Everett - The first of the 25 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner ordered by Turkish Airlines has been spotted at the Boeing's Everett factory in full livery.
The aircraft registered TC-LLA for the Turkish national carrier was photographed on May 27 in Everett with the airline's corporate livery.
Turkish Airlines' first Boeing 787-9 is set for delivery in July. The airline ordered 25 copies in total with five options. The new wide-body of the Turkish carrier will be configured to accommodate 30 passengers in Business Class and 270 in Economy, 300 seats in total.
The plane will initially be deployed between Istanbul and Antalya with two daily rotations. The aircraft will make its international debut on August 21 for the airline's first flight on the new Istanbul-Mexico City route that was recently announced.
Following the Mexico City, the Boeing 787-9 will be deployed on routes to Montreal, New York-JFK, Boston, Washington, Havana, Cape Town, and Kuala Lumpur next year.
The Star Alliance company has also ordered 25 Airbus A350-900 with five options. The airline will take delivery of its first A350-900 this year.
Six new wide-body jetliners are expected to join the airline's fleet this year, and then, fourteen in 2020, ten in 2021, twelve in 2022, eleven in 2023 and seven jets in 2024 will have their places in the carrier's wide-body fleet.
There are also 86 Airbus A321neo and 63 Boeing 737 MAX in the order book of the Turkish flag carrier waiting to be delivered.
Turkish airlines flies to 304 destinations in 122 countries, making the company the largest airline in the world in terms of destinations flown by an airline. It is also the 13th biggest airline operator in the world with 336 aircraft in service.
Turkish Airlines 787-9 TC-LLA at the Everett fuel dock pic.twitter.com/oCI8QunIRe— Paine Airport (@mattcawby) 28 Mayıs 2019