Sunday, September 17, 2017

Airlines boost capacity for EuroBasket

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Serbia and Slovenia will face off in the final of the European Basketball Championships - EuroBasket - in Istanbul tonight with additional flights and capacity being scheduled from the Turkish city to both Ljubljana and Belgrade.

An unprecedented number of services will be operated between Ljubljana and Istanbul today. Turkish Airlines will run a total of ten flights in order to ferry fans to the game. The carrier has deployed its largest aircraft, the wide-body Boeing 777-300ER, which has the capacity to seat 400 passengers, to Ljubljana this morning. Furthermore, both the morning and evening service to the Slovenian capital on Monday will be operated by the type. In addition, Adria Airways has scheduled two flights to Istanbul.

From Belgrade, Air Serbia's charter brand Aviolet has scheduled a service to the Turkish city, which will be followed up with two flights by Turkish Airlines, two flights by Atlasglobal and another flight by Pegasus Airlines.

B777-300ER in Ljubljana this morning

28 comments:

  1. today 10 TK flights an 2 Adrias flights to IST :) Gooooo Sloveniaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

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  2. What a fantastic day, event and the TK 77W in LJU. Crazy
    Def one of the historic days in ex YU aviation!!

    Both Serbia and Slovenia can be so proud of tonights final. I ll be in San Sebastian on the Real Madrid game but hope that I can flw the final on smartphone

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  3. Does anyone know good HD streams for tonight's game?

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    1. http://www.livebasketball.tv/

      This is FIBA's tv channel, it's good quality but I think you need to pay a few Euros to watch the games.

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  4. TK's evening flight tomorrow is operated by an A332.

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    1. Nice! Shame it's at night so there won't be any pictures.

      Three A330 in BEG on Monday, New York, Beijing and Istanbul

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    2. That is not true. It is operated by the B737-800. The bilateral agreement between Serbia and Turkey does not allow Turkish Airlines to use wide body aircraft on flights to Serbia (excluding cargo). The biggest they can send is the A321.

      https://i.imgur.com/bEuKqrd.png

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    3. It's listed on Belgrade Airport as A330-200 operating tomorrow evening. They probably haven't changed it in the reservation system yet.

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    4. First of all, the bilateral says that nothing larger than a B739 can be used. Widebodies can be scheduled as charter flights which this is in a way.

      Don't forget that TK already sent a widebody to Belgrade. The bilateral made sense only as long as Air Serbia operated scheduled flights to Turkey.
      Given that they failed there, there is no reason to enforce the agreement.

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    5. I'm watching the system tomorrow both regular flights TK 1061/1062 and TK 1063/1064 will be operated by B77W :)

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    6. That's LJU, right?

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    7. @ 12.40 if you read the text you would have noticed it's already been written.

      "The carrier has deployed its largest aircraft, the wide-body Boeing 777-300ER, which has the capacity to seat 400 passengers, to Ljubljana this morning. Furthermore, both the morning and evening service to the Slovenian capital on Monday will be operated by the type."

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  5. Few photos from LJU via Sierra5:
    https://scontent.flju1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21552049_1663736640343472_7968569920086122724_o.jpg?oh=b311d701739be829f4fc6732ef66ca8e&oe=5A55F5A2

    https://scontent.flju1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21743814_1663736503676819_2874706134113369273_o.jpg?oh=27b09d4655061fd1c63a8f87e5bfb083&oe=5A5E2845

    https://scontent.flju1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21761860_1663735727010230_5337003462582303132_n.jpg?oh=b33d764607a4918745e3321175322d63&oe=5A5B2DC6

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    1. Little Istanbul :) Nice photos indeed.

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  6. Belgrade is hardly worth mentioning in this story. There will be one (1) extra flight, that is the Aviolet one. Everything else are scheduled flight.

    On top of that, with KK's afternoon flight is very difficult to make it in time for the game, while with TK's evening flight it is literally impossible. So the only flights from BEG that are relevant for the Eurobasket game are TK and KK in the morning (both scheduled) and PC at noon (also scheduled). And on top of that there is one charter by Aviolet. Compared to LJU it is absolutely not worth reporting.

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    1. Belgrade is also 600 km closer to Istanbul, southern Serbia even more than that. I am sure many have taken the road. Also, during the last match there were already several thousand Serbs there meaning we went earlier there than the Slovenes did.

      However, given the tone of your post I think your issue is with Serbia and not with the text itself.

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    2. And why exactly are you surprised that more Slovenes have gone there than the Serbs? It's their first time in the finals and given that Dragic is retiring one can wonder when they'll be back.

      Serbia is good in basketball so this is nothing out of the ordinary for us.

      Also has it crossed your mind that Slovenes have bought most of the free seats in the arena?

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    3. So, we Serbs are so used to play in the finals that nobody cares :) However, the initial post is about additional flights today. If we focus only to this pice of information, I do agree with Anon 1:15: It's an interesting news when it comes to Ljubljana airport and almost no news when it comes to Belgrade, that indeed have a large numbers of schedule flights to Istanbul.

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    4. Both airports have more flights to IST today and TK also increased capacity to BEG. GET OVER IT!

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    5. It's just a discussion. Why such tone? Would be interesting to have an information about the number of seats added to both destinations.

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  7. Can anyone estimate how many passengers flew between LJU and IST on these special flights?

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    1. According to Ljubljana Airport FB only today almost 2000: https://www.facebook.com/LJUairport/?hc_ref=ARQu4tfvEeRFn53sv-17GLkuHE0CtYd1c1gvWhhNMaVRdE3op7KPJ4tHT7pxWq6mJ84&fref=nf

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    2. About 3000 people

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  8. Had to share here :D
    https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21740122_1563915347005060_8789366697293832906_n.jpg?oh=050ed115e6258153977ab672ee274736&oe=5A139694

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