Turkish Airlines has finalized an order for seven Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) jets, valued by Boeing at $1.9 billion at current list prices. This order is in addition to five 777-300ERs that Turkish Airlines ordered in April, bringing their the airline’s total 777-300ER orders to 12 aircraft. The airline currently operates a fleet of 65 Boeing jets, including Next-Generation 737s and leased 777-300ERs.
The 777-300ER can seat up to 365 passengers in a three-class configuration and has a maximum range of 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 km). The 777 family is the world’s most successful twin-engine, twin-aisle jetliner. To date, 56 customers around the world have ordered more than 1,100 777s.
Fast-growing Turkish Airlines carries approximately 20 million passengers a year, with direct flights to 108 international and 33 domestic destinations. The airline was founded in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft that carried a total of 28 passengers. Turkish Airlines made its first domestic flight in 1933 and its first international flight in 1947.