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Turkish Airlines expands cargo fleet with order for 4 Boeing 777 Freighters

Carrier aims to triple its 777 Freighter fleet amid growing demand for air freight services

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Turkish Airlines announces an order for four 777 Freighters Tuesday to further strengthen the airline's position in the global air cargo market. (Photo: Boeing)

Turkish Airlines has placed an order for four Boeing 777 Freighters, the companies announced Tuesday. This acquisition will triple the carrier’s 777 Freighter fleet to 12 aircraft, significantly boosting its cargo capacity.

The order comes as demand for air freight services continues to rise globally, driven by e-commerce growth and the need for efficient, reliable transportation.

This new investment in expanding our cargo fleet underscores our commitment to meeting the growing global demand for air freight services.

Ali Türk, Turkish Airlines Chief Cargo Officer

Türk added that the additional freighters would enhance the airline’s operational capabilities and support its strategic vision to become a top player in the air cargo sector worldwide.

The Boeing 777 Freighter is known for its payload capacity of 102 metric tons and a range of 9,200 kilometers. These specifications allow for long-haul, non-stop flights, potentially reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions compared to older, less efficient aircraft.

Paul Righi, vice president of Boeing Commercial Sales for Eurasia, expressed pride in the company’s ongoing partnership with Turkish Airlines.

The 777 Freighter’s payload capacity, range and flexibility will enable Turkish Airlines to deliver exceptional customer service while maximizing operational efficiency.

Paul Righi, vice president of Boeing Commercial Sales for Eurasia

Boeing reports that the 777 Freighter is its best-selling freighter model, with over 265 deliveries to date. The aerospace manufacturer currently provides more than 90% of the worldwide dedicated freighter capacity, including both new production and converted aircraft.

In addition to freighters, Turkish Airlines operates a diverse fleet of Boeing aircraft, including the 777-300ER, 737 Next Generation, 737 MAX, and 787 Dreamliner for its passenger operations.

The financial terms of the order were not disclosed in the announcement.

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Dirk Andrei Salcedo

An aviation enthusiast turned creator of the top aviation news portal in the Philippines, Dirk has a deep passion for everything that flies. When he's not keeping his finger on the pulse of the industry, he also volunteers with a major humanitarian organization, impacting people on the ground and in the sky.

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