Turkish Airlines adds first Airbus A350

Turkish Airlines Airbus A350
Photo: © Clément Alloing

Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 jet, registered as TC-LGA.

The aircraft is the airline’s first of 25 brand new A350 jets. Moreover, the Turkish flag-carrier secured options for another five A350 back in 2018. In addition to the A350, Turkish Airlines signed a firm order for 25 Boeing 787 jets in the same year. Similar to the Airbus deal, it also includes five options for more 787s.

The A350 offers space for a total of 329 passengers, whereas the 787 has 300 seats in a two-class configuration.

Turkish Airlines’ current Airbus wide-body fleet consists of Airbus A330 and the new A350 aircraft. Furthermore, the carrier operates Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the first of which it received in June 2019. Besides the wide-body jets, Turkish Airlines operates Airbus A320 family and Boeing 737 family airplanes.

For freighter operations, Turkish Airlines Cargo runs a fleet of both Airbus and Boeing freighter aircraft, which are mostly wet-leased and operated by other airlines.