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05:13, 23 June 2018 Saturday
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Turkish Airlines inks deal to service Saudi Airbus jets
Turkish Airlines inks deal to service Saudi Airbus jets

Turkish Airlines and Flynas sign 5-year deal for maintenance service on Saudi Flynas planes

World Bulletin / News Desk

Under a new deal, the technical division of Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) is set to provide maintenance and spare parts to Saudi airline Flynas.

Mehmet Egemen Akdemir, THY Technic representative in Saudi Arabia, told Anadolu Agency that under the five-year deal, THY Technic is set to take care of Flynas’ 28-plane Airbus fleet.

THY Technic head Ahmet Karaman and Flynas CEO Bandar Al-Muhanna inked the deal in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

Muhanna told the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) that Flynas will give first-class service to its customers thanks to the maintenance service they get from THY.

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Turkish Airlines currently has more than 330 aircraft including passenger and cargo planes, and flies to 300 destinations -- 251 international and 49 domestic -- worldwide.

Last year it carried 68.6 million passengers with a 79.1 percent seat occupancy rate.

The airline was named Best Airline in Europe by Skytrax for six years in a row between 2011 and 2016, and chosen the Best Airline in Southern Europe for the ninth consecutive time in 2017.


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