Turkey and France reportedly to discuss order for 150 Airbus jets.

By bne IntelliNews January 15, 2013
During a visit by Frances trade minister Nicole Bricq, the governments of Turkey and France will discuss a possible order for 150 Airbus passenger jets, AFP reported, citing a statement by the French ministry. On-going talks between Turkish Airlines (THY) and Airbus centre on the acquisition of almost 150 aircraft, notably the A380 super jumbo jet, according to the statement quoted by AFP. In October, THY said it decided to order 15 A330-300 model jets from Airbus to be delivered between 2014 and 2015. In December, Turkish Airlines and Boeing finalised a firm order for 15 777-300 ER airplanes worth USD 4.7bn at list prices. Turkish Airlines has a total of 202 jets in its fleet. Also in December, Airbus announced that Esas Holdings low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines ordered 75 medium-haul Airbus planes worth USD 7.5bn.

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