Turkish Airlines to buy 70 Boeing jets
Istanbul, April 10, 2013
Turkish Airlines has committed to buying 70 narrow-body planes worth $6.9 billion at list prices from Boeing by 2021, just weeks after placing a large order with European aircraft maker Airbus.
The fast-growing airline yesterday announced 70 firm orders and options to buy 25 more aircraft from Boeing between 2016-2021.
Boeing said Turkey's national carrier had committed to ordering 40 B737 MAX 8s, 10 B737 MAX 9s and 20 B737-800 aircraft, with an option for an additional 25 B737 MAX 8s. On March 15, Turkish Airlines said it would buy 117 narrow-body planes.
That order consisted of 25 A321-200 aircraft, four A320 NEO, 53 A321 NEO and an option for a further 35 A321 NEO.
The airline carried 39 million passengers last year and expects to reach 46m this year, growing to 90m by the end of 2020, it said.-Reuters