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Boeing, Turkish Airlines Finalize Order for 15 Additional 737 MAX 8s

     Boeing, Turkish Airlines Finalize Order for 15 Additional 737 MAX 8s

Turkish flag carrier now has 65 orders for the 737 MAX

PR Newswire

ISTANBUL, June 16, 2014

ISTANBUL, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Turkish Airlines
today finalized an order for 15 additional 737 MAX 8s, valued at $1.6 billion
at list prices. The order follows the announcement in May 2013 when the
Turkish flag carrier placed the largest Boeing order in the airline's history
for 50 737 MAXs and 20 Next-Generation 737s.

"Today's order represents another component of our continuous growth strategy,
with the 737 MAX providing Turkish Airlines with increased flexibility across
our ever expanding network," said Dr. Ahmet Bolat, chief investment and
technology officer of Turkish Airlines. "Our strong partnership with Boeing
has been a significant factor in Turkish Airlines' success and we look forward
to taking delivery of these highly efficient airplanes."

With today's announcement, Turkish Airlines has more than 100 unfilled orders
for Boeing airplanes; 65 737 MAXs, more than 25 Next-Generation 737s and 20
777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The Istanbul-based carrier currently
operates a fleet of more than 100 Next-Generation 737s and 15 777-300ERs.

"With a fleet of more than 100 Next-Generation 737s, Turkish Airlines has
experienced firsthand what the capabilities this family of airplanes has to
offer," said Todd Nelp, vice president of European Sales, Boeing Commercial
Airplanes. "The 737 MAX is the most advanced single-aisle offering and today's
order for additional airplanes underlines Turkish Airlines' confidence in the
efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort of the 737 MAX."

The 737 MAX has surpassed 2,000 orders from 41 customers, bringing the most
advanced engine technologies to the world's best-selling airplane, building on
the strengths of today's Next-Generation 737. The 737 MAX incorporates the
latest-technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines to deliver the highest
efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.
Airlines operating the 737 MAX will see an 8 percent operating cost per seat
advantage over tomorrow's competition.

Turkish Airlines currently serves 254 cities in 106 countries around the world
from its base at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport.

Contact:
Daniel Mosely
International Communications
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
+44 208-235-5665
daniel.mosely@boeing.com

SOURCE Boeing

Website: http://www.boeing.com
 
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