Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Atatürk) has announced in a statement to the local stock exchange in Istanbul that it has chosen to exercise eight options for additional A321-200neo aircraft that are to be delivered in 2019.

In the statement, THY also said it would convert orders already placed for four A320-200neo scheduled to be delivered in 2016 to four A321-200neo aircraft to be delivered five years later. It now has a total of 72 A321neo aircraft on order from Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) including the twelve additional aircraft.