Turkish Airlines is adding to its fleet of widebody planes, with a last-minute deal for jets to be delivered this year.
On May 20, 2022, Turkish Airlines announced its decision to purchase six Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which will be delivered in 2022 and 2023.
In a brief note to investors on its website, the airline did not disclose any other information.
Turkish Airlines, on the other hand, appears to be taking planes that were initially ordered by another company.
The Russian flag carrier Aeroflot is the most likely candidate, given it has 13 A350-900 aircraft on the order that has yet to be delivered. Airbus is unable to deliver planes to Aeroflot due to restrictions imposed on Russian airlines as a result of the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
According to “well-informed sources,” the A350 planes were initially intended for Aeroflot.
Turkish Airlines currently operates six A350-900s, with 14 more on order and five more options. With the six fresh orders, the company’s fleet of Airbus widebody aircraft might rise to 31.