Turkish Airlines Places its Biggest Order Ever With Airbus

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(Image: Airbus)

Turkish Airlines has signed a contract for up to 117 A320 Family aircraft (25 A321 CEO, 4 A320 NEO, 53 A321 NEO and options for 35 additional A321 NEO aircraft).  This order is the largest ever placed by a Turkish carrier.  The engine selection will be made at a later date.
“We are placing our biggest ever order with Airbus,” said Faruk Cizmecioglu, Chief Marketing Officer.  “At Turkish Airlines our customers expect the best.  The A320
Family with its economic benefits combined with superior cabin comfort will greatly contribute to meet our ambitious growth plans.”
“We are delighted with this new order from Turkish Airlines, which takes us above 2,000 NEO orders in a little over two years after launch” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.  “This order confirms that the NEO is the most cost effective and profitable solution for airlines with ambitious growth plans. The 15% fuel saving and the widest cabin in its class give Turkish Airlines a big competitive advantage.”
Turkish Airlines already operates 75 A320 Family aircraft.