Turkish Airlines Firms-Up Order for 20 Additional A321neo Aircraft
- Repeat order for A321neo confirms market trend for larger models
Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s flagship airline, has firmed-up a commitment for the purchase of 20 additional A321neo aircraft. The airline already has 72 A321neo on order and is now again renewing its confidence in the A321neo as the aircraft of choice to boost its expansion.
“As one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, our ambitious growth strategy needs to be fully supported by only the most efficient, reliable and profitable aircraft,” said Dr. Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines. “This order for 20 more A321neo will help us achieve our expansion plans in a profitable and sustainable manner.”
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“We are extremely happy that Turkish Airlines has renewed its confidence in the A321neo, the largest member of our best-selling A320neo Family. The A321neo will not only meet but fully exceed the airline’s expectations in terms of operational efficiency, profitability and passenger appeal,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.
The A320neo Family incorporates latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15 percent in fuel savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020 with further cabin innovations. With more than 4,300 orders received from over 75 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured some 60 percent share of the market.
Source : Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA) - view original press release
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