Turkish Airlines Expands Fleet with a Historic Order of 355 Airbus Aircraft
Turkish Airlines, flying to more international destinations than any airline in the world, has announced an expansion of its fleet with the acquisition of 355 state-of-the-art Airbus aircraft.
This significant order comprises 250 of the best-selling A321s and 105 of the highly efficient A350 widebody aircraft, including 60 firm order, 20 purchase right A350-900s, 15 firm order A350-1000s, and 5 firm order and 5 purchase right A350-Freighters.
This strategic acquisition underscores Turkish Airlines' commitment to enhancing its operational efficiency, environmental stewardship, and passenger comfort.
The incorporation of these next-generation aircraft aligns with the flag carrier’s vision to continue leading the aviation industry while supporting sustainable growth.
On the new order, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat stated: "This landmark order is more than an expansion; it's a testament to our dedication to innovation, operational excellence, and a sustainable future.
"The addition of these advanced Airbus aircraft to our fleet will not only enhance our operational capabilities but also significantly contribute to our environmental goals. This investment is a crucial milestone in the further evolution of Türkiye's aviation industry."
Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International , commented on the deal: "This order for the latest generation aircraft is a demonstration of the bold vision by Turkish Airlines.
"The A350-900, A350-1000, A350F and A321 will all be flagship aircraft in their respective category and efficiency drivers to shape the airline’s future and sustainable expansion."
Both aircraft types incorporate advanced technologies, achieving remarkable improvements in fuel burn, operating costs, CO2 emissions, and noise reduction, underscoring Turkish Airlines' commitment to sustainability and passenger comfort.