April 10, 2013, 1:27am
Turkish Airlines has given a boost to Boeing by deciding to buy a total of 95 narrow-body planes from the firm by 2021. Turkey’s flag carrier revealed the deal yesterday, just weeks after placing a large order with European aircraft maker Airbus, as part of its aggressive growth plans. The airline carried 39m passengers last year and expects to reach 46m passengers this year, growing to 90m by the end of 2020. US firm Boeing said the order is worth $6.9bn (£4.5bn) at list prices.