AJet (VF, Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen) parent Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Airport) has reached an agreement with lessor CDB Aviation to lease six B737-8s, for the new-look subsidiary to take delivery of in 2025 and 2026.

CDB Aviation and Turkish Airlines reached an agreement for a total of seven new leases, the seventh of which pertains to one used A330-300, which will be delivered to Turkish in May 2024 to support its mainline international growth.

With this agreement, CDB Aviation will be dry leasing a total of 17 aircraft to Turkish Airlines and its subsidiary, including twelve B737-8s, one B737-800, one B777-300ER, one A320-200N, one A321-200NX, and one A330-300.

“The 737 MAX 8 aircraft will contribute toward the airline’s stated goal for AJet to become an important part of the low-cost aviation industry on a global scale,” said Jie Chen, CDB Aviation’s chief executive officer.

The carrier formerly known as AnadoluJet is a division of Turkish Airlines and operates a fleet of 70 aircraft, of which 65 are wet-leased from several sources including BBN Airlines Türkiye, SmartLynx Airlines, SmartLynx Airlines Estonia, SmartLynx Airlines Malta, and Turkish Airlines itself. It recently launched operations employing its own code 'VF'.