Turkish to Edinburgh from 16th July 2012!Back to Forum
Anonymous21 Apr 2012
The first of the great Eastern airlines to make Edinburgh it’s Scottish gateway ! Albeit a “seasonal” service !21 Apr 2012
Hopefully, Turkish will commit to this route and provide regional travellers a good alternative to Lufthansa, Air France and KLM. Now just for more gulf airlines…21 Apr 2012
I think once daily to Glasgow and 4 x a week to Edinburgh should be looked at. They will definately fill up the seats with the strong ethnic populations in those cities and lower fares ! Service on Turkish is excellent in Business Class by the way !23 Apr 2012
Sort of rubbishes the fact that Glasgow was openly mentioned in media in the last 2 years !
It is a surprise that they went with Edinburgh http://forum.kusadasi.biz/threads/turkish-airlines-glasgow.17251/23 Apr 2012
As someone who regularly communtes between Abu Dhabi and Edinburgh using Etihad and Lufthansa I welcome another option (I prefer not to use the poor overnight services of BA too much).
I have use Turkish on a number of occasions through istanbul to LHR, MAN and BHX. While I agree that business class is good to LHR in their 777s and 330s it’s not so good to MAN and BHX in their 737s.
The Edinburgh service is scheduled to use a 319 so I don’t agree that business class will be a good service option on the 3-4 hour trip to Istanbul.
What would be good is if they used their 321s, which they use from Istanbul to Abu Dhabi, as they have decent short-haul business class seating as opposed to the normal layout with the middle seat free.23 Apr 2012
I think owing to TK’s sponsorship of MAN United, there should be a daily A330 service from Manchester.
Glasgow and Edinburgh could both easily be served by A321s.26 Apr 2012
Looking at videos on youtube of Turkish crew during boarding for an IST-AMS flight they seem bored,annoyed, tired and with a very poor grasp of English ?
This echoes my MAN-IST flight a few years ago when one of the most miserable looking Airhostesses was standing by the curtain at boarding and so did not want to be there.
She also treated Asian passengers with contempt during the flight. With Turkish trying to become GLOBALLY YOURS I seriously think the crew need to be taught international standards of English !26 Apr 2012
I look forward to Turksih coming to Edinburgh as it will avoid travellers such as myself having to go via LHR so frequently. Turkish have good connections to the former Soviet states and this will mean the possibility of two flights sectors from Scotland rather than the often three when travelling via LHR. Agree though that TK’s service can be inconsistent. Travelling back from Tbilisi last year in business, on the 2 hour flight to Istanbul the inflight service ended 70 minutes before landing and it was impossible to get a drink thereafter!26 Apr 2012
£109.00 return ?!!! That will certainly get bums on seats. But for long term loyalty maybe to give crew some training in understanding the Scottish accent and maybe to use the A321 on this route as opposed to the A319 ? Also Glasgow was in the pipeline and maybe should be served on alternate days ??26 Apr 2012
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