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Turkish finalises order for up to 95 737s

Turkish Airlines has finalised its agreement to take up to 95 Boeing 737 twinjets, the firm part of which comprises 70 aircraft including 50 of the re-engined Max family.

The Istanbul-based carrier is ordering 40 of the Max 8 plus 10 Max 9s. These are exclusively powered by CFM International Leap-1B engines.

Turkish Airlines is also taking 20 737-800s, which are powered by CFM56s.

Boeing confirms the order has been finalised and includes options on another 25 737 Max 8s.

"Turkish Airlines is a global airline, serving the most countries worldwide and we are building the strongest network in the world," says Turkish chief Temel Kotil.

"Our long-standing partnership with Boeing is one of the key factors behind the success of Turkish Airlines."

Turkish Airlines' deal takes the number of 737 Max orders to 1,285.

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