29 April, 2024

Turkish Airlines to add One Airbus A330-300 and six Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to its fleet on lease from CDB Aviation

Turkish Airlines to add One  Airbus A330-300 and six Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to its fleet on lease from CDB Aviation

CDB Aviation, the aircraft leasing and management firm of the China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co. has confirmed the signing of new lease agreements for a fleet of an additional seven narrowbody and widebody aircraft to Turkish Airlines.  

The flag carrier of Turkey is getting one used Airbus A330-343 which is scheduled to arrive at the carrier during May this year. This widebody jet will help support the expansion of Turkish Airlines' mainline international operations. 

The carrier is also getting another six Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and these will be received between 2025 and 2026 and will be used by subsidiary, Ajet. The new jets will be powered by CFM International Leap-1B engine and are coming from CDB's existing orderbook with Boeing.

“We are delighted to continue building upon a strong and long-term partnership with our valued customer, Turkish Airlines,” commented Jie Chen, CDB Aviation’s Chief Executive Officer. “The 737 MAX 8 aircraft will contribute toward the airline’s stated goal for Ajet to become an important part of the low-cost aviation industry on a global scale, while the A330 will provide the increased capacity to support its ever-expanding global network.”

Levent Konukcu, Turkish Airlines’ Chief Investment and Strategy Officer, said: “As the airline that flies to more countries than any other with 130 countries, Turkish Airlines continues to strengthen its worldwide success story. In order to contribute to this stunning expansion performance, we evaluate all possible options to feed our fleet. Along with the previous ones, we are glad to collaborate with CDB Aviation for these effective agreements again.”

With the addition of the aircraft, CDB Aviation will now have seventeen aircraft on lease to the carrier, including 12x 737 MAX 8, 1x 737-800, 1x 777-300ER, 1x A321neo, 1x A320neo, and 1x A330-343.
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