Turkish Airlines signs lease agreement for six Boeing 737-8 MAX

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Turkish Airlines has leased new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from CDB Aviation, bolstering its fleet after the Paris Air Show, where many orders were placed.

Turkish Airlines signs lease agreement with CDB Aviation

Turkish Airlines has reached a leasing agreement for new narrow-body Boeing 737 MAX jets, just a week after the Paris Air Show which was marked by many aircraft orders. Currently, the company already operates 28 aircraft of the -8 variant. This agreement was signed with CDB Aviation, a leasing company owned by China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co. Ltd. CDB Aviation has a fleet of nearly 400 aircraft and leases them to 67 customers in 39 countries.

The 6 new Boeing 737 MAX delivered between 2024 and 2025

The addition of these new Boeing 737 MAX will allow Turkish Airlines to improve its operations and provide better service to its customers. Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are known for their fuel efficiency and advanced features. The six aircraft are already part of CDB Aviation’s order book with Boeing and will be delivered between 2024 and 2025. They will be equipped with CFM International’s Leap-1B engines and in the AnadoluJet configuration.

Turkish Airlines owns 51 Airbus A321neo

Turkish Airlines has already entered into a lease agreement with CDB Aviation for three aircraft, including its very first Airbus A320neo. Since this acquisition, the airline has added 51 Airbus A321neo to its fleet, and it has also placed orders for 47 other aircraft of this model.

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