Turkish Airlines will take delivery of a record 26 Boeing aircraft this year.
The flag carrier will add six B777-300ERs and 20 next-generation B737-800s to its fleet in 2016.
Turkish Airlines recently took delivery of its 300th aircraft – an Airbus A330-300 – making it the 13th largest airline in the world in terms of fleet size (see news February 6).
“Turkish Airlines is one of the world’s ascendant airlines and an established global network carrier. It has achieved this through various significant investments in its fleet which now stands at over 311 and growing,” said Ahmet Bolat, chief investment and technology officer.
“The delivery of a further 26 Boeing aircraft this year, which form a substantial part of our long-haul and short-haul fleets, are integral to Turkish’s continued growth and we look forward to introducing the new planes on our domestic and international network.”
Turkish Airlines also has a total of 50 Boeing B737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft on order, as well as around 90 Airbus A320 and A321 Neos.