's cargo unit is keen for a tie-up with Turkish Airlines, its chief executive said on Thursday, a move that would expand the German airline's presence in growth markets such as Turkey and the Middle East.
March 15, 2013
Turkey's national carrier Turkish Airlines said on Friday it had decided to buy 117 planes from Airbus, of which 82 are firm orders and 35 options, for delivery between 2015-2020.
March 6, 2013
Turkish Airlines is still in talks with both Airbus and Boeing over plans to order narrow-body planes and has not yet made a final decision on the number of aircraft it will buy, chairman Hamdi Topcu told reporters.
March 3, 2013
Turkish Airlines is still in negotiations for an order for over 100 aircraft, a spokesman said, after a German report that a deal with Airbus had not come off during a trip by German chancellor Angela Merkel to Turkey.
February 14, 2013
Turkish Airlines will partner the government of Niger to create a new national airline for the West African country, Niger's government announced on Thursday.
January 24, 2013
Turkish Airlines plans to order more than 100 narrow-body planes by the end of March, underlining its position as a key client for global plane makers after ordering billions of dollars worth of larger models in 2012.