Turkish Airlines is getting ready to introduce the first Boeing Dreamliner to its fleet. While the airliner will officially take off on behalf of Turkish later on, in July 2019, the first photos already reveal what flyers can expect to find onboard.
The first flight of Turkish Airlines’ brand-new Dreamliner is expected on July 8, 2019, taking off from Istanbul to Antalya. The first international flight, from Istanbul to Denpasar, is to follow on July 17, 2019. All tickets have been sold out for the latter flight, Turkish Airlines website indicates.
Ahead of the upcoming first flight, Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi took to social media to share some sneak-peaks of the interior of the Boeing 787-9. “This plane is different,” Ekşi said about the newest member of Turkish Airlines fleet.
Are you ready for a flight experience #LikeaDream?
The wide-body aircraft with twin engines and great range flexibility; @Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, will be at our new home; Istanbul Airport very soon.#TurkishAirlines #Dreamliner pic.twitter.com/4gt1pBvABB
— Turkish Airlines (@TurkishAirlines) June 19, 2019
Turkish Airlines’ Dreamliner has seating capacity for 300 passengers, including 30 seats in the business class and 270 seats in the economy class.
Get to know the newest member of our family.
— Turkish Airlines (@TurkishAirlines) June 20, 2019
Boeing and Turkish Airlines finalized a firm order for 25 Boeing 787-9s on March 10, 2018, Boeing announced at the time.