A350 finds another buyer – Turkish Airlines

Airbus has signed a tentative deal for 25 Airbus A350-900 aircraft with Turkish Airlines.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is in Paris for an official visit, which has turned out to be quite a lucrative visit for Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders, who on Friday, signed a tentative deal with the Turkish President for 25 A350-900 aircraft, Reuters reported.

Turkish Airlines is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world and a key customer for both Airbus and Boeing. This isn’t the first time that Turkish Airlines has placed an order for aircraft at a diplomatic event – in September, they placed an order for Boeing 787-9 aircraft when President Erdogan was in New York for the UN General Assembly.

According to, Turkish Airlines operates 285 aircraft at present, 164 of which are Airbus aircraft. With 777-300ER and A330-200/300 aircraft already in the fleet and 787-9 aircraft on order, it will be interesting to see how the A350-900 fits into the Turkish fleet and future expansion plans.

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