Turkish Airlines finalises $982.5 million order

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have today finalised an order for 15 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 passenger aeroplanes, an agreement worth $982.5 million at list prices.

The Istanbul-based airline, Turkey’s flag carrier, will use the aeroplanes to expand services and accommodate traffic growth. The airline already operates 26 Boeing Next-Generation 737s.

“We are adding new destinations at the same time as we are seeing rapid growth in passenger traffic on our current routes,” said Turkish Airlines President and CEO Abdurrahman Gundogdu. “Our Next-Generation 737s have been economical to operate and will help us to meet market growth.”

Deliveries of the new aeroplanes begin next year. The 737-800s will replace earlier 737 models and other aeroplanes in the carrier’s fleet.