[HD video below] Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of its first
Airbus A330-300 and first A330-200 Freighter. The aircraft, both
powered by Rolls-Royce engines, will support Turkish Airlines’
ambitious growth plans in both the passenger and cargo markets.
seating 28 passengers in business class and 261 in economy, will
be used on medium and long range routes from the airline’s hub in
Istanbul. It is the first of ten of the type ordered by Turkish
Airlines in 2009.
The A330-200F will be used by Turkish
Cargo on long haul routes to Shanghai and Hong Kong, and to expand
the Turkish Cargo network. It is the first of two A330-200
Freighter aircraft that will join the airlines existing all Airbus
freighter fleet of four Airbus A310s.
“I am delighted to
be adding two more A330 Family variants to our fleet,” said Dr
Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines. “The benefits we will gain
from the flexibility of the aircraft and commonality with our
existing fleet will provide a strong basis for our continued
The A330-300 has a range of up to 5,650 nm /
10,500 km with a full passenger load.
A330-200F is capable of carrying 65 tonnes over 4,000nm/7,400km or 70 tonnes