Turkish Airlines has ordered another seven Boeing 777-300ERs, taking its overall agreement to 12 of the type.

The Star Alliance carrier disclosed an order for five 777-300ERs in March, and Boeing's books confirm an agreement was sealed on 30 April.

But Boeing says today that it has "finalised" an order for another seven, adding that the deal is "further confirmation of Turkish Airlines' plans for international expansion".

The aircraft are all powered by General Electric GE90 engines. Boeing says it will log the additional Turkish 777s in its books by 30 July, and values the order at $1.9 billion at list prices.

Turkish Airlines, which has been leasing 777-300ERs from India's Jet Airways, has been developing an extensive fleet-renewal programme covering up to 105 aircraft, including up to 35 long-haul jets.

The carrier has been considering the 777 and 787 from Boeing, as well as the Airbus A350 and A330.

It signed a preliminary agreement at the Paris Air Show to take seven Airbus A330-200s and -300s.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news