Turkish Airlines seeks another Jet 777

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Turkish Airlines is discussing with India's Jet Airways the lease of a fourth Boeing 777-300ER, adding to the three it has already taken from the carrier.

Jet Airways wet-leased three of the type to Turkish Airlines and four to Gulf Air, although Gulf Air is not intending to retain them as previously planned.

After 1 July the 777-300ER will take a Turkish registration and will be operated by Turkish crew.

Local reports indicate that Mumbai's high court has permitted Jet Airways to dry-lease one Boeing aircraft to Turkish Airlines for 25 months.

Jet Airways needed the court's permission because the airline is still in a legal dispute with Sahara Group.

Turkish Airlines has also recently ordered five 777-300ERs for delivery between October 2010 and February 2011.