Turkish Airlines pushes gross orders with Airbus to 514
Turkish Airlines has pushed its gross orders with Airbus above 500 as it books 82 A320-family aircraft. The fast-growing airline unveiled plans in March to order up to 117 single-aisle Airbus twinjets, including the A320neo.
Airbus gross orders are now taken to exactly 514, with a net figure of 493. One more order concerns a single private A319.
Airbus delivered 202 aircraft during the first four months of 2013, including 159 A320-family jets and 39 A330s. That compares to 183 for the same period in 2012.
[pictured: Turkish Airlines’ Star Alliance joining ceremony in 2008; courtesy Star Alliance]