20 JUNE 2022


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Article from BTNews 20 JUNE 2022


Türkiye Havayolları a new airline name.

But not a new airline.

Turkey’s national carrier, Turkish Airlines, which has been operating since 1933, will change the livery of its aircraft to its local name, Türkiye Havayolları, the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced.

"We have taken a symbolic step by changing Turkey's name in the international sphere to 'Türkiye'. From now on the fuselage of our planes will be marked not as Turkish Airlines but as Türkiye Havayollari", Erdogan said during a speech at the commissioning ceremony of the Türksat 5B satellite.

This change is unlikely to be debated in a serious manner at IATA.  Its two-letter code remains TK with ICAO using THY.  The airline's website so far has not changed.  IATA still calls Mumbai BOM after even its name changed in 1995.  MUM is Mumias Airport in Kenya.



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You could do the same with BA - resurrect the name BOAC. I rather enjoyed flying BOAC back in the good old days...