SunExpress, a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, committed to purchase up to 90 single-aisle Boeing jets at the Dubai Airshow earlier this month. SunExpress will more than double its fleet into the next decade, with the agreement including 28 737-8 and 17 737-10 models and the opportunity for up to 45 additional 737 MAX airplanes.
“Building on the resounding success of our strategy in the post-pandemic period, SunExpress is now poised for next-level growth to meet market demand and achieve a greater international footprint,” Max Kownatzki, CEO of SunExpress, said. “Over the next decade, we will more than double our fleet, reaching a 150-aircraft fleet by 2033. Also, the addition of the 737-10, the newest 737 MAX plane with up to 230 seats, to our fleet will allow us to strengthen our capacity further. SunExpress is well-positioned for the future and will expand its network with a more fuel-efficient and environmentally sustainable aircraft fleet while continuing to fulfill its role as Türkiye’s tourism ambassador.”
This new commitment from SunExpress will build on the airline’s previous order for 42 737-8s, nine of which have been delivered.
“SunExpress’s continued commitment to the 737 MAX reflects its confidence in the airplane’s capability to meet demand from travelers to popular destinations across Türkiye and beyond,” Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said. “The 737 MAX is a proven airplane on the SunExpress network, delivering unmatched fuel efficiency and reliability.”
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