Turkish Airlines Finally Arrives MNL

30 March 2015

After long wait, Turkish Airlines finally landed at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 6:31PM bringing along 266 passengers from Europe on board its Airbus A340-300 (TC-JII) aircraft direct from Istanbul. Its A340 has a seating capacity of 270 passengers.

The thrice weekly flights are scheduled every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday leaving Manila at 8:50PM and arriving Istanbul at 5AM. Departure flights at Ataturk airport is scheduled at 1AM arriving Manila at 6:00PM.

The Philippines becomes Turkish Airlines’ 109th country to fly to, and the airlines' 264th destination globally. It is likewise the 32th point in Asia. Image courtesy Rappler


  1. Congrats TK! An added option from the east coast to fly via atlantic onwards to MNL. Was there a water cannon salute?

  2. Yes there was a water cannon salute, you can view it in youtube.

    1. Thanx..Good job NAIA , at least it was not botched compared to the VS Manchester-Atlanta inaugural flight. Here's the link: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/virgin-ridiculous-inaugural-manchester-atlanta-8950095

  3. Successful. Only 4 vacant seats