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Turkish Airlines Orders Four Additional Boeing 777 Freighters

Boeing has today announced that Turkish Airlines has ordered four more Boeing 777 Freighters, expanding their 777F fleet to 12 aircraft, and expanding capacity by 408 metric tons.

Turkish Cargo Boeing 777 Freighter - Courtesy Boeing

On Tuesday (July 2, 2024), Boeing announced that Turkish Airlines has placed an incremental order for four additional Boeing 777 Freighters.  This will expand the carrier’s 777F fleet to 12 aircraft, adding 408 metric tons of capacity.  The Boeing 777 Freighter has a maximum payload capacity of 112 tons (102 metric tonnes) and a range of 4,970 nautical miles (9,200 km).  In addition to freighters, Turkish Airlines operates a fleet of Boeing 777-300ERs, 737NGs, 737 MAX Family and 787 Dreamliner jets.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Turkish Airlines’ Chief Cargo Officer, Ali Türk, said,

“This new investment in expanding our cargo fleet underscores our commitment to meeting the growing global demand for air freight services.  The addition of these Boeing 777 Freighters will not only enhance our operational capabilities, but also serve as another step in our strategic vision to reach the top of air cargo sector worldwide while maintaining our leading position with our unparalleled service and efficiency for our customers across the globe.”


Also commenting on the 777 Freighter order, Boeing Commercial Sales’ Vice President – Eurasia, Paul Righi, said,

“We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with Turkish Airlines and support its expansion of cargo operations with the addition of Boeing 777 Freighters.  The 777 Freighter's payload capacity, range and flexibility will enable Turkish Airlines to deliver exceptional customer service while maximizing operational efficiency.”


With over 265 deliveries, the 777 Freighter is Boeing’s best-selling freighter ever.  Boeing provides more than 90 percent of the world’s dedicated freighter capacity, including new production and passenger-to-freighter conversions.


Boeing (NYSE: BA) is a leading supplier of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, as well as global services.  The aerospace giant tops the list of the largest U.S. exporters, providing a significant positive impact to America’s annual GDP.  Boeing supports government and commercial customers in over 150 countries and employs more than 160,000 team members worldwide.  As Boeing continues to deliver for customers, they are committed to their legacy of aerospace leadership in technology and innovation and living the company’s core values of safety, quality, and integrity.


Source: Boeing


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