Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Airport) has signed a dry-lease contract with DAE Capital for ten B737-8s, deliveries of which are due in 2025.

The ch-aviation fleets module shows the Turkish flag carrier currently operates twenty-seven B737-8s, wet-leasing a further three from SmartLynx Airlines Malta (2N, Malta International). Seven of the in-house aircraft operate for the AnadoluJet/AJet division. It also operates five B737-9s.

While the carrier does not have any direct B737 MAX orders, it is gradually increasing the type's fleet through dry-leases; it has a commitment for six aircraft from CDB Aviation and 25 from AerCap. Its 50/40/10 joint venture with Lufthansa Group, SunExpress (XQ, Antalya), recently ordered forty-five B737 MAX with a further 45 options.

The airline's only direct narrowbody order is for 196 A321-200NX from Airbus. Turkish Airlines is expected to place the Boeing part of its mega order shortly, having ordered 220 Airbus aircraft in late 2023.