Turkish Airlines First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Takes to Skies
Turkish Airlines first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flight will depart from the new home hub of Turkish Airlines, Istanbul Airport to Antalya on July 8th 2019.
The new aircraft will operate its first international flight from Istanbul to Denpasar in Bali on July 17, which is one of the new routes to be added to the network for 2019.
Turkish Airlines’ Boeing 787-9 has a seating capacity for 300 passengers, including 270 in the economy class and 30 in business class. The carrier’s 787 includes long haul economy class seats and business class monuments produced in Turkey by Turkish suppliers.
Turkish Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 on 26 June. Up to 29 more Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will join the airlines fleet over the next four years between 2019 and 2023.
The Turkish national flag carrier had placed 25 firm + 5 optional orders last year for the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which will be gradually added to its expanding fleet.
The Boeing 787-9 is powered by a suite of new technologies and a revolutionary design. It can fly 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 km) in addition to carrying more cargo. The airplane allows operators to achieve better fuel efficiency per seat compared to the previous airplanes in its class.