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Turkish Airlines triples 777F fleet with new Boeing order

Turkish Airlines has placed an order with Boeing for four 777 freighters
photo_camera The order increases the carrier's 777 freighter fleet to a total of 12. Credit: Boeing

Turkish Airlines has placed an order with Boeing for four 777 freighters, adding 408 metric tonnes to its cargo lift.

Ali Türk, chief cargo officer of Turkish Airlines, said: “This new investment in expanding our cargo fleet underscores our commitment to meeting the growing global demand for air freight services.”

With this order, Turkish Airlines increases its twin-engine 777 freighter fleet to a total of 12.

Türk added: “The addition of these Boeing 777 Freighters will not only enhance our operational capabilities, but also serve as another step in our strategic vision to reach the top of air cargo sector worldwide while maintaining our leading position with our unparalleled service and efficiency for our customers across the globe.”

Turkish Airlines says it has been witnessing a growing demand for freight services, driven by the rapid growth of e-commerce and the need for efficient and reliable transportation.

Paul Righi, vice president of Boeing commercial sales for Eurasia, said: “The 777 freighter’s payload capacity, range and flexibility will enable Turkish Airlines to deliver exceptional customer service while maximising operational efficiency.”

The Boeing 777 Freighter has a maximum payload capacity of 102 metric tonnes (112 tonnes) and a range of 9,200 kilometers (4,970 nautical miles).

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