Turkey national carrier Turkish Airlines will boost capacities to Southeast Asia in its coming summer season with Kuala Lumpur and Singapore being the main beneficiaries of the airline’s expanded network.
Turkish Airlines is further boosting capacities with IATA summer season in 2020. After adding a new daily flight to Bangkok as well as separating Hanoi from its Ho Chi Minh service in summer 2019, the airline is now looking at boosting capacities to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. The airline expands Istanbul – Singapore route, from June 2020. Initially, the airline will increase from 7 to 10 weekly from June 8 and add an eleventh frequency from July 19. The new Turkish Airlines service will be operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft arriving at 5.50 pm in Singapore while departure is planned at 11.45 am from Changi.
To Kuala Lumpur, the carrier will start four additional frequencies per week from June 9 2020, offering 11 flights per week instead of seven. The aircraft will first be a Boeing 787-9 but will be replaced from August by an Airbus A330-300. The flight boost between both destinations is important as the carrier is expanding its cooperation with Malaysia national carrier. An expanded codeshare partnership was activated this week wiith Malaysia Airline to Australia and New Zealand. Turkish Airlines is now heading its own code on MAS flights from Kuala Lumpur to Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
Turkish Airlines also announced to plan serving Manila from June 2020 with a brand new Airbus A350-900XWB. The A350 will operate the Istanbul – Manila route on a daily basis, replacing a Boeing B777-300ER. To both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the Turkish national carrier will fly with an Airbus A330-300 instead of an older A330-200, starting March 29, 2020.