It has been announced in a joint Turkish Airlines/Boeing statement that the operator has received it’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
It was also announced that the aircraft will be used on new non-stop international routes to locations such as Bali, Washington and Atlanta.
In the statement, M. Ilker Ayci said, “Turkish Airlines has been committed to continuously expanding its range of services on and off-ground as it grows in reach and flies to more international destinations than any other carrier in the world. With this goal in mind, we’re thrilled to reach new horizons with the addition of the 787-9 Dreamliner to our fleet flying from our new home, Istanbul Airport.”
The aircraft being delivered to Turkish Airlines are configured in a two-class, 300 seat layout, with 270 economy and 30 business class seats. Much of the cabin is being produced by Turkish companies, with them even going as far as providing the economy class seating.
Nick Ashwell-Rice has worked in aviation and defence journalism since 2014 whilst also maintaining a career outside of the industry. He has been Editor-in-Chief at Talking Aero since its inception