Propeller age Edit
Turkish Airlines was founded on May 20, 1933 under the name Türkiye Devlet Hava Yollari (DHY). The fleet at the time consisted of two Curtiss Kingbird with five seats, two Junkers F 13 with four seats and a De Havilland DH.84 Dragon with ten seats. In 1938, the fleet was supplemented with Douglas DC-3. The first foreign flight took place in 1947 from Ankara via Istanbul to Athens. A total of seven De Havilland DH.114 Heron joined the fleet in 1955. In 1956 DHY was incorporated in Türk Hava Yollari A.O. (THY) renamed. Between 1958 and 1961, Vickers Viscount, Fokker F-27 and Fairchild F-27 were purchased.
The jet age
In 1967, the first jet aircraft was integrated into the Beeline fleet, a Douglas DC-9-14. In 1971, a leased Boeing 707 was added. On December 1, 1972, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 was delivered as the first wide-body aircraft to Turkish Airlines; she was the first non-American operator of this type of aircraft. In 1973, the F -27 were replaced by Fokker F -28, 1974, the first Boeing 727 were integrated into the fleet and founded the subsidiary Cyprus Turkish Airlines. In 1983, the fleet was supplemented with de Havilland Canada DHC-7 aircraft, 1985 with Airbus A310. In June 1986, the first connection to the Far East by a flight to Singapore was established, in August 1988, the first flight to New York City took place. In 1987, together with investment banks, the airline Boğaziçi Hava Taşımacılık (BHT) was founded. Since the desired capacity utilization was not achieved, they withdrew in 1989 from the freight and charter BHT back. In 1989, Turkish Airlines founded the domestic airline Türk Hava Taşımacılık (THT) with BAe ATP regional aircraft and, together with Lufthansa, the charter airline Sunexpress.
That was part of the history of Turkish Airlines
The A 330-200 serves IST-ATL but also many other destinations …
I would be extremely happy to see this soon but also many others I’m sure