Turkish Airlines has finalized an order for
seven Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes valued at $1.9
billion at current list prices.
This order is in addition to the five
777-300ERs that Turkish Airlines ordered in April 2009, bringing
their total Boeing 777-300ER orders to 12. The airline currently
operates a fleet of 65 Boeing airplanes including Next-Generation
737s and leased 777-300ERs.
The Boeing 777-300ER can seat up to 365
passengers in a three-class configuration and has a maximum range
of 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 km).
Turkish Airlines is one of the fastest growing and
prosperous airlines in the world. It carries approximately 20
million passengers a year, with direct flights to 108
international and 33 domestic destinations.
The airline was
founded in 1933 with a fleet of five airplanes that carried a
total of 28 passengers. It made its first domestic flight
in 1933 and the first international flight in 1947.
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