Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777 Freighter – the first of two 777Fs it has on order and set to receive this year.
Turkish Airlines chairman of the board and executive committee, İlker Aycı says delivery of the 777F is a milestone event in the carrier’s cargo business.
He adds: “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 tonnes of cargo with 29 per cent increase compared to the previous year same period. It is surely beyond doubt that this a remarkable success.
“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.”
Boeing Commercial Airplanes senior vice president of sales for the Middle East, Turkey, Russia, Central Asia and Africa, Marty Bentrott says: “This aircraft’s range capability, combined with its enhanced cargo capacity, makes it a perfect airplane for Turkish Airlines to continue to profitably grow its global cargo service.”
The 777F – the world’s longest-range twin-engine freighter, is based on the technologically advanced 777-200LR (Longer Range) passenger aircraft and can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a full payload of 112 tons (102 metric tonnes or 102,000 kg).
Watch this video below of the 777F https://youtu.be/aE0JpmgXss4