Turkish leisure carrier SunExpress announced that it will order up to 90 Boeing 737 MAX jets at the Dubai Airshow on November 13, 2023.
The agreement, which includes 28 737-8 and 17 737-10 models, also has the opportunity for up to 45 additional 737 MAX airplanes. The new agreement will add to the airline’s previous order of 42 737-8s, nine of which have already been delivered.
“Building on the resounding success of our strategy in the post-pandemic period, SunExpress is now poised for next-level growth to meet market demand and achieve a greater international footprint,” Max Kownatzki, SunExpress CEO said in a press statement.
“Over the next decade, we will more than double our fleet, reaching a 150-aircraft fleet by 2033. Also, the addition of the 737-10, the newest 737 MAX plane with up to 230 seats, to our fleet will allow us to strengthen our capacity further,” Kownatzki added.
“SunExpress’s continued commitment to the 737 MAX reflects its confidence in the airplane’s capability to meet demand from travelers to popular destinations across Türkiye and beyond,” said Stan Deal, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The 737 MAX offers airlines flexibility for short- and medium-haul air travel, an ideal aircraft family for leisure operators such as SunExpress.
SunExpress, a joint venture between Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, was named the World’s Best Leisure Airline at the 2022 World Airline Awards in London, United Kingdom.