Turkish Airlines has signed a firm order for four Airbus A330-200F freighter aircraft.
To be operated by Turkish Cargo, Turkish Airlines’ cargo wing, the four new Airbus A330-200F freighters will add to five it already has in service, from two previous rounds of orders for the type.
According to Airbus, not only will the four new A330-200Fs help to further boost Turkish Cargo’s expansion in the cargo market, but will also enable it to meet growing cargo market demand quickly.
“The A330-200F freighter aircraft have demonstrated outstanding operational reliability and performance for our cargo transport operations,” says Dr Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines. “It is with this in mind that we chose to expand our freighter fleet with more A330-200F.”
Turkish Airlines operates the largest Airbus fleet of any airline in Turkey, with 139 Airbus aircraft currently in service. They include 91 A320-family single-aisle aircraft, two A310 freighters, 17 A330-200s, 18 A330-300s, five A330-200Fs and six A340-300s.
The Airbus A330-200F is capable of carrying a payload of 65 to 70 tonnes over a range of up to 4,000 nautical miles.