Turkish Cargo orders three more Boeing 777 Freighters

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Turkish Airlines is continuing to expand its freighter fleet by ordering an additional three Boeing 777 Freighters, to join the two it took delivery of in December.

The 777 Freighter is based on the 777-200LR passenger aircraft, and can fly 4,900 nautical miles with a full payload of 102 metric tonnes.

Boeing says its range means significant cost savings for airlines, fewer stops and associated landing fees, less congestion at transfer hubs, lower cargo handling costs and shorter cargo delivery times.

Turkish Airlines chairman of the board and the executive committee, Ilker Ayci says: “These freighter orders will surely contribute to our significant target for establishing a young and efficient cargo fleet. The new aircraft will be delivered this year and will provide us with additional flexibility to serve more destinations while we continue to develop our global freight service.”

Boeing Commercial Airplanes senior vice president of sales – Middle East, Turkey, Russia, Central Asia and Africa, Marty Bentrott says: “The 777 Freighter is the largest and most capable twin-engine freighter in the world today. We’re pleased world-class customers like Turkish Airlines recognise the value of the 777 Freighter’s long range and large payload capability.”