Star Alliance carrier Turkish Airlines is to acquire 15 Airbus A330-300s in a further expansion of its long-haul twinjet fleet.

Following approval at its last board meeting, Turkish Airlines will take four A330-300s in 2014, another six in 2015 and five more in 2016.

After delivery they will take Turkish Airlines' A330-300 fleet to 27. It already has 10 of the type and another pair will be delivered over the next few weeks.

Turkish Airlines also plans to add five options to the order but these have not yet been confirmed. The carrier, which recently said it was looking to add more twinjets before turning to high-capacity types like the Airbus A380, is still talking to Boeing about more 777-300ERs.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news