Turkish Airlines has revealed plans to purchase 50 firm and 10 optional aircraft – a total of 60 wide body aircraft – six of which will be delivered in 2019, 14 in 2020, 10 in 2021, 12 in 2022, 11 in 2023 and seven in the year 2024.
A total of 30 B787-9 aircraft, including 25 firm and five optional, will be purchased from Boeing, and a total of 30 A350-900 aircraft – 25 firm and five optional – will be purchased from Airbus.
The airline signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last January at the Élysée Palace, Paris. Turkish Airlines also settled an order with Boeing for 787-9 Dreamliners last September.
Speaking on the news was chairman of the board and executive committee, Turkish Airlines, M. İlker Aycı: “Today, we’re pleased to conclude this process which will bring a landmark benefit not only to Turkish Airlines, but also to Turkey’s aviation, by firmly ordering these aircrafts to be added to our ever-expanding fleet.
“This great step, which will further strengthen our ever-expanding fleet for 2023, will bring our passenger’s satisfaction to a much higher level and will result in great acceleration to the steady rise of our country’s flag carrier, Turkish Airlines,” he concluded.