10/14/2010

Turkish Airlines adds new aircraft to double capacity

Hurriyet - Turkish Airlines (THY) will double its long-range capacity with the addition of 12 new Boeings to its fleet. THY received the first of 12 Boeing 777 300ER with a handover ceremony in Boeing facilities in Seattle, USA.

“The extended fleet will double THY’s long-range capacity”, said THY Executive Board Chairman Hamdi Topcu, adding that 60 percent of the fleet would be comprised of Boeing planes when twelve 777-300ER planes are delivered to THY by August, 2011.

Turkey’s flag-carrier posted profit of EUR 389 million in 2009, making the company one of the most successful international airlines.
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