23 April 2013

Airbus is more interested to sell A350 to Turkish Airlines than vice versa. Price negotiations being held.

Turkish Airlines is interested in buying Airbus A380 superjumbo and A350 wide-body aircraft provided Airbus comes up with "good opportunities", chairman Hamdi Topcu told Les Echos newspaper.

Turkish Airlines recently ordered 117 narrow-body passenger planes from Airbus, including 82 firm orders and options to buy a further 35 aircraft in 2015-2020.

Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier said during a visit to Turkey that he expected Turkish Airlines to order A380s eventually, while airline CEO Temel Kotil said he did not see a need at present.

"We've ordered what the company needs until 2020," Topcu said. "For beyond that, we are going to finalize all our purchase plans towards the end of the year.

"But we are still interested in the A380 and the A350. And if Airbus offers us good opportunities, we will take them, making decisions in a few days. It depends on Airbus."

Based on the article “Turkish Interested In A380s, A350s“ published in Reuters.

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