March 13, 2018
Boeing and Turkish Airlines have finalised an order for 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to meet growing demand at the third Istanbul airport.
The firm order for 25 aircraft with options for five more 787s was first announced in September, and makes Turkish Airlines the 71st customer to buy the 787.
Turkish Airlines chairman of the board and the executive committee, Ilker Ayci says: “We are pleased to finalise a landmark agreement that will bring significant benefit to Turkish Airlines and Turkey’s aviation industry. This firm order adds the 787 Dreamliner, one of the world’s most state-of-the-art airplanes, to our ever-expanding fleet in 2023, our Republic’s 100th year.”
Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer, Kevin McAllister says he is confident that Turkish Airlines will appreciate the 787-9’s fuel range and efficiency.
He says: “We are proud to extend our decades-long partnership with Turkish Airlines and we welcome them to the growing group of elite airlines who have made the 787 Dreamliner the most preferred mid-sized twin-aisle airplane today.”
Source: (Air Cargo Week)