Turkish Airlines "200th aircraft" Boeing 737-9F2ER TC-JYI visits Birmingham on Tuesday 2 April 2013

Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-9F2ER TC-JYI which is their "200th aircraft".... Photo: Ron Kosys

.... operated their flight from Istanbul touching down on Runway 33

.... this aircraft which wears a special colour scheme Photo: Ian Bowley

.... was visiting to mark the increased frequency of their service

.... from Istanbul to 10 flights a week Photos: Brett Allen

.... and was greeted to a traditional water canon salute

.... by the Birmingham Airport Fire Service
.... before taxiing to its parking stand

.... lets play that again - the view from Elmdon

.... as the aircraft goes through the water arch

.... and turns to its parking stand Photos: Laurence Jones

.... and parks on Stand 42R - while the aircraft is being turned round....

Selim Ozturk, General Manager for Turkish Airlines at Birmingham hosted a reception in the gate area

.... with Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport, and the flight crew helping cut the cake

The Turkish Airlines cake!

The "Orchestra of the Swan" then joined everyone on the aircraft steps....

.... a quick check in the cockpit as the Captain prepares for departure

.... and Boeing 737-9F2ER TC-JYI is on its way Photo: Mike Hollick

.... climbing away destination Istanbul Photo: Nick Broome
 See here for an update on Turkish Airlines service to Birmingham

Tuesday 2 April 2013


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