Turkish Airlines has signed a firm order for the purchase of four Airbus A330-200F freighter aircraft, Airbus reported on Monday 9 March. Operated by Turkish Cargo, a brand of Turkish Airlines, the additional aircraft will help to further boost the company’s expansion in the cargo market.
Turkish Airlines already operates five A330-200F, and the additional order will enable them to meet the growing cargo market demand. In total Turkish Airlines operates a fleet of 139 Airbus aircraft. These include 91 single aisle aircraft, two A310 freighters, 17 A330-200, 18 A330-300, five A330-200F and six A340s.
The A330-200F is capable of carrying a payload of 65 to 70 tonnes, with a range of up to 4,000 nautical miles.
Featured image (top): One of five A330 freighters ordered earlier by Turkish Airlines. (Image © H. Goussé / Airbus)