Turkish Airlines and Boeing have announced an order for four 777 Freighters to further strengthen the airline's position in the global air cargo market.


With this order, Turkish Airlines will operate 12 777 Freighters.


"This new investment in expanding our cargo fleet underscores our commitment to meeting the growing global demand for air freight services," said Ali Türk, chief cargo officer at Turkish Airlines.



"This addition of these Boeing 777 Freighters will not only enhance our operational capabilities but also serve as anothestep in our strategic vision to reach the top of the air cargo sector worldwide while maintaining our leading position with our unparalleled service and efficiency for our customers across the globe," he added.


Turkish Airlines' purchase of an additional 777 Freighters will help the carrier meet the growing demand for freight services, driven by the rapid growth of e-commerce and the need for efficient and reliable transportation across the globe.


The new freighters will enable Turkish Airlines to optimize its cargo operations, reduce costs and deliver goods to destinations worldwide on time.


"We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with Turkish Airlines and support its expansion of cargo operations with the addition of Boeing 777 Freighters," said Paul Righi, vice president of Boeing Commercial Sales for Eurasia.


"The 777 Freighter's payload capacity, range and flexibility will enable Turkish Airlines to deliver exceptional customer service while maximizing operational efficiency."


Turkish Airlines noted that the Boeing 777 Freighter is a twin-engine freighter with a maximum payload capacity of 102 metric tons (112 tons) and a range of 9,200 kilometres (4,970 nautical miles).



In addition to freighters, Turkish Airlines operates a fleet of Boeing aeroplanes, including the 777-300ER (Extended Range), Next-Generation 737, 737 MAX and 787 Dreamliner.