Boeing and Turkmenistan Airlines, the national carrier of Turkmenistan, today announced the airline's plan to extend its long-haul operations by adding a fourth 777-200LR airplane to its fleet.
According to a press release by Boeing, the commitment, valued at $346.9 million at list price, will be reflected on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries website once it is finalized.
The Boeing 777-200LR is the longest range commercial airplane in the world, capable of connecting virtually any two cities in the world nonstop. It has a maximum range of 15,843 kilometers and carries more passengers and revenue cargo farther than any other jetliner. The 777-200LR is equipped with the powerful commercial jet engine, and can seat up to 317 passengers in two-class configuration.
The new 777-200LR will be the 32nd airplane purchased by Turkmenistan Airlines from Boeing.
"Turkmenistan Airlines and Boeing have been partners since 1992 and we are honored by their continued faith and confidence in Boeing airplanes," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing for The Boeing Company.
Turkmenistan Airlines is the flag carrier of Turkmenistan with headquarters in Ashgabat. The airline operates domestic and international passenger and cargo services mainly from its hub at Ashgabat International Airport. The airline transports more than 5,000 passengers daily within the country and nearly three million passengers annually on the international and domestic routes together. The fleet consists of modern aircrafts, such as Boeing 737, 757, 777 and a cargo fleet of IL 76.