AerCap announced yesterday that it had reached an agreement with Turkish Airlines for the rental of 28 new Boeings: three long-haul 787-9s and 25 single-aisle 737 MAX-8s.
Delivery of the new planes is scheduled between 2024 and 2026. The Turkish airline also signed a lease extension with the Irish aircraft leasing company for six long-haul Airbus A330-200s.
“ We have a unique route network, the largest in the world in terms of the number of countries served. We serve more international destinations than any other airline and, in order to strengthen this position, we are always focused on expanding our fleet said Levent Konukcu, Director of Investments and Technology of Turkish Airlines.
At the beginning of September, Turkish Airlines confirmed a new order for 10 additional Airbus A350-900s. It announced the ambition to increase its capacity by 7% to 10% each year by 2033, and operate in ten years a fleet of 800 aircraft in 2033, including some 300 new Airbus A320neo family and 200 new Boeing of the 737 MAX family.