Turkish Airlines says to buy 35 new passenger planes

Turkey's national air carrier company is set to buy thirty-five new passenger planes, the company said Thursday.

Turkish Airlines says to buy 35 new passenger planes


Turkey's national air carrier company is set to buy thirty-five new passenger planes, the company said Thursday.

The Turkish Airlines (THY) would place a firm order for the purchase of 20 Boeing 737-800 and 737-900 ERs as well as an optional one for another 15 as part of a planned purchase of 105 air liners, which was announced earlier.

The planes are expected to begin being delivered to THY in 2011 to increase the number of planes in its fleet up to 196 by 2015.

The value of the orders was not immediately available.

THY is one of the fastest growing carriers in Europe. The Istanbul-based airline is using Istanbul's Ataturk Airport as a hub for flights to Europe, Asia and Africa in partnership with the Star Alliance group of airlines.

Passengers at THY grew 10.1 percent to 18.6 million in the first nine months of 2009.



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