Turkish flag carrier Turkish Airlines has extended the leases on five of its nine Avro RJ100s. The aircraft concerned are the first five RJ100s delivered to the airline: TC-THA (msn E3232), TC-THB (msn E3234), TC-THC (msn E3236), TC-THD (msn E3237), and TC-THE (msn E3238). Turkish uses its 13 Avro RJs (four RJ70s and nine RJ100s) to operate domestic services. The RJs are the only aircraft in Turkish’s fleet capable of operating from several airports in the airline’s regional network. Turkish recently introduced a “wave system” of flight schedules at Ankara, with four flights a day to regional cities. Utilization of Turkish’s RJs averages over eight hours a day.
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