After picking up some A330′s from Airbus last week, it seems Turkish want some more Boeing 777′s.
The order is for 15 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, with options for 5 more – a total of 20 aircraft.
Subject to agreements, the following delivery schedulde is planning for these new planes:
- Three 777-300ER’s will be delivered in 2014,
- Seven 777-300ER’s will be delivered in 2015,
- Five 777-300ER’s will be delivered in 2016
- Five 777-300ER’s will be delivered in 2017
It’s unclear when the option aircraft will be delivered, but a quick guess would be as a tail-end to the order – the 2017 deliveries.
When all agreed – and if the options are taken up, at list prices the agreement will be worth $4.7 billion at list prices
Turkish Airlines are on an ambitious growth spurt and is looking to the narrow body fleet next. Whilst there are some economics running a single class of fleet, Turkish appear to be going down the line of fleets for specific missions that will give them better yield factors – not a bad thing at all.