Airbus Unveils $3.5 Billion Order from Turkish Airlines

Airbus Unveils $3.5 Billion Order from Turkish Airlines

Ordered 15 Airbus A330-300 long-range jets.

In Turkish Airlines 20th deal with Airbus Turkish Airlines has ordered 15 Airbus A330-300 long-range jets, the European aircraft manufacturer said on Tuesday.

The latest order has a catalogue value of $3.5 billion, an Airbus statement said, though such transactions are regularly done at discounts.

It is Turkish Airlines' seventh order of A330 planes, a twin-engine jet that carries from 250 to 300 passengers and is well-suited for medium- and long-distance flights from the carrier's hub in Istanbul.

The statement quoted Turkish Airlines chief executive Temel Kotil as saying that "the new order will allow us to continue our strategy of growth and fleet renewal with an aircraft we know to be both reliable and profitable.”

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2012

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