Milestone: Turkish Airlines Receives 300th Aircraft
Turkish Airlines has recieved its 300th aircraft - an A330-300, handed over during a ceremony yesterday in Istanbul.
To be deployed on medium- and long-haul routes in developing the airline’s growth strategy, the aircraft is fitted with “made in Turkey” galleys and economy-class seats.
Speaking at a ceremony at Atatürk International Airport in the new hangar of Turkish Technic Inc..Turkish Airlines’ Board Chairman, Mr lker Ayc said although the airline was established in 1933, in recent years its fleet expansion has increased.
“Turkish Airlines received its 100th aircraft in August 2006, 73 years after its establishment. Nearly seven years later, in March 2013, its fleet reached 200 aircraft.
With 300 aircraft in our fleet today, we are the world's 13th largest airline in terms of fleet size, and with 39 new aircraft to be added by the end of this year, Turkish Airlines will be even more prominent at the international level with its young fleet.”