Freight Turkish Airlines receives first Boeing 777Freighter
- Turkish Airlines
Boeing has delivered the airline’s first B777 Freighter to Turkish Airlines.
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).
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