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Turkish Airlines Orders 10 Additional Airbus A350-900s

Turkish Airlines has today ordered an additional 10 Airbus A350-900s, taking their total for the type to 40 aircraft. This incremental order is in addition to an order of four A350-900s announced in August 2023.

Turkish Airlines Airbus A350-900 - Courtesy Airbus

On Wednesday (September 6, 2023), Airbus announced that Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier of Türkiye, has placed a new order for 10 additional Airbus A350-900 aircraft. This is in addition to an order for four of the type announced in August 2023, and brings the carrier’s A350-900 fleet commitment to 40. Turkish Airlines currently operates a fleet of 14 Airbus A350-900s.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Airbus’ Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, Christian Scherer, said,

“We are delighted that Turkish Airlines has decided to further enlarge its fleet with the purchase of 10 more A350-900 aircraft. With greater range capability, passenger capacity and comfort, the A350 is the perfect platform to connect Istanbul to the world. This repeat order demonstrates the confidence for our unique new generation aircraft that offers airlines unbeatable economics and efficiency. We are proud to keep expanding our long-lasting partnership with Turkish Airlines and Türkiye’s aviation sector overall.”

As of July 31, 2023, the Airbus A350 had won over 1,000 orders from leading carriers worldwide. The state-of-the-art A350 is the world’s most modern and efficient widebody jet and the long range leader in the 300-410 seat category. The aircraft’s clean sheet design includes advanced technologies and new generation engines that combine to deliver a 25 percent reduction in fuel burn, operating costs and CO2 emissions, as well as a 50 percent noise footprint reduction compared to previous generation competitor aircraft.

Source: Airbus


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