Turkish Technic has shown off in IndiGo colours the first of a pair of high-density Boeing 777-300ERs that the Indian carrier is wet-leasing from Turkish Airlines.
The Turkish carrier at the start of February signalled its intent to add two ultra-high-density Boeing 777-300ERs to its fleet as part of a wet-lease deal with codeshare partner IndiGo. While the Indian carrier began services with a wet-leased Turkish Airlines 777-300ER – featuring a standard cabin – it ultimately deploy the higher density versions, which feature seven business class seats and 524 in economy.
Turkish Airlines MRO earlier this month revealed it was in the process of painting a 777-300ER in IndiGo colours, identifying the aircraft as being registered TC-LKD. Cirium fleets data shows is an AerCap-owned 2009 model previously operated by Air Austral, Alitalia, and most recently, Azur Air in Russia.
Turkish Technic has now disclosed the first completed images of the aircraft in IndiGo colours. The 777, which marks IndiGo’s first foray into widebody operations, will be deployed on the Delhi-Istanbul route.