Flag carrier to acquire 15 A330-300 aircraft
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
The flag carrier Turkish Airlines plans to expand its fleet in 2014 with 15 planes. Hürriyet photoTurkey’s national air carrier Turkish Airlines will add 15 new A330-300 model aircrafts to its fleet in four years time, the airline announced yesterday in a written statement.
The airline plans to acquire four aircraft in 2014, another six in 2015 six and then five more in 2016
However, the statement did not mention any pricing. The 2011 list price for the plane was $222.5 million. The wide-body twin-engine jet airliner A330-300 carries 289 passenger. Its categorical competitor is Boeing’s 777-200.
Turkish Airlines currently has a fleet of 180 aircraft.
17 of these planes are A330-200/300, 12 are 777ER and seven are Airbus A340 planes, totaling 36 wide body planes. By 2016, the airlines plans to have 51 wide body planes.