Turkish Airlines has announced an order for five Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) aircraft. The Turkish flag-carrier has exercised options on five 777-300ERs that were first announced in December 2012 as part of a previous firm order for 15 777-300ERs. Turkish Airlines now has 20 of these planes currently on order from Boeing.
Turkish Airlines’ fleet currently includes 12 777-300ERs, the first of which Boeing delivered in October 2010. Since then, the 777-300ER has played a significant role in Turkish Airlines’ long-haul growth.
The 777-300ER can seat up to 386 passengers in a three-class configuration and has a maximum range of 14,685 kilometres.
The airline’s African destinations include Accra, Abidjan, Addis Ababa, Algiers, Cape Town, Dakar, Entebbe, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Kigali, Lagos, Libreville, Lusaka, Mombasa, Mogadishu, Ndjamena, Nouakchott, Tripoli, Tunis and Yaoundé.