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Turkish Airlines confirms planned large order

Posted 13 March 2018 · Add Comment

Turkish Airlines has confirmed plans to buy 50 firm and 10 optional wide-body aircraft from Airbus and Boeing.

Turkish Airlines said it has agreed to 25 Airbus A350-900s from the A350 XWB Family -  that will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.

“With Turkish Airlines serving more destinations than any other airline around the world, we are delighted to build our future on Airbus’ all-new A350 XWB to support the development of our international route-network from our Istanbul and Ankara hubs.” said Turkish Airlines Chairman, M. Ilker Ayci.

“We are extremely proud at Airbus to count Turkish Airlines as a new A350 operator, the world’s most modern and efficient widebody aircraft.” said Eric Schulz, Chief Commercial Officer, Airbus'. ”This order strengthens and expands the long-lasting partnership between Airbus, Turkish Airlines and Turkey overall.

The airline has also agreed to buy 25 Boeing B787-9 Dreamliners. In addition, the company has the option to buy five more of each aircraft from both manufacturers, bringing the eventual purchase to a total of 60 aircraft.

Delivery for six planes is expected in 2019, with 14 in 2020, 10 in 2021, 12 in 2022, 11 in 2023, and seven in 2024.



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