Review of Turkish Airlines flight Malé Colombo in Economy

Airline Turkish Airlines
Flight tk730
Class Economy
Seat 37k
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 09:35
Take-off 10 May 15, 01:55
Arrival at 10 May 15, 12:00
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By 1070
Published on 31st October 2017
Welcome to Trip Report 6 en Route back home to Colombo

MLE-CMB (10th May 2015) Turkish Airlines/TK730/Airbus A330-300

Watch the entire Trip Report below:

Having flown this sector before I joined, please do bear with the limited narration since i'm unable to recall the finer details of this sector.

Trip Report 6

With the refueling of TC-JNI/"Konak" complete, the 5 year old Airbus A330-300 was ready for departure to its final destination after a short stop at the archipelago, dropping of a few passengers and continuing onward to to Colombo with the same flight number TK730


The load factor on this sector was around 60% of Pax continuing onward to Colombo

Switched to seat 37K for a a better view

Alongside VQ-BCQ: Aeroflot Airbus A330-300 in SkyTeam Livery!

Maldivian Airbus A320-200 lining up
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Getting back to my originally assigned seat, managed to catch a few more birds

Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 on arrival from Singapore-Changi (SIN)

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Maldivian Bombardier Dash-8 Q300
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Bangkok Airways Airbus A319 touching down

More Airbus A330-300's! Korean Air Airbus A330-300 ready for departure

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Departure from Maldives Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (VRMM/MLE) post- technical stop en-route to Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (VCBI/CMB) Sri Lanka was as scheduled, with no passengers being taken on since Turkish Airlines does not have "5th Freedom flights" on offer for this sector.

Other carriers namely Emirates, Korean Air, China Eastern Airlines as well as China Southern Airlines do have rights to operate 5th Freedom Flights, however this sector is dominated by Sri Lankan Airlines operating 26 rotations per week out of Colombo connecting these two cities.

And we were off

Being a full service airlines, we were entitled to a much awaited Meal for this short-haul flight, today's serving comprised of Tavuk being the only option available which was a decent bite, along with the usual beverage options of tea/coffee or soft drinks as well as alcohol being available

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Overall by far the best Y Class product i've ever been on in all my years of flying!

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Service was smooth and by the time the cabin was cleared out after meal service it was time to land
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On the Tarmac at Colombo-Bandaranaike International Airport

Sri Lankan Airlines Airbus A340-300 and Airbus A320-200 and another frequent visitor, Emirates Boeing 777-300ER
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Sri Lankan Arilines Airbus A320-200 (4R-ABH)
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Sri Lankan Airlines Airbus A340-300 (4R-ADG)
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And ABH once again
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Sri Lankan Airlines Airbus A320-200 (4R-ABM)
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A rare short of Mihin Lanka's Airbus A319 (4R-MRF) and Airbus A321 (4R-MRD)
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The whole experience on Turkish Airlines was flawless, nothing to complain about at all. A brilliant airline outclassing all the other full service carriers i've been on to date.
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Information on the route Malé (MLE) Colombo (CMB)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 7 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Malé (MLE) → Colombo (CMB).


The airline with the best average rating is Turkish Airlines with 8.1/10.

The average flight time is 2 hours and 33 minutes.

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