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Turkish Airlines takes delivery of its first 777 Freighter


Dec 10 2017

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 777 Freighter. It’s the first of two 777 Freighters, Turkish Airlines has on order for this year. The 777 Freighter, the world's longest-range twin-engine freighter, is based on the technologically advanced 777-200LR (Longer Range) passenger airplane and can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometres) with a full payload of 112 tons (102 metric tonnes or 102,000 kg).

"The delivery of our first 777 Freighter is a milestone event in our cargo business," said M. İlker Aycı, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines. "As a prominent sub-brand of Turkish Airlines, Turkish Cargo increased its freighter destinations served from 55 to 73 from the beginning of this year, reaching to approximately 1 million tons of cargo with %29 percent increase compared to the previous year’ same period. It is surely beyond doubt that this a remarkable success. We’re sure that this significant delivery which will bring great value to our rapidly growing cargo operations will also enable our leading sub-brand to compete further, expand and reach new short and long-range destinations from our hub in Istanbul.”


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