Turkish Airlines considers fleet options

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By admin September 24, 2014 20:03

Turkish Airlines considers fleet options

Turkish Airlines has stated it is considering options to increase its fleet of Airbus and Boeing passenger aircraft, though it has yet to decide on size or quantity.

“Levent Konukcu, senior vice-president of investment management at Turkish Airlines, said: “Most probably we will need large aircraft, but cargo capacity is important for us. It is under discussion at high levels in the board now at Turkish Airlines.”

Konukcu also said the airline was looking at types including the B787, the A350, up to the A380 or the Boeing 777X.

“All these aircraft (options) are on the table; we will see,” he added.
Airbus and Boeing have been trying to sell their largest aircraft – the 525-seat A380 and 467-seat 747-8 – to the airline as it seeks to use its geographical position as a final destination to capture traffic from both European rivals and the mainly transit-based Gulf carriers.

Turkish Airlines has said it aims to carry 59.5 million passengers in 2014, up from 48.3 million in 2013.

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By admin September 24, 2014 20:03