Boeing (NYSE: BA) is set to deliver a record number of airplanes this year to Turkey´s flag carrier, Turkish Airlines, the company said.
In total, the carrier will take delivery of six 777-300ERs and 20 Next-Generation 737-800s in 2016.
The Next-Generation 737´s market success has been confirmed by investors who consistently rank it as the most preferred single-aisle airplane due to its wide market base, superior efficiency and lowest operating costs in its class. To date, more than 7,000 Next-Generation 737s have been ordered by the world´s leading airlines.
Turkish Airlines and Boeing share a long history that goes back to 1945, with the arrival of the airline´s first DC-3/C-47 airliners. Turkish Airlines entered the jet age in the late 1960s, when the airline began operating DC-9, DC-10 and Boeing 707 airplanes.
Over the years, Turkish carriers have also flown the Boeing 727, 757, MD-80 and the most modern 737 and 777 airplanes. Turkish Technic, a prominent subsidiary of the airline, is a world-class maintenance center for Boeing 737 airplanes, with certifications from regulatory authorities throughout the region and beyond.