Turkish Airlines Takes Delivery of 30th Boeing 777-300ER
Turkish Airlines yesterday took delivery of its 30th Boeing 777-300ER with a special ceremony marking the event at its base at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Turkey.
The new Boeing 777-300ER wide-body aircraft joins the over 100 Boeing airplanes in the European carrier’s growing fleet.
The latest aircraft is the airline's first aircraft to feature seats by Turkish Seats Industries (TSI), a complete Turkish brand through a close collaboration with Boeing.
Turkish Airlines and Boeing share a long history that goes back to 1945, with the arrival of the airline’s first DC-3/C-47 airliners. Turkish Airlines entered the jet age in the late 1960s, when the airline began operating DC-9, DC-10 and Boeing 707 airplanes.
Over the years, the Turkish carrier has also flown the Boeing 727, 757, MD-80 and the most modern 737 and 777 airplanes. Boeing’s backlog with Turkish Airlines includes two 777 Freighters and 75 737 MAXs.