Turkish Airlines plans name change and A220-order

As Turkey officially changed its name into Türkiye with the United Nations, its national airline is set to follow soon according to the country's President. During a TV-interview he said Turkish Airlines will be rebranded into Türkiye Hava Yollari and the name Turkish Airlines will not be used anymore. When the rebranding is due to begin is unknown.

In other news, Turkish Airlines has selected the Airbus A220 for its regional-fleet needs and will now enter final negotiations with Airbus for a potential order for up to 30 A220-300s. According to Turkish aviation website haber.aero, the competition was between the Airbus A220-300 and the Embraer E195-E2.

The fleet today consists of six Airbus A319s, eleven A320s, 66 A321s, 33 A321neos, 23 A330-200s, 37 A330-300s, six A350-900s, 40 Boeing B737-800s, fifteen B737-900ERs, 20 B737-8s, five B737-9s, eight B777Fs, 33 B777-300ERs and fifteen B787-9s.

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