Turkish Airlines: The 1st A320neo joins its fleet

Turkish Airlines has announced the acquisition of a new aircraft in its fleet. It is an Airbus A320neo which has been leased from CDB Aviation.

The announcement was made by CDB Aviation, the Irish company owned by China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co claiming the delivery of an A320neo type aircraft to Turkish Airlines, which is the first of this model to join its fleet.

According to Paul Boyle, CDB Aviation’s manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the integration of this aircraft into the Turkish Airlines fleet is an important step to modernize the Turkish company’s fleet.

The acquisition of the A320neo by Turkish Airlines adds to several other jumbo jets that will join its fleet next year, including 6 A350-900s in addition to several 737 MAX type aircraft.

To serve its medium-haul flights, Turkish Airlines operates a fleet of one hundred and ten single-aisle aircraft from the Airbus family: 6 A319s, 11 A320s, 66 A321s and 34 A321neos, in addition to aircraft delivered by the American aircraft manufacturer boeing: 40 737-800 aircraft, 15 737-900ER aircraft and 20 MAX 8 aircraft.

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