Turkmenistan Airlines seeks to replace 737-300s

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Turkmenistan Airlines is looking to trade in three of its stored Boeing 737s for newer narrowbody variants.

The carrier operates an all Boeing-fleet – including three 737-300s - two built in 1993 and the other in 1992.

Turkmenistan’s president Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has directed the flag carrier to dispose of the three jets by selling them back to the airframer.

The plan is to use proceeds from the sale to fund a purchase of three 737-800s.

“Acquiring new aircraft will further expand opportunities for developing our civil aviation,” says the president.

Turkmenistan Airlines already has five -800 and three -700 variants in service.

In March, it took delivery of the first of two Boeing 777-200LR widebodies it ordered.