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Turkish Airlines Airbus A330 © Michael Penner

Turkish Airlines raises capacity on Istanbul route

Airline to operate Airbus A330 amid rising demand - model of A330 in Miniatur Wunderland

Turkish Airlines is expanding its operations at Hamburg Airport and from January 1, 2019 will fly the larger Airbus A330 with up to 289 seats on its Istanbul route. Until now, the airline has operated mostly A321s on the route. Aircraft fans can also marvel at a model of the A330 in Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland.

Increased capacity

“Turkish Airlines is reacting to the growing economic importance of Hamburg. The daily use of a long-haul aircraft from our state-of-the-art A330 fleet will offer more capacity for passengers and freight every day. Turkish Airlines […] is enabling its passengers to comfortably reach more than 300 destinations in over 120 countries from Hamburg via the airline’s global hub in Istanbul,” says Nurullah Oguz, General Manager of Turkish Airlines in Hamburg. Four daily flights to Istanbul will be operated as part of the 2019 summer flight schedule.

Miniature model of A330

A model of the original Turkish Airlines Airbus A330 has been on show at Miniatur Wunderland “Knuffingen” airport since December 18, 2018. The Miniatur Wunderland’s fire brigade welcomed the model, which 1:87 in scale, after its maiden flight.

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