Turkey orders for 95 Boeing planes

Istanbul, April 10 (IANS) Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) has decided to purchase 95 planes from Boeing, an official statement said Tuesday.

The orders will cost over $9 billion at the 2012 catalogue prices, Xinhua reported.

“Our board of directors has decided to buy 20 planes in 2016, 20 in 2018, 15 in 2019, 30 in 2020 and 10 in 2021 from Boeing to meet the need for narrow-body planes,” THY said in the statement.

Some 70 of the orders were firm ones while the others were options, according to the statement.

In March, THY signed a contract with European aircraft manufacturer Airbus for up to 117 A320 Family aircraft.

Late last year, THY ordered 15 jet airliners from Boeing in a deal worth $4.7 billion dollars, and 15 long-range jets from Airbus, valued at $3.5 billion.

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