Turkish Airlines orders 10 more A350-900s from Airbus

Aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, has received a new order for 10 A350-900 planes from Türkiye’s national flag carrier, Turkish Airlines.

This takes the airline’s total for the aircraft type to 40.

This latest agreement is in addition to one announced in August for four A350-900s. Turkish Airlines already operates a fleet of 14 A350-900s.

Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer and head of Airbus International, said: “With greater range capability, passenger capacity and comfort, the A350 is the perfect platform to connect Istanbul to the world.

“This repeat order demonstrates the confidence for our unique new generation aircraft that offers airlines unbeatable economics and efficiency. We are proud to keep expanding our long-lasting partnership with Turkish Airlines and Türkiye’s aviation sector overall.”

At the end of July, the A350 had won more than 1,000 orders from leading carriers from around the globe.

Airbus says the A350 is the world’s most modern and efficient widebody aircraft and the long range leader in the 300-410 seater category.

Its clean sheet design includes state-of-the-art technologies, aerodynamics, lightweight materials and new engines that, together, deliver 25% advantage in fuel burn, operating costs and CO2 emissions, as well as 50% noise footprint reduction compared with previous generation competitor aircraft

Airbus employs more than 4,500 staff at its Broughton site, near Chester, where it makes wings for all its commercial aircraft.