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Turkish Airlines places order for 220 Airbus aircraft

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The latest order will take Turkish Airlines’ total orderbook for Airbus aircraft to 504, of which 212 are already delivered

Turkish national carrier Turkish Airlines is expanding its fleet size by purchasing more than 200 Airbus aircraft.

The order comprises 150 Airbus’ A321s and 70 A350 widebody aircraft (50 A350-900s, 15 A350-1000s and 5 A350F freighters), the European airline manufacturer said in a statement.

This follows two orders from the airline for 10 A350-900s in September and four A350-900s in July 2023. 

The latest order will take Turkish Airlines’ total order book for Airbus aircraft to 504, of which 212 have been delivered. 

“The addition of these advanced Airbus aircraft to our fleet will not only enhance our operational capabilities but also significantly contribute to our environmental goals,” said Turkish Airlines chairman Ahmet Bolat. 

“By modernising our fleet with more efficient and environmentally friendly aircraft, we are contributing to the nation’s prominence as an aviation hub.”

Last month state-run Anadolu news agency reported that Turkish Airlines had held talks with Airbus on a potential order of 355 new aircraft.

Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi said in December that the airline plans to increase its fleet size to 813 aircraft by 2033 as part of its expansion drive.

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