Turkish operator Corendon Airlines Group is introducing nine Boeing 737 Max jets over the course of the next 18 months.

All nine are being brought in through US lessor Air Lease.

The company is to receive five 737 Max 8s in the spring of this year, with another to follow in the first quarter of 2023.

Corendon will also take three Max 9s over the first half of next year.

“We appreciate and thank [Air Lease] for the…co-operation and fleet support,” says Corendon Group chairman Yildiray Karaer.

The aircraft, which are on long-term lease, will be delivered to the carrier from Air Lease’s backlog for the 737 Max, the lessor states.

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Source: Corendon Airlines

Corendon received an initial 737 Max in 2018

Corendon has Turkish, Maltese and Dutch operations which primarily focus on the 737-800.

Air Lease is already a “major lessor” to the carrier group, says the lessor’s executive chairman, Steve Udvar-Hazy, and the new Max fleet will “greatly enhance” the operator’s fleet and passenger experience.