Boeing, Turkish Airlines Finalize Order for 70 737 Aircraft

By Paul Riegler on 14 May 2013
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Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 in Turkish Airlines' livery

Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 in Turkish Airlines’ livery

Turkish Airlines and Boeing said they had finalized an order for 70 737 aircraft.  The order was first announced as a commitment in early April and is worth $6.9 billion at list price.

Turkish Airlines will receive 40 737 Max 8s, 10 737 Max 9s, and 20 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes.  This  is the largest order with Boeing in the airline’s history.

In addition to the 70 aircraft covered by the order, Turkish also has options for an additional 25 737 Max 8s aircraft.

This deal brings the total number of 737 Max orders to 1,285.  Boeing said it currently has more than 3,100 orders for its 737 aircraft.

On April 18, Turkish Airlines placed an order for 117 Airbus aircraft.  The order is comprised of 25 A321, four A320 NEO, and 53 A321 NEO with options for 35 additional A321 NEO.  The order was the airline’s largest ever.

In December, Turkish Airlines ordered 15 Boeing 777-300ER jets.

Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier of Turkey, operates service to 163 international and 41 domestic cities in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. It was founded in 1933 and is a Star Alliance member.



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