SunExpress orders 10 additional 737 MAX planes from Boeing

SunExpress has announced it is renewing its fleet with an order for 10 additional Boeing (NYSE: BA) 737 MAX 8 airplanes, the company said.

The purchase, valued at USD 1.2 billion according to list prices, adds to a previous SunExpress order for 32 MAX airplanes.

The airline, which specializes in offering direct connections between Europe, Turkey and popular holiday destinations, has achieved significant growth in recent years as it steadily expanded its fleet of mainly Boeing 737 airplanes. Last year, SunExpress´ passenger count climbed to nearly 10 million across roughly 100 destinations.

SunExpress offers non-stop services between Europe and Turkey, as well as to popular holiday destinations on the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, North Africa and the Red Sea coasts for almost 30 years. This year, the joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines has been operating with 84 aircraft serving 90 destinations in 30 countries.

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