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Monday, December 10, 2012

Turkish Airlines Completes Order for Boeing 777s

Turkish Airlines finalized a firm $4.7 billion order for 15 Boeing 777-300ERs. The order — originally announced as a commitment in October — includes options for an additional five 777-300ERs.

The order is the largest airframe order placed in Turkish Airlines’ history, as the carrier looks to add to its all-Boeing fleet and keep up with the projected growth in commercial passenger demand in the Middle East over the next decade.

“This latest order from Turkish Airlines is testament to the key role the 777 has played in the carrier's long-haul route expansion," said Todd Nelp, vice president of European sales at Boeing. "In recent years, Turkish Airlines has been incredibly successful in providing its passengers with outstanding service to a growing range of international destinations.” More 

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