Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Turkish Airlines Orders More 777s

Order for new aircraft finalised
Shipping News Feature

SEATTLE - Turkish Airlines have finalised an order for seven Boeing 777-300ER aircraft valued at $1.9 billion, according to a Boeing press release.

The order is in addition to the five 777-300ERs that Turkish Airlines ordered in April 2009, bringing their total 777-300ER orders to 12. The airline currently operates a fleet of 65 Boeing airplanes including Next-Generation 737s and leased 777-300ERs.

“The 777-300ER already provides Turkish Airlines with exceptional fuel economy, efficiency, reliability and high levels of cabin comfort for their passengers, combined with unmatched levels of payload and range,” said Aldo Basile, Boeing’s Vice President of Sales for Europe and Russia.

“This additional order is a further confirmation of Turkish Airline's plans for international expansion and their confidence in the abilities of the 777-300ER to help them meet these goals.”

The Boeing 777-300ER can seat up to 365 passengers in a three-class configuration and has a maximum range of 7,930 nautical miles. Fifty-six customers around the world have ordered more than 1,100 777s.