Turkish Airlines has finalized a firm order for 15 Boeing 777-300ERs, valued by Boeing at $4.7 billion at list prices.
The deal, first announced in October as a commitment, also includes options for five additional Boeing 777-300ER widebodies and is the largest order by value in Turkish Airlines’ history.
Turkish Airlines’ fleet currently includes 12 Boeing 777-300ERs, the first of which Boeing Commercial Airplanes delivered in October 2010. Over the past two years, these aircraft have formed the backbone of Turkish Airlines’ long-haul operations.
The latest order will enable the Turkish flag carrier to continue to serve new destinations worldwide, according to Boeing.
“This latest order from Turkish Airlines is testament to the key role the 777 has played in the carrier’s long-haul route expansion,” says Todd Nelp, vice president of European sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
“In recent years, Turkish Airlines has been incredibly successful in providing its passengers with outstanding service to a growing range of international destinations,” adds Nelp.
The Boeing 777-300ER seats up to 386 passengers in a three-class configuration and has a maximum range of 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 kilometers).
Turkish Airlines currently operates a fleet that includes nearly 100 Boeing aircraft (as well as a similar number of Airbus single-aisle and twin-aisle jets) and serves more than 200 destinations in 90 countries worldwide.