Turkish Airlines receive its first Boeing 777 Freighter
Turkish Airlines’ first 777 Freighter was delivered to Istanbul from the US. It’s the first of two 777 Freighters ordered by Turkish Airlines this year.
"The delivery of our first 777 Freighter is a milestone event in our cargo business. As a prominent sub-brand of Turkish Airlines, Turkish Cargo increased its freighter destinations served from 55 to 73 from the beginning of this year, reaching to approximately 1 million tons of cargo with 29% increase compared to the previous year," the chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines İlker Aycı said.
"We’re sure that this significant delivery which will bring great value to our rapidly growing cargo operations will also enable our leading sub-brand to further compete, expand and reach new short and long-range destinations from our hub in Istanbul," abc.az cited him as saying.
The 777 Freighter, the world's longest-range twin-engine freighter, is based on the technologically advanced 777-200LR (Longer Range) passenger airplane and can fly 9 070 kilometers.
Turkish Airlines carries over 60 million passengers a year, with direct flights to 300 destinations in 120 countries. Turkish Airlines was founded in 1933 with a fleet of five airplanes that carried a total of 28 passengers expanding to 329 aircraft the airline operates today. In 2023, the fleet of the carrier expected to reach 500 aircraft.