Is Turkish Airlines safe in 2020?
Author : isturkeysafe
Last Update : 6/5/2020
To summarize, flying with Turkish Airlines is as safe as flying with other world-class airlines; it is completely safe. Sit back and enjoy your flight.
Turkish Airlines (THY) announced that they are suspending operations of Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts in its fleet, the model involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash, after safety concerns. Turkish Airlines currently has 12 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes in its fleet.
In our article published in 2018, we mentioned that the Turkish Airlines Company which made its last accident in 2009 is safe to use. Nothing changed much from 2018, plus there is a a sad truth appeared today. An article published by Chris Hamby in the New York Times reveals that there was actually a Boeing error in this accident. According to the article published, although the reports published in 2009 have been informed that the accident occurred due to a pilot error; in fact, it was emphasized that Boeing's design and safety preferences also played a role in the accident. In the article, it was informed that the faults similar to the design and safety errors that caused the fall of 2 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in 2019 were also observed in the 2009 Turkish Airlines Amsterdam crash, but the Dutch accident report team did not -knowingly or unknowingly- add these to the report. As a result, it turned out that Turkish Airlines was largely innocent in this accident. As long as the Airbus and Boeing planes that make up the aircraft fleet are safe, you can safely choose Turkish Airlines.
THY services had stopped for a while due to coronavirus. According to the following statement made on THY twitter, THY flights will start again with domestic flights as of June 1. Then, it was informed that the international flights would start as stages.
✈️— Türk Hava Yolları (@TK_TR) May 30, 2020
Gökyüzüyle buluşmaya, yeniden keşfetmeye, sevdiklerimize kavuşmaya sayılı günler kaldı. 1 Haziran itibarıyla yeniden göklerdeyiz.
🔎https://t.co/dEgGCBPiMm #TürkHavaYolları pic.twitter.com/zVWMKVDYqf
So what will be the coronavirus measures of THY, where the THY flights start again, is it safe to use THY at the time of coronavirus?
The Coronavirus Measures of THYTurkish Airlines Chairman Bilal Ekşi gave information on some coronavirus measures to be implemented on Turkish Airlines flights via Twitter. Accordingly, according to the tweet below, it was announced that the side seat would not be left empty on THY flights.
Apart from that, it is stated that no more catering will be offered on THY flights under 3 hours.On THY flights, it was stated that all passengers and flight personnel are required to wear masks. In addition, until a new announcement, it was informed that the baggage in the cabin will not be allowed on THY flights, only handbags will be allowed.
Merak ettiğiniz soru!— Bilal EKŞİ (@BilalEksiTHY) May 28, 2020
Uçaklarda YAN KOLTUK BOŞ olacak mı?
Cevap:Havacılık ve sağlık otoritelerinde; uçak havalandırma sistemleri, HEPA filitreleri ve yapılan bilimsel araştırmalarda uçak içi bulaş riskinin yüksek olmaması gibi sebepler ile HENÜZ ZORLAYICI BİR KARAR ALINMAMIŞTIR
Turkish airlines started domestic flights in early June, as previously decided. Turkish citizens who have not been able to leave their homes for months under coronavirus bans showed intense demand for the domestic flights operated on several points. We have mentioned about the measures taken above. So what are the extra measures taken on Turkish Airlines flights at this time? Turkish Airlines created a web page for the coronavirus measures taken. You can access current measures by clicking on the THY Coronavirus Flight Measures page.