Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777 freighter, with another on order.
“The delivery of our first 777 freighter is a milestone event in our cargo business,” said M. İlker Aycı, chairman of the board and the executive committee of Turkish Airlines.
He continued: “Turkish Cargo increased its freighter destinations served from 55 to 73 from the beginning of this year, reaching approximately one million tons of cargo, with a 29% increase compared to the previous year’s same period.”
He added: We’re sure that this significant delivery, bringing great value to our rapidly growing cargo operations, will also enable our leading sub-brand to further compete, expand and reach new short and long-range destinations from our hub in Istanbul.”
Marty Bentrott, senior vice president of sales, Middle East, Turkey, Russia, Central Asia and Africa for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said: “This aircraft’s range capability, combined with its enhanced cargo capacity, makes it a perfect airplane for Turkish Airlines to continue to profitably grow its global cargo service.”
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