Turkish Airlines commits to more A321s

Turkish Airlines is purchasing another 20 A321neo airliners on top of 72 A321neo aircraft already on order, Airbus reported on Tuesday 1 December. The order is the latest in a recent streak of orders for the European aircraft manufacturer. “This order for 20 more A321neo will help us achieve our expansion plans in a profitable and sustainable manner”, said Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines.

“We are extremely happy that Turkish Airlines has renewed its confidence in the A321neo, the largest member of our A320neo Family,” said Airbus Chief Operating Officer John Leahy, who also said he fully expects the aircraft to not only meet but exceed the airline’s expectations in terms of operational efficiency, profitability and passenger appeal.

Market share

The A321neo incorporates new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15 percent in fuel savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020 with further cabin innovations. With more than 4,300 orders received from over 75 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured some 60 percent share of the market.

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