May 6: Boeing and Turkish Airlines have agreed an order for five Boeing 777-300ERs (Extended Range), worth $1.36 billion. The airline currently operates a fleet of 65 Boeing aircraft including Next-Generation 737s and leased 777-300ERs.
The Boeing 777-300ER can seat up to 365 passengers in a three-class configuration and has a maximum range of 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 km). Fifty-six customers around the world have ordered more than 1,100 777s.
Turkish Airlines is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world. It carried approximately 20 million passengers last year, with direct flights to 108 international and 33 domestic destinations.