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1,200 jobs to go at slashed Lufthansa subsidiary

Jun 24, 2020 - 12:05 AM

'Flight operations by SunExpress Germany...will be ended shortly,' says a SunExpress spokesman

SUNEXPRESS. The airline is a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines. Photo from SunExpress website

30 injured as turbulence hits Turkish Airlines flight to New York

Mar 10, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The injured are taken to local hospitals, mainly for treatment of bumps, cuts, and bruises

TURBULENCE BEFORE LANDING. A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 flight from Istanbul to New York is hit with turbulence 45 minutes before landing. Photo from Wikimedia commons

Swede's stunt to save Afghan from deportation goes viral

Jul 26, 2018 - 12:00 AM

A spokesman at the Swedish Prison and Probation Service confirms the pilot decided Elin Ersson, along with the Afghan asylum seeker and the escorts accompanying him had to leave the plane, halting the planned deporation

Emirates, Turkish Airlines win exemption from U.S. laptop ban

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:37 PM

They are the latest carriers after Abu Dhabi s Etihad to win a reprieve after Washington imposed new rules in March on direct flights from 10 airports in Turkey the Middle East and North Africa

An Emirates Airlines aircraft, flight 215 from Dubai, comes in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport on March 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Turkey says U.S. to lift laptop ban on Istanbul-origin flights

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:44 PM

Its removal would come after Turkey began using highly sophisticated tomography devices for X ray and ultrasound at Istanbul s Ataturk International Airport

After ban, Turkish Airlines to offer laptops to VIP travelers

May 06, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Passengers may now request for laptop from the cabin crew for in flight use

LAPTOP SERVICE. Turkish Airlines offers laptops to business-class travelers after the ban on large electronic devices from certain countries. Photo from Turkish Airlines

U.S., Britain ban laptops on flights from Turkey, Arab world

Mar 21, 2017 - 8:57 AM

3rd UPDATE Laptops tablets and portable game consoles are affected by the ban but they may still be stowed in the hold in checked baggage

LAX ARRIVAL. An Emirates Airlines aircraft, flight 215 from Dubai, comes in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport on March 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Kyrgyzstan blames pilot error for Turkish cargo plane hitting village

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:33 PM

7th UPDATE The majority of the dead are from the village of Dacha Suu where the plane – a flight from Hong Kong to Istanbul via Kyrgyzstan s capital Bishkek – crashed

CRASHED. The wreckage of a Turkish cargo plane is seen after it crashed in the village of Dacha-Suu outside Bishkek on January 16, 2017. Photo by Vyacheslav Oseledko/ AFP

WATCH: Super Bowl ads tease 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'

Feb 08, 2016 - 3:59 PM

Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor urge people to visit their great cities in two back to back Turkish Airlines ads – doubling as teasers – for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

FLY TO GOTHAM CITY OR METROPOLIS. Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) invite you to fly to their great cities via Turkish Airlines. Screengrab from YouTube/Turkish Airlines

PAL, Turkish Airlines sign codeshare pact

Jun 18, 2015 - 8:00 PM

The partnership will further drive demand for tourist and business travel between the Philippines and Turkey

PH, Turkey ink new air agreement

Jun 11, 2015 - 4:53 PM

The new air pact increases flights between the two countries the Civil Aeronautics Board says

Turkish Airlines launches Istanbul-Manila flight

Mar 30, 2015 - 8:35 PM

UPDATED The direct route will fly thrice a week to Manila and is eyed to serve businessmen tourists and transit passengers

Turkish Airlines plane skids off Nepal runway

Mar 04, 2015 - 2:33 PM

A Turkish Airlines plane carrying 224 passengers is evacuated after it missed the runway on landing at Kathmandu airport

Nepalese emergency officials inspect a Turkish Airlines airbus after it skidded off from the runway while landing at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, 04 March 2015. Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Travel chaos as heavy snow hits Turkey

Jan 06, 2015 - 8:41 PM

Authorities warn that the cold spell will be unprecedented saying the temperatures might drop to as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius for Istanbul

SNOWFALL. A person walks with an umbrella on a snow-covered road in Ankara, on January 6, 2015. Photo by Adem Altan/AFP

9 Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed

Oct 19, 2013 - 9:10 AM

9 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims have been released by their captors after being kidnapped by rebels last year

FREED. 9 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims are let go by their captors after being kidnapped last year.

Lebanese TV shows video of abducted Turkish pilots

Oct 15, 2013 - 10:06 PM

The two Turkish Airlines employees say they wish they were with their families for Eid al Adha

STILL CAPTIVES. Turkish Airlines pilot Murat Akpinar (right) and his co-pilot Murat Agca were kidnapped on August 9, 2013 in Beirut. Photo from Agence France-Presse/Ihlas News Agency

Turkish pilots abducted in Beirut

Aug 10, 2013 - 10:41 AM

Turkey condemned the pre dawn abduction and urged its citizens to leave Lebanon