Turkish Airlines plans to acquire 10 Boeing 737-8s on a long-term lease placement with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE).
These newly announced 737-8 acquisitions are slated to arrive from 2025 onwards as part of a commitment to expanding and offering next-generation aircraft to customers.
We are delighted to further deepen our already strong and long-term relationship with Turkish Airlines and to provide them a solution to their growing fleet requirements with these new technology, fuel efficient aircraft. We thank Turkish Airlines for their ongoing trust in DAE and wish them much success with their new fleet additions.Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer of DAE
DAE manages 96 Boeing 737 MAX family jets. However, their commitment to aircraft worldwide far exceeds just the 737 MAX.
The Growing Turkish Airlines Fleet
Over recent years, the Turkish Airlines fleet has grown with new aircraft joining the company. Additionally, the company has announced further new aircraft orders.
These aircraft orders and new deliveries are all part of Turkish Airlines’ mission to become one of the leading global carriers in the next ten years. To achieve this, the airline needs to expand its network greatly, and expanding its fleet goes hand in hand.
Fleet data indicates 344 aircraft are present across Turkish Airlines, with 312 in service. The Boeing 737 and Airbus A321 series are the two leading aircraft types in the fleet, with 107 and 80 featured, respectively.
The airline’s long-term plan is to continue the transition towards next-generation narrow and widebody fleet types. Aircraft such as the 787, A350, A320neo family and 737 MAX jets will all make this transition possible.
Who Are Dubai Aerospace Enterprise
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, more commonly called DAE, is an aviation services provider. Two leading divisions, DAE Capital and DAE Engineering, are based in Dubai.
DAE is present across a total of 65 countries with 170 airline customers. While the company calls Dubai home, thanks to serving customers worldwide, it has six further office locations.
These other offices are in Dublin, Amman, Singapore, Miami, New York, and Seattle. Additionally, the service provider has a fleet of approximately 500 aircraft valued at USD 17 billion. As part of this, fleet commitments to Airbus, ATR and Boeing all exist.