Boeing and Turkish Airlines celebrated a milestone with the delivery of the airline's 125th airplane purchased from Boeing – a Next-Generation 737-900ER, one of 12 airplanes that the Turkish flag-carrier will take delivery of this year.
Boeing and Turkish Airlines relationship stretches back to 1968 when the airline first purchased one McDonnell Douglas DC-9. In 1974 it began operating the first of the Boeing 7 Series, taking a delivery of two 727-200s. Since then, Turkish has grown to become one of the world’s leading carriers and currently operates a mix of Boeing 777-300ERs and 737 Next-Generation airplanes.
The Next-Generation 737-900ER is a short-to-medium range twinjet that increases the capability of the Next-Generation 737 family.
Today's 777-300ER is the most fuel and cost-efficient airplane in its class departing on time 99.5 percent of the time making it the most reliable twin-aisle aircraft in the world.