Turkish Airlines is to order a total of 600 aircraft in June and they will be delivered within ten years, company chairman Ahmet Bolat said on Thursday reports Reuters.
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Speaking ahead of IATA’s AGM hosted in Turkey in early June Bolat told Reuters that the order would consist of 400 narrow-body aircraft and 200 wide-bodies, adding the fleet would increase to 810 aircraft by 2033.
“During the IATA we are going to announce orders. With one of the big manufacturers, we are almost finishing our discussions. We are going to order (a total of) around 600 aircraft,” Bolat told reporters at a press meeting for the launch of the company’s renewed inflight dining concept.
Bolat said THY was close to a deal with Boeing for part of the order but did not give further details, while Boeing declined inquiries from Reuters.
It is expected that the balance of the order for Airbus would be placed a couple of weeks later at the Paris Air Show in the week of June 19.
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