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Turkish Airlines Plans To Buy 10 New Boeing Jets  
User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 14
Posted (13 years 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6472 times:

Istanbul, May 23 (Bloomberg) -- Turk Hava Yollari AO, Turkey's
national airline, is planning to buy 10 passenger jets from the
Boeing Co., amid expectations the number of foreign visitors will
surge this year, daily Aksam reported.
The airline has options to buy 23 more planes from Boeing at
the prices it paid in 1997, Aksam said, citing unidentified Turkish
Airlines officials. The airline may exercise some of those options,
the paper said, without saying when the purchase may take place.
Turkish government officials have voiced optimism about tourism
this year after the war in neighboring Iraq ended quickly. Turkish
Airlines has monopoly rights over domestic flights in Turkey and
flies to and from most European cities. Its fleet is mostly made up
of Boeing and Airbus SAS jets. Airbus is 80 percent owned by
European Aeronautic Defense & Space Co.
Turkish Airlines had a record profit of 104.9 trillion liras
($60 million) last year after parliament passed a law allowing it to
set fares without government approval. The airline will use the new
Boeing jets to increase flights to regions popular with tourists,
Aksam said.

cheers robin

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User currently offlineKorg747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 549 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6437 times:

Great news for Boeing. should we say 777s?  Smile

Please excuse my English!
User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4198 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6404 times:

LOL - better get your information on track. THY has options on the B737NG, especially the -800 (without winglets). This is what Bloomberg is talking about, not about wide-bodies.


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User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2022 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6340 times:

They will go for more 738 I think...Any chance to see them operate the 717? Would be a perfect RJ100 replacement...what do you think?

User currently onlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3204 posts, RR: 48
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6277 times:
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What happened to the long planned A330-200 order...?

Political pressure after Turkey's non-cooperation with the US?
(Idea: AF orders 100 Boeings and Chirac and Bush call it quits.)


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User currently offlineEverettWA From Turkey, joined Sep 1999, 330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6177 times:

THY's long haul fleet, now, consists of 7 340's. 777's would be both too expensive and probably rather large as well. TK flies the 340's to not-so-long haul destinations (such as JFK) which could be taken over by 330's nicely. The 340's could then be deployed to rumored new destinations such as LAX and maybe even Australia.

Having said that, I also think this new deal is about narrowbodies for Europe/Mid East/Central Asia.

User currently offlineAviationMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6147 times:

I think they have wanted to start flights to Australia, due to a large population of Turks living there.

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