Boeing, Turkish Airlines Finalize Deal for Up to 30 787 Dreamliners

Boeing, Turkish Airlines Finalize Deal for Up to 30 787 Dreamliners”

The airline has also agreed to buy 25 Boeing B787-9 Dreamliners.

With this firm order - first announced as a commitment last September - Turkish Airlines becomes the 71 customer to buy the 787.

The total number of passengers carried by Turkish Airlines rose by 26 percent, reaching 5.1 million passengers in February compared to the same month previous year, the flag carrier said Monday.

The government plans to open the new airport by Istanbul's Black Sea coast on October 29, hoping to make it a global hub that can compete with Dubai for transfer traffic. "This will accelerate the steady rise of our country's flag carrier and support the growth of Turkish Civil Aviation".

And the airline is targeting a total 74 million passengers in 2018 and wants to expand its fleet from 329 at present to 424 planes by 2023. Recently, the airline grew its stable of 777 jets with a purchase of three more 777 Freighters.

"We are extremely proud at Airbus to count Turkish Airlines as a new A350 operator, the world's most modern and efficient widebody aircraft." said Eric Schulz, Chief Commercial Officer, Airbus'.

The 787-9 can carry about 290 passengers on flights of about 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 km), while using 20 percent less fuel and emitting 20 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes it replaces. Since entering service in 2011, the 787 family is flying more than 1,500 routes and has made possible more than 170 new nonstop routes around the world.

Based in Istanbul, Turkish Airlines carries over 60 million passengers a year, with direct flights to 301 destinations in 121 countries.

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