Industry Turkish Airlines could order 50 wide-body aircraft

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According to the Newspaper Arabian Business, the Turkish national flag carrier Turkish Airlines has decided to order 25 Airbus A350-900 and 25 Boeing 787-9.

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The aircraft are scheduled for delivery from 2019 to 2024 and should enable Turkish Airlines to add capacity to its long-haul network.

The Airbus A350-900 can carry up to 325 passengers in a two class configuration with business and economy class. Boeing’s B787-9 Dreamliner can be configured with 28 business class seats and 262 economy class seats.

Turkish Airlines is one of the largest carriers in the world operating both, Airbus and Boeing aircraft in its short-, medium- and long-haul fleet. Currently Turkish Airlines operates a long-haul fleet consisting of 16 Airbus A330-200, 37 Airbus A330-300, four Airbus A340-300 and 34 Boeing 777-300ER. Beside over 100 Airbus A320 Family aircraft, Turkish Airlines has more than 120 Boeing 737 Family in its fleet.

As replacement for the aging A320 and B737 fleet, Turkish Airlines will the first of 92 Airbus A321Neo and 65 Boeing 737 MAX 8 in 2018.

The carrier could use the new jets with higher fuel efficiency on flights from its new hub in Istanbul, which is planned to open in late 2018.

Neither Turkish Airlines nor Boeing or Airbus have officially confirmed the deal.


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