Turkish Cargo plans to expand freighter fleet in next 5-10 yrs
Turkish Airlines has plans to expand its freighter fleet in the next five-10 years. At the ongoing TIACA Executive Summit hosted by Brussels Airport, Turkish Airlines Chief Cargo Officer Turhan Özen said the carrier is planning to expand its freighter fleet and so is also planning to expand its passenger aircraft. The carrier is hoping to expand its current overall fleet from around 429 currently to more than 800 in 10 years’ time. On freighters, Özen said over the next “five years plus” the freighter fleet would expand from its current 24 to 40 aircraft. Turkish Airlines has been working on an order for 400 narrowbodies and 200 wide-body aircraft. The airline had initially hoped to finalise that deal this summer, but completion has been complicated by challenges securing delivery slots at Airbus and Boeing and current engine supply issues, reports FlightGlobal.