Turkish Airlines (THY) has signed a firm order with European airframer Airbus S.A.S. for the purchase of ten A321-200s narrow body passenger aircraft and three A330-200F freighter aircraft for delivery from 2012 onwards.
The ten A321 ordered today are essentially a firming up of options that were not reflected in earlier order books.
Turkish Airlines operates an existing Airbus fleet of 75 aircraft, including 50 A320 Family aircraft, 11 A330s, nine A340s, one A330-200F freighter and four A310 freighters.
Turkish Airlines has also been buying diverted Kingfisher Airlines A321-200s as the latter was unable to take delivery due to its financial troubles in 2009 and 2010.