Turkish Airlines finalises deal for up to 30 787 Dreamliners
Turkish Airlines has finalised a firm order with Boeing for 25 787-9 Dreamliners, with options for five more airplanes.
The airline is the seventy-first customer to buy the 787. Collectively customers have ordered more than 1,400 Dreamliners, the fastest-selling twin-aisle airplane in Boeing's history.
The Turkish Airline’s firm order will allow the carrier to meet the growing demand at its home base – Istanbul’s third airport.
M. İlker Aycı, Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee, Turkish Airlines, said: "This firm order…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 also recently grew its stable of 777 jets, buying three more 777 Freighters. It also uses electronic charts and some other services from Boeing Global Services to optimise operations and operational systems.
"We are proud to extend our decades-long partnership with Turkish Airlines," said Kevin McAllister, President and Chief Executive Officer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.