Category Archives: Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines has added Samarkand to its flight network, its 302nd destination

Samarkand which was added to the list of “World Cultural Heritage” and was taken under preservation by UNESCO , has been added to the flight network as the 302nd destination of Turkish Airlines.

Samarkand, founded on the Silk Road and one of the most important transportation lines of world trade for centuries, has become 2nd destination of Turkish Airlines to be operated in Uzbekistan after capital city Tashkent

Turkish Airlines is operating flights to Tashkent daily and will operate flights to Samarkand twice-weekly.

Photo: Turkish Airlines.


Boeing, Turkish Airlines finalize a deal for up to 30 787 Dreamliners

Boeing and Turkish Airlines announced they have finalized a firm order for 25 787-9 Dreamliners with options for five more airplanes.


With this firm order – first announced as a commitment last September – Turkish Airlines becomes the 71st customer to buy the 787.  Together, these customers have now ordered more than 1,300 Dreamliners, the fastest-selling twin-aisle airplane in Boeing history.


Turkish Airlines has continued to expand its fleet of Boeing airplanes. Recently, the airline grew its stable of 777 jets with a purchase of three more 777 Freighters.  The airline also uses electronic charts and some other services from Boeing Global Services to further optimize its operations and operational systems.

Images: Boeing.

Turkish Airlines commits to Airbus and Boeing wide bodies


Turkish Airlines has reported it is finalizing an order with Airbus for 25 A350-900s (+ 5 options) and also with Boeing for 25 787-9 Dreamliners (+ 5 options). The aircraft will be delivered over the next six years.

The Airbus deal was previously announced in January in Paris during Turkish President Erdogan’s visit to France.

Turkish Airlines to start flights to Freetown, Sierra Leone, its 52nd destination in Africa

Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER photographed on April 6, 2015 from Wolfe Air Aviation Learjet 25B by Chad Slattery.

Turkish Airlines, flying to more destinations in Africa than any other airline, marks another milestone in its international expansion with the launch of flights to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. With existing services to city–hubs of Accra, Lagos, Bamako, Conakry, Dakar, Abidjan, Cotonou, Douala, Yaounde, N’Djamena, Ougadougou, Niamey, Cape Town, Johannesburg and more, Turkish Airlines now adds flights to Freetown as its 52nd destination in Africa.

Beginning February 24, 2018 Turkish Airlines will operate its Freetown flights twice-weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The services will provide a link between Istanbul Atatürk International Airport and the Lungi International Airport via Ouagadougou. The return flight will also provide a substantial access to passengers departing from Sierra Leone to top global destinations such as London, Dubai, Paris, Frankfurt, Muscat, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Brussels, Berlin, Amsterdam, Vienna, Asmara, Hamburg, Tel-Aviv, Düsseldorf, Milano, and to a lot more via Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to more countries and international destinations than any other in the world.

Photo: Turkish Airlines.

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Turkish Airlines orders three Boeing 777F freighters

Turkish's second Boeing 777F, first flight on December 14, 2017

Boeing and Turkish Airlines announced that the carrier ordered three more 777 Freighters in December 2017. The new order came weeks after the carrier took delivery of two of the large cargo jets as part of its plan to further expand its freight business.


The 777 Freighter is the world’s longest-range twin-engine freighter and is based on the 777-200LR (Longer Range) passenger airplane. The jet can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a full payload of 112 tons (102 metric tonnes or 102,000 kg).

Copyright Photo: Turkish Cargo (Turkish Airlines) Boeing 777F TC-LJM (msn 60404) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 940280.

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Turkish Airlines signs MOU for 20 Airbus A350-900s + 5 options

Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) has signed a non-binding agreement on its intent to order 25 Airbus A350-900s.

Turkish Airlines issued this short statement:

Turkish Airlines and Airbus signed an MoU to acquire 20+5 optional A350-900 aircraft. The agreement was signed at the Élysée Palace, Paris, during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s official visit to France with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Boeing and Turkish Airlines celebrate the airline’s first 777F Freighter

Boeing, Turkish Airlines celebrated the delivery of carrierís first 777 Freighter. The airplane is seen here arriving to Istanbul. (Turkish Airlines photo). (PRNewsfoto/Boeing)

Boeing and Turkish Airlines celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 777 Freighter, the world’s longest-range twin-engine freighter. The airplane and a second freighter on order will help the airline expand its cargo business.

The 777 Freighter is based on the 777-200LR (Longer Range) passenger airplane and can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a full payload of 112 tons (102 metric tonnes or 102,000 kg).

Based in Istanbul, Turkish Airlines is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world. It carries over 60 million passengers a year, with direct flights to 300 destinations in 120 countries. The airline made its first domestic flight in 1933 and the first international flight in 1947. Turkish Airlines was founded in 1933 with a fleet of five airplanes that carried a total of 28 passengers, expanding to 329 aircraft today.

Photo: Turkish Airlines/Boeing. Turkish Airlines Boeing 777F TC-LJL (msn 60403) is pictured arriving at the Istanbul base. The freighter was actually handed over by Boeing to the carrier on November 30, 2017.