Freight Turkish Airlines receives first Boeing 777Freighter

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Boeing has delivered the airline’s first B777 Freighter to Turkish Airlines.

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Turkish Airlines and Boeing have celebrated the delivery of the first new Boeing cargo aircraft.

The Turkish flag carrier has ordered a total number of two B777F for their existing cargo fleet. Currently Turkish Airlines operates a cargo fleet of three Airbus A310F, one A300F, nine A330F and two Boeing 747-400F.

The new aircraft will be used to increase capacity on existing cargo routes.

"The delivery of our first 777 Freighter is a milestone event in our cargo business," said Mr. İlker Aycı, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Turkish Airlines. "As a prominent sub-brand of Turkish Airlines, Turkish Cargo increased its freighter destinations served from 55 to 73 from the beginning of this year, reaching approximately one million tons of cargo with a 29 percent increase."

The 777 Freighter is based on the 777-200LR passenger airplane and can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a full payload of 112 tons (102 metric tonnes or 102,000 kg).

Source © turkishairlines.com

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