Turkish Air Considering Fuel-Efficient Jets

June 11, 2012

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Turkish Airlines (THY) is studying a possible purchase of revamped medium-haul jets being offered by Airbus or Boeing, its chief executive said.

The flag carrier has a mixed fleet of Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 passenger jets and is talking to both manufacturers about their successor versions equipped with fuel-saving engines.

"Of course we are interested," chief executive Temel Kotil said of the re-engined medium-haul models.

"We are working on it but there is no board decision yet," he said, adding, "We need to continue to grow because we are still a small airline."

(Reuters)