Published On: Tue, Apr 9th, 2013

Turkish Airlines to buy 95 planes from Boeing

pakistan-turk-hava-yollariTurkish Airlines (THY), the country’s flagship carrier, has agreed to buy 95 planes from U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing, signing the second major aircraft deal in a month after ordering 117 planes from Boeing’s French rival, Airbus, in mid-March.

“Our board of directors has decided to buy 20 planes in 2016, 20 in 2018, 15 in 2019, 30 in 2020 and 10 in 2021 from Boeing to meet the need for narrow-body planes,” a THY statement said, adding that 70 of the orders were guaranteed, while the remainder were options.

THY ordered 20 B737-800s, 65 B737-8 MAXs and 10 B737-9 MAXs amounting to more than $9.3 billion based on their average list prices for 2012.

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Source:  Hürriyet Daily News

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