Turkish Airlines takes delivery of first two Airbus aircraft

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore September 30, 2010 14:40

Turkish Airlines takes delivery of first two Airbus aircraft

Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of a Airbus A330-300 and a A330-200 Freighter, both are powered by Rolls Royce engines.

The A330-300 joins Turkish Airlines’ existing passenger aircraft fleet of A320, A330-200 and A340-family aircraft, and will operate medium- and long-range routes from Istanbul. It is the first of ten A330 ordered in 2009.

Turkish Cargo will operate the freighter Airbus aircraft on long-haul routes to Shanghai and Hong Kong, and help to expand the Turkish Cargo network. It is the first of two A330-200 Freighter due to join the airline’s existing Airbus A310s.

“I am delighted to be adding two more A330 Family variants to our fleet,” says Dr Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines. “The benefits we will gain from the flexibility of the aircraft and commonality with our existing fleet will provide a strong basis for our continued growth.”

John Leahy, chief operating officer customers at Airbus, says: “We are proud to have worked with Turkish Airlines as they have evolved into one of the premier airlines in Europe and are delighted that they continue to choose Airbus aircraft to support their growth.”

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore September 30, 2010 14:40
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