"With Turkish Airlines serving more destinations than any other airline around the world, we are delighted to build our future on Airbus' all-new A350 XWB to support the development of our international route-network from our Istanbul and Ankara hubs." said Turkish Airlines Chairman, M. Ilker Ayci.
"We are extremely proud at Airbus to count Turkish Airlines as a new A350 operator, the world's most modern and efficient widebody aircraft." said Eric Schulz, Chief Commercial Officer, Airbus'. "This order strengthens and expands the long-lasting partnership between Airbus, Turkish Airlines and Turkey overall."
Turkey is an integral part of the Airbus supply chain for almost 20 years, being a partner in all Airbus aircraft programmes, including the prestigious A350 XWB. Turkish Airlines currently operates an Airbus fleet of 167 aircraft with a further 92 A321neo on backlog.
At end February 2018, Airbus has recorded a total of 854 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 45 customers worldwide.