This is really unexpected! I suggest you read the article that Ben wrote on OneMileAtATime, here’s a link.
My opinion on this, it seems dodgy too me, and Ben. It could be a tactic in which they are seeing who’s going to give the better deal, and while they at it, they might even benefit on the politics side too.
Smart Turkish… If it is a strategy for the best deal, I think it’s a dodgy one, but has the potential to work. Or they’re simply have the demand to practically doubling the long haul fleet. I’d imaging some being options, so 20 options for both, then basically you’d only be getting about 40 planes in total.
No argues about which is better, Boeing or Airbus.
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This makes me de javu when Garuda signed LoIs (Letter of Intent) for 30 787-9 and 30 A350-900 for their Long Haul Expansion back to early 2010s decade. However, neither of these orders are going to be taken by Garuda as they haven’t finalized the orders for both 787-9 and A350-900. Interestingly, they signed LoIs for both aircrafts and decided that they will only pick one of the variants once they have reviewed their orders. The same case with Turkish here.
Well I think they’re in the prime location to fly these aircraft. The middle east is one of the best places to fly these aircraft as there are quite a few “long and skinny” routes which the dreamliner can be used on, but to me, this doesn’t seem realistic.
I think 787 is a good choice for them, as 789 offers lighter configuration for TK. Recently, passengers demand has been slowing for TK and ME3, hence why I think the 787 orders do make sense in short term for the airline
Wow, this was interesting. There is a lot to consider I think. From what I understand I’ll try to find some sources, the fuel efficiency of the A350 is better, but the comfort of the B787 is much better, and the delivery time is much lower as well. I guess it depends what their immediate needs are.
Edit: This website has some tables that compare the two very well: