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Boeing Makes Sale for 90 Aircraft to SunExpress

Turkish Carrier Doubling its Collection of 737 MAXes

SunExpress, a combined business venture of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, went on a shopping spree for some more Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, signing a deal for up to 90 of the type at the recent Dubai Airshow.

Turkey's "leading leisure carrier" will more than double its fleet into the next decade. The new sale agreement is firm on 28 737-8s and 17 737-10s. Options allow for up to 45 more 737 MAX family aircraft, should SunExpress choose to exercise them. That stands apart from their existing order for 42 aircraft, 9 of which joined the fleet already.

"Building on the resounding success of our strategy in the post-pandemic period, SunExpress is now poised for next-level growth to meet market demand and achieve a greater international footprint," said Max Kownatzki, SunExpress CEO. "Over the next decade, we will more than double our fleet, reaching a 150-aircraft fleet by 2033. Also, the addition of the 737-10, the newest 737 MAX plane with up to 230 seats, to our fleet will allow us to strengthen our capacity further. SunExpress is well-positioned for the future and will expand its network with a more fuel-efficient and environmentally sustainable aircraft fleet, while continuing to fulfill its role as Türkiye's tourism ambassador."

"SunExpress's continued commitment to the 737 MAX reflects its confidence in the airplane's capability to meet demand from travelers to popular destinations across Türkiye and beyond," said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The 737 MAX is a proven airplane on the SunExpress network, delivering unmatched fuel efficiency and reliability."

FMI: www.boeing.com

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