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Turkish Airlines Orders More Boeing 777 Freighters

DALLAS — Turkish Airlines (TK) has ordered four additional Boeing 777 freighters in a move to boost its capacity in the global air cargo market. This order will increase TK’s 777 freighter fleet to twelve aircraft.

The additional freighters will enhance operational capabilities and support TK's vision of becoming the top air cargo carrier worldwide. Ali Türk, TK’s Chief Cargo Officer emphasized that the Turkish flag carrier will maintain its industry-leading position in service and efficiency for its global customer base.

"This new investment in expanding our cargo fleet underscores our commitment to meeting the growing global demand for air freight services," said Ali Türk, Chief Cargo Officer for Turkish Airlines.
Turkish Cargo TC-LJT Boeing 777-FF2. Photo: Luca Flores/Airways

Addressing E-Commerce Growth, Global Needs

The order for these additional freighters is aimed to directly address the surge in demand for air cargo services, driven by the e-commerce boom. This additional freighter will allow TK to optimize cargo operations, reduce costs, and ensure on-time delivery to destinations worldwide.

"We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with Turkish Airlines and support its expansion of cargo operations with the addition of Boeing 777 Freighters," said Paul Righi, Vice President of Boeing Commercial Sales for Eurasia.

Righi highlighted the Boeing 777 freighter's capabilities, including payload capacity, range, and operational efficiency, which will empower TK to deliver exceptional service to its customers. With over 265 deliveries worldwide, the 777 freighter remains Boeing's best-selling freighter aircraft.

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