Boeing set to make record aircraft delivery to Turkish Airlines

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 29.04.2016 12:57
Updated 29.04.2016 15:46
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Turkish Airlines will buy 26 planes – 777s and 737s -- from Boeing this year.

The record deal between Turkish Airlines and world-famous aircraft manufacturer Boeing will include six 777-300ERs and 20 new-generation 737-800 aircraft. Along with their inclusion in the Turkish Airlines fleet, Boeing will deliver a record number of aircrafts to Turkey from its factory in Seattle.

While the 737-800, which was received over the past month will be the 25th delivery of the global carrier, following this year's 737-800 deliveries, Turkish Airlines will be the leading airline company in Europe with the largest number of 737s in its fleet.

According to a statement by THY Chief Investment and Technology Officer Ahmet Bolat, as well as being one of the world's leading airline companies, Turkish Airlines made the furthest destinations closer for their passengers thanks to their world-wide flight network.

Bolat pointed out that the 26 aircrafts to be received in 2016 from Boeing form a substantial part of their long-haul and short-haul fleet, making great contributions to THY's constant growth.

Boeing Commercial Aircrafts European Sales Vice President Monty Oliver said: "We are pleased that THY continues to show faith in Boeing's products and services. We have a strong relationship with THY, and we are honored that we continue to play a key role in supporting its ambitious growth plans."

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