Tue, 13 March 2018

Turkish Airlines Orders 25 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Turkish Airlines has finalized a firm order for 25 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners with options for five more airplanes.

 Turkish Airlines is the 71st customer to buy the 787. Together, they have now ordered more than 1,300 Dreamliners, the fastest-selling twin-aisle airplane in Boeing history.

Turkish Airlines Boeing 787-9. Click to enlarge.

"We are pleased to finalize a landmark agreement that will bring significant benefit to Turkish Airlines and Turkey's aviation industry," said M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee. "This firm order adds the 787 Dreamliner, one of the world's most state-of-the-art airplanes, to our ever-expanding fleet in 2023, our Republic's 100th year. The 787 will significantly raise our passengers' satisfaction and play an important role in our plans for our new hub, the new Istanbul airport. This will accelerate the steady rise of our country's flag carrier and support the growth of Turkish Civil Aviation."

Turkish Airlines has continued to expand its fleet of Boeing airplanes. Recently, the airline grew its stable of 777 jets with a purchase of three more 777 Freighters. The airline also uses electronic charts and some other services from Boeing Global Services to further optimize its operations and operational systems.

See also: Turkish Airlines is Key Sponsor of 4th Asian Organic Gourmet Festival in Bangkok.

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