Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Airport) is planning to place an order for 600 aircraft, the largest in its history, in June and July 2023, Chairman Ahmet Bolat told the journalists.

"During the IATA AGM [to be held between June 4-6, 2023, in Istanbul] we are going to announce orders. With one of the big manufacturers, we are almost finishing our discussions," Bolat said.

He clarified that the airline is closer to a deal with Boeing but will also order some aircraft "from the other manufacturer" - Airbus - likely during the Paris Air Show in mid-July.

The order will likely comprise 400 narrowbodies and 200 widebodies with deliveries spread over the next 10 years.

The ch-aviation fleets module shows that Turkish Airlines currently operates 393 in-house aircraft (including aircraft allocated to the AnadoluJet division): six A319-100s, eleven A320-200s, four A320-200Ns, sixty-six A321-200s, fifty A321-200NX, thirteen A330-200s, ten A330-200Fs, thirty-seven A330-300s, twelve A350-900s, twenty-seven B737-8s, seventy-nine B737-800s, five B737-9s, fifteen B737-900ERs, eight B777-200Fs, thirty-four B777-300(ER)s, and sixteen B787-9s. It has firm orders for a further forty-eight A321-200NX, fourteen A350-900s, and nine B787-9s.