Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of its first
The milestone delivery marks many firsts for the
airline. The new airplane is Turkish Airlines' first 777 directly
purchased from Boeing and the first of 12 777-300ERs Turkish
Airlines has on order with Boeing from 2009. The aircraft is also
the first to feature
Turkish Airlines' new "Comfort Class" cabin.
Airlines continues to grow as a global airline with the 777
helping us to expand into new markets in Asia and the Americas,"
said Hamdi Topcu, Chairman of Turkish Airlines. "The addition of
new Boeing 777-300ERs exemplifies our commitment to delivering
high quality service and comfort to our passengers, while enabling
us to continue our profitable growth."
brings new twin-engine efficiency to the airline's long-haul
fleet. The airplane is powered by General Electric GE90-115BLs,
the world's largest and most powerful commercial jet engines.
With this delivery, Boeing is scheduled to
deliver four additional 777-300ERs to Turkish Airlines by the end
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).
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