Turkish Airlines on Friday finalized an order for 82 mid-range jets from European aeroplane manufacturer
Airbus, in a deal with a listed value of 9.3 billion dollars, dpa reported.
The deal for planes in the company's A320 family of planes also
includes an option to purchase 35 further jets, meaning the company,
a subsidiary of EADS, could enjoy an even higher price tag from the
However, the final value of the Turkish Airlines deal is not set
in stone, as aeroplane manufacturers are known for offering rebates
on their products.
Turkish Airlines called the deal the biggest in its history. The
company transported 39 million passengers last year, with plans to
increase to 46 million this year and 90 million by 2020.