Turkish Airlines signs MoU for Seven Airbus A330s

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Monday, 22 June 2009

Turkish Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for seven A330 widebody aircraft.

The order includes two of the increased take-off weight version of the A330-200, which offers an extended flying range of up to 7,200 nautical miles, and five A330-300s.

With deliveries scheduled from August 2010, Turkish Airlines will use the aircraft on their regional and long-haul routes.

"The A330s low operating costs and cabin comfort perfectly fits our ambitious growth plans. The new increased take off weight of the A330-200 will allow us to expand our long-haul network, linking Istanbul with New York, whilst the A330-300 will service our high capacity medium haul destinations," said Dr Candan Karlitekin, Chairman of Turkish Airlines.

Turkish Airlines already operates 67 Airbus aircraft, including five A310s, 46 A320 family aircraft, seven A330s and nine A340s.

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