TOULOUSE- Turkish Airlines (TK), Türkiye’s national carrier, is set to bolster its fleet through an order for 220 Airbus aircraft, consisting of 150 A321s, Airbus’ top-selling model, and 70 A350 widebody aircraft renowned for their modernity and efficiency (comprising 50 A350-900s, 15 A350-1000s, and 5 A350F freighters).
This decision follows two previous orders placed by the airline, including ten A350-900s in September and four A350-900s in July 2023. With this latest order, Turkish Airlines’ comprehensive Airbus orderbook reaches 504, with 212 aircraft already delivered.
Turkish Airlines Airbus Order
Commenting on the significant order, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines, expressed, “This milestone order signifies more than just an expansion; it serves as a testament to our commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and a sustainable future. The integration of these advanced Airbus aircraft into our fleet will not only enhance our operational capabilities but also make a substantial contribution to our environmental objectives. This investment stands as a crucial milestone in the continued evolution of Türkiye’s aviation industry. By modernizing our fleet with more efficient and environmentally friendly aircraft, we are reinforcing our prominent position in global aviation and playing a role in elevating the nation’s status as an aviation hub.”
“This order for the latest generation aircraft is a manifestation of Turkish Airlines’ ambitious vision. The A350-900, A350-1000, A350F, and A321 are poised to become flagship aircraft in their respective categories, serving as efficiency drivers that will shape the airline’s future and facilitate sustainable expansion. These aircraft offer enhanced range, reduced fuel consumption, lower noise levels, and emissions, alongside best-in-class cabin features,” states Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International.
“The inclusion of the A350-1000 and A350F underscores the cross-model value inherent in the A350 family, solidifying our enduring partnership with Turkish Airlines and Türkiye’s aviation sector. We take pride in contributing to Türkiye’s global connectivity with our cutting-edge aircraft.”
With next-generation engines and Sharklets, the A321neo achieves a remarkable 50% reduction in noise, more than 20% fuel savings, and a significant reduction in CO₂ emissions compared to previous-generation single-aisle aircraft.
Boasting the widest single-aisle cabin in the sky, this aircraft is ideal for maximizing passenger comfort.
More than 5,600 A321neos have been ordered by a diverse customer base of over 100 worldwide.
The A350 stands as the most contemporary and efficient widebody aircraft globally, establishing itself as the long-range leader in the 300-410 seater category.
With the ability to operate efficiently across short-haul to ultra-long-haul routes spanning up to 9,700nm, its clean sheet design incorporates cutting-edge technologies, advanced aerodynamics, lightweight materials, and state-of-the-art engines.
This integration results in a 25% advantage in fuel burn, operating costs, and CO₂ emissions, along with a remarkable 50% reduction in noise compared to previous-generation competitor aircraft.
These features position the A350 as a considerate neighbor and a responsible global citizen in every location it serves.
The A350 Family is available in two versions: the A350-900 and the extended fuselage A350-1000, both offering an unparalleled passenger experience even on the lengthiest flights.
The innovative design ensures a genuine sense of spaciousness, featuring wide seats, high ceilings, and captivating ambient lighting.
As of the end of November 2023, the A350 Family has garnered a total of 1,072 orders from 57 prominent customers worldwide.
Airbus A350F Order
The A350F is equipped with the most extensive main deck cargo door and a fuselage length specifically tailored for cargo operations.
It achieves a significant advantage by utilizing advanced materials for more than 70% of the airframe, coupled with the efficiency of Rolls-Royce engines, boasting a minimum of 20% lower fuel burn and CO₂ emissions compared to its nearest competitor.
With Turkish Airlines’ recent commitment, the A350F orderbook has now reached 50 orders from a total of nine customers, marking a notable endorsement and reaffirming its appeal since its introduction at the Dubai Airshow two years ago.
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