Turkish Airlines to Order 40 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
Following an agreement with Boeing in New York, Turkish Airlines recently announced its commitment to order 40 “787-9 Dreamliner” aircraft.
The agreement was sealed in the presence of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who visited New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.
“Our agreement to purchase 787 Dreamliners is a significant step forward in enhancing our passengers’ flight experience as these aircraft are the latest and one of the most advanced in the world,” said M. İlker Aycı, chairman of Turkish Airlines’ board and executive committee.
According to international media reports, when finalized, the order would be valued at almost 11 billion dollars.
Boeing Turkey National Aerospace Initiative
In addition to this order commitment, Boeing and the Turkish government also announced the Boeing Turkey National Aerospace Initiative, which is designed to support the growth of the Turkish aerospace industry in conjunction with the targets set by Turkey’s Vision 2023, and strengthen Boeing’s presence in the market.
Boeing’s relationship with Turkey spans more than 70 years. “Working together with Turkey, we are now taking our collaboration to the next level, which will accelerate the growth of the Turkish aerospace industry, while achieving Boeing’s long-term objective to expand its presence in the marketplace,” said Boeing vice chairman Raymond Conner.
Turkish Airlines is currently flying to 300 destinations worldwide (251 international and 49 domestic) with a fleet of 328 (passenger and cargo) aircraft.