THY (Turquie ) prévoit une commande de long courriers d'ici 3 mois
35 total théorique ( 25 + 10 options ),
"C'est le bon moment pour acheter"
THY utilise déjà 3 B777-300ER, en louerait un quatrième et récupérerait 2 A330 chez Qatar,
Et un petit mot sur l'A380 !
ATW on line 14 01 09
Rapidly expanding Turkish Airlines will make its final decision on an order for 35 widebody aircraft (25
firm plus 10 options) within the next three months and is looking seriously at the 777.
THY, which extended its RFP deadline last month, is operating three 777-300ERs on wet-lease from Jet
Airways. "I never trust new machines just from paper. I like to see how it works," THY Chairman Candan Karlitekin told ATWOnline
in Istanbul. He said the carrier will monitor the 777's performance over the coming months.
The airline continues to evaluate whether Airbus or Boeing will supply its future long-haul fleet. "An aircraft order should enhance our income and reduce costs as much as possible. . .My estimate is in two-to-three months time we will make a decision," Karlitekin said. The tender originally was scheduled to be completed on Dec.17.
He said the current economic environment may prove an optimum time to place an order. "Maybe you can get a cheaper price these days. But we need to decide on a fleet that will operate for the next 15 years." He said the A380 might be appropriate "one day, but not today," and in the meantime THY is considering
leasing a fourth -300ER from Jet.
The carrier currently has no aircraft on order. This year it plans to add two former Qatar Airways A330s
and four new A321s are scheduled for delivery. It will phase out two A310s.by Kurt Hofmann