Turkish Cargo strengthens its presence in Americas with the launch of freighter service to Chicago

turkish_airlinesAlong with its spectacular passenger growth, Turkish Airlines is also rapidly growing its cargo network and operations. In line with that growth, Turkish Cargo inagurates service to the United States, beginning weekly freighter services to Chicago as from April 3, 2015.
This all-cargo flight will supplement the already substantial Cargo capacity currently available on our multiple passenger
flights to cities in both the United States and Canada.

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WTM Africa partners with Turkish Airlines

turkish-airlinesApart from being one of the biggest names exhibiting at WTM Africa this year, Turkish Airlines will be adding to magnitude of their presence in 2015 by partnering with WTM® Africa to provide the impressive Hosted Buyer Programme with an exceptional VIP experience through the state-of-the-art lounge facility.

The WTM® Africa Hosted Buyer Programme provides a cost and time effective way for top level decision makers to source new suppliers, discover new destinations, be inspired, as well as network and connect with the African travel industry. Carefully selected Hosted Buyers can look forward to a variety of benefits at WTM® Africa such as a personalised diary of appointments, a substantial financial contribution towards the cost of their flights, up to 4 nights’ accommodation, exclusive networking events, access to VIP lounge and post event tours.

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, today, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline with a fleet of 264 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 263 destinations worldwide with 220 international and 43 domestic. According to the Skytrax survey of 2014, Turkish Airlines was chosen as “Europe’s Best Airline” for the fourth and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the sixth consecutive time. Having won in 2010, the world’s “Best Economy Catering Service” and in 2013, the world’s “Best Business Catering Service” awards, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world’s “Best Business Catering Service” and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” prizes in the Skytrax survey.

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Turkish Airlines announces Private Offering of Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates


Turkish Airlines announced today the private offering of one tranche of enhanced equipment trust certificates with an aggregate face amount of U.S. $328,274,000 (the “Certificates”). The Certificates will represent an interest in a pass through trust.

The trust will use the proceeds from the offering to acquire equipment notes (the “Equipment Notes”) to be issued by Bosphorus 2015 LLC, a newly formed Delaware limited liability company (the “Issuer”), and secured by three new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft scheduled to be delivered in March 2015 and April 2015. The security interest in each of the aircraft will benefit from the protections of the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol thereto on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment, as enacted in Turkey.

Proceeds from the sale of the Equipment Notes will be used by the Issuer to fund the acquisition of the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, each of which the Issuer will lease to Turkish Airlines under a separate finance lease agreement.

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