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Turkish Airlines signs Boeing 737 deal

Turkish Airlines signs Boeing 737 deal

1 April 2011 Airline News

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have announced the Istanbul-based carrier has exercised options for 15 Next-Generation 737s. Last year the carrier was recognised as offering Europe’s Leading Airline Business Class by the prestigious World Travel Awards.

Turkey tourism seeks continued growth in 2011

21 March 2011 Focus

Home to the vibrant cultural capital of Istanbul, Turkey is emerging as the destination of choice for discerning European travellers. European Union membership remains a realist, if distant, prospect, ensuring the country will grow further in the coming years. Breaking Travel News looks at the secrets of its success.

Turkish Airlines orders 13 planes from Airbus

Turkish Airlines orders 13 planes from Airbus

14 March 2011 Airline News

Turkish Airlines has confirmed it will purchase ten Airbus A321s and three A330-200F freighter aircraft as it seeks to expand its international operations. In total the airline – which was last year recognised by the World Travel Awards as offering Europe’s Leading Airline Business Class – has 40 aircraft on order with the manufacturer following deals in 2009 and 2010.

Turkish Airlines takes delivery of first 777-300ER

Turkish Airlines takes delivery of first 777-300ER

16 October 2010 Airline News

Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of its first 777-300ER aircraft from American manufacturer Boeing, marking a significant milestone for the flag-carrier. The new aircraft will serve as the platform for the introduction of Turkish Airlines’ new Comfort Class cabin for the first time.

Turkish cabin crew ordered to lose weight

Turkish cabin crew ordered to lose weight

9 August 2010 Airline News

Turkish Airlines has given a group of flight attendants six months to slim down or face reassignment to ground positions. The employees, 13 women and 15 men, have been placed on unpaid leave until they lose weight in the first case of its kind for a European carrier.

Turkish confirms Boeing order

11 May 2009 Press Release Airline News

Turkish Airlines has signed an order with Boeing for five 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes valued at $1.36 billion at current list prices.

Turkish Airlines 737 was on autopilot

6 March 2009 Press Release Airline News

The Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 that crashed at Schiphol airport last week was running on autopilot, according to initial findings by Dutch investigation officials.The engines then cut out because a faulty altimeter prompted the plane to cut power to its engines, causing it to crash into farmland just short of Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, killing nine people, including the three pilots, and injuring a further 50.

Turkish Airlines plane crashes at Schiphol

25 February 2009 Press Release Airline News

A Turkish Airlines flight has crashed into farmland just short of Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, killing nine people and injuring a further 50.The Boeing 737-800, with 128 passengers plus seven crew members on board, crashed in a field near a motorway and broke into three pieces. However worse casualties were avoided because fire did not break out.