Turkish Airlines has signed a contract for the
purchase of seven Airbus A330-300 aircraft, firming up a
Memorandum of Understanding signed during Le Bourget Airshow in
The aircraft, due for delivery from
September 2010, will be powered by Rolls-Royce engines. Carrying
289 passengers in a two-class configuration, the A330s will be
operated on high capacity medium haul routes.
Airlines has operated Airbus aircraft since 1985, and currently
has a fleet of 67 Airbus aircraft, including five A310s, 46 A320
family aircraft, seven A330s and nine A340s. This is the first
time the airline has ordered the A330-300.
experience with the Airbus A330 has demonstrated the low operating
costs and high level of cabin comfort that this aircraft offers,"
said Dr Candan Karlitekin, Chairman of Turkish Airlines. "This
made it the logical choice for a repeat order to allow us to
efficiently achieve our targeted growth."
The A330-300 has a range of up to
5,650 nm / 10,500 km with a full passenger load.
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