Turkish Airlines to bolster fleet


Turkish Airlines has confirmed plans to buy at least 50 wide-body aircraft from Airbus and Boeing, as the airline ramps up its ambitions ahead of a move to a new Istanbul airport.

The company has agreed to buy 25 Boeing B787-9 aircraft, known as the Dreamliner, and 25 Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

In addition, it has the option to buy five more of each aircraft from both suppliers, meaning the eventual purchase could total 60 planes.

Six of the aircraft would be delivered in 2019, 14 in 2020, 10 in 2021, 12 in 2022, 11 in 2023 and seven in the year 2024.