Turkish Airlines announced yesterday an order for ten large aircraft Airbus A350-900which will be delivered between 2025 and 2027.
This new order, the amount of which has not been specified, will bring the number of A350-900s from the Turkish airline to 24. According to the European aircraft manufacturer’s latest list price, which has not been updated since 2018 and is not applied, the contract would reach nearly $3.2 billion.
Turkish Airlines indicated at the beginning of June that it wanted to sign for 600 airliners, but has already postponed its purchasing decision for this mega-order twice. According to local media, the Turkish lira has depreciated significantly in recent months, following the re-election at the end of May of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, forcing the Turkish company to review its aircraft order schedule.
Despite everything, Turkish Airlines continued its expansion with breathtaking speed in the second quarter, particularly towards Africa and Asia, taking advantage of the new Istanbul Airport (IGA, inaugurated in 2018), its main connecting hub.
The Star Alliance company currently operates both Airbus single-aisle aircraft including neo (40 A321neo remaining to be delivered) and Boeing single-aisle aircraft (including 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9). On the long haul, it has 49 Airbus A330-200/300s and 14 A350-900s, as well as 33 Boeing 777-300ERs and 18 of the 25 787-9 Dreamliners ordered.