THY to issue RFP: source

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Turkish Airlines THY is rumoured to be coming to market with a request for proposal for financing covering unidentified aircraft, says a banking source.

Over the next five years, Turkish Airlines will add 22 widebody and 40 narrowbody firm aircraft from manufacturers. As of April, the carrier's pre-delivery payment totalled approximately $1.66 billion.

The carrier also holds options on 10 A319/A321s and 15 737-800/900ERs. Another five narrowbody and 13 widebody options are yet to be decided.