Turkish Airlines closes Airbus and Boeing orders

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Turkish Airlines Image by Boeing

Turkish Airlines announced on 9 March that, in order to ensure the need for wide-body aircraft, has decided to purchase 50 firm and 10 optional aircraft from both Airbus and Boeing.

Turkish Airlines and Boeing announced they have finalized a firm order for 25 787-9 Dreamliners with options for five more airplanes. The firm order will allow Turkey’s flag carrier to further meet the growing demand at its home airport, Istanbul’s third airport, and improve the flying experience for passengers. With this firm order, Turkish Airlines becomes the 71st customer to buy the 787.

Airbus A350-900 Turkish AirlinesImage by Airbus

Turkish Airlines also has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus to acquire 25 A350-900 aircraft plus five options. Turkish Airlines currently operates an Airbus fleet of 167 aircraft with a further 92 A321neo on the backlog. Turkey is an integral part of the Airbus supply chain for almost 20 years, being a partner in all Airbus aircraft programmes, including the A350 XWB.

A total of 60 wide-body aircraft, of which 6 to be delivered in 2019, 14 in 2020, 10 in 2021, 12 in 2012, 11 in 2023 and 7 in the year 2024.

— Turkish Airlines; Airbus; Boeing