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Turkish Airlines finalizes contract for 15 Boeing Next-Generation 737s

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com 29 September 2004

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have finalized a previously-announced order for 15 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 passenger airplanes, an agreement worth $982.5 million at current list prices.

The Istanbul-based airline, Turkey’s flag carrier, will use the airplanes to expand service and accommodate traffic growth.

“We are adding new destinations at the same time as we are seeing rapid growth in passenger traffic on our current routes,” said Turkish Airlines President and Chief Executive Officer Abdurrahman Gundogdu. “Our Next-Generation 737s have been economical to operate and shown excellent performance. These airplanes will help us to meet this market growth.”

Deliveries of the new airplanes begin next year. The 737-800s will replace earlier 737 models and other airplanes in the carrier’s fleet.

“We are pleased that Turkish Airlines continues relying on the performance and reliability of the 737-800 to support its expansion,” said Marlin Dailey, Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of sales for Europe and Central Asia. “Turkish Airlines knows that their new airplanes will help them achieve continuing profitability and provide reliable and comfortable service.”

Turkish Airlines, which celebrated its 71st anniversary this year, flies to 27 domestic and 76 international destinations.

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