Turkish Avro RJs to be transferred to new airline

Turkish Airlines will transfer most of its Avro RJs to a new low-fare regional airline, TurkJet, which is to be established in early 2003 to carry domestic feeder traffic. The new carrier will be based in Ankara and take over most of THY’s domestic services. Unlike nationally-owned THY, TurkJet will be majority-owned by the private sector, although THY and Turkey’s Ministry of Transport will also have stakes. THY currently operates three RJ70s and nine RJ100s. It expects to transfer seven or eight of these aircraft to the new airline.

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