Welcome to Trip Report 6 en Route back home to Colombo
MLE-CMB (10th May 2015) Turkish Airlines/TK730/Airbus A330-300
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Having flown this sector before I joined Flight-Report.com, 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
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)
Maldivian Bombardier Dash-8 Q300
Bangkok Airways Airbus A319 touching down
More Airbus A330-300's! Korean Air Airbus A330-300 ready for departure
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
Cabin/Seat/IFE Overall by far the best Y Class product i've ever been on in all my years of flying!
Service was smooth and by the time the cabin was cleared out after meal service it was time to land
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
Sri Lankan Arilines Airbus A320-200 (4R-ABH)
Sri Lankan Airlines Airbus A340-300 (4R-ADG)
And ABH once again
Sri Lankan Airlines Airbus A320-200 (4R-ABM)
A rare short of Mihin Lanka's Airbus A319 (4R-MRF) and Airbus A321 (4R-MRD)
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. Flying Long-haul? Fly Turkish Airlines.
Eyvallah! Teşekkür Ederim!
Malé - MLE
Colombo - CMB
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