Turkish Airlines become youngest with fleet of Boeing787-9 Dreamliners

03Jul 2019
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Turkish Airlines become youngest with fleet of Boeing787-9 Dreamliners

UP to 30 new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will join Turkish Airlines fleet between this year and 2023 and turn the Istanbul based carrier into a company with the youngest planes globally.

In a statement yesterday, the airline said each of the new jet will feature the carrier’s bespoke, all-new Business Class cabins. The company which also operates several flights per week to Julius Nyerere International Airport, further stated that the first 787-9 Dreamliner flight will depart from Istanbul Airport to Antalya early next week on its domestic route while mid this month it will fly from Istanbul to Denpasar (Bali) which is one of the new routes to be added to the network this year.

“Turkish Airlines has been committed to continuously expanding its range of services on and off-ground as it grows in reach and fly to more international destinations than any other carrier in the world,” said the airline’s Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee, Ilker Avci.

“The aircraft’s advanced technology, fuel efficiency, and passenger-centric cabin design will all help us remain the first choice for travellers and provide our loyal flyers across the globe with a best-in-class experience for years to come,” Avci argued.

Regarded as one of the most advanced aircraft for its fuel efficiency and range flexibility, the 787-9 Dreamliner will open new routes for Turkish Airlines, reinforcing its status as the carrier that flies to more countries than any other.

“Turkish Airlines’ growth has been remarkable in recent years, both in expanding flight options and supporting Turkey’s aviation industry. We are honoured that Turkish Airlines is embarking on its next chapter of expansion with the 787 Dreamliner,” said Ihssane Mounir, Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing for Boeing.

“We are confident that the Dreamliner’s unmatched fuel efficiency, performance and passenger-pleasing comforts will contribute to the airline's reputation as a five-star airline,” Mounir noted.

Turkish Airlines’ Dreamliner has a seating capacity for 300 passengers, including 270 economy class seats and 30 business class seats. The carrier’s 787 includes long haul economy class seats and business class monuments produced in Turkey by Turkish suppliers.

An Economy Class cabin of Boeing Dreamliner 787. File photo.