SunExpress (XQ, Antalya) has firmed up options for ten additional B737-8s, Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) has announced. In a statement issued during the Dubai Airshow 2019, the US manufacturer said the incremental order added to SunExpress's existing commitment to thirty-two B737-8s.

"We have a long-standing, strong and trustful relationship with Boeing and thus we decided to turn our option into an order. We stand behind our strategic decision to phase the B737 MAX into our fleet for all of its economic and ecological advantages, mid- and long-term," Jens Bischof, CEO of SunExpress, said.

"We have full confidence that Boeing will deliver us a safe, reliable, and efficient aircraft. However, it goes without saying that this requires the undisputed airworthiness of the model, granted by all relevant authorities. Our utmost priority at SunExpress is and has always been safety."

According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, SunExpress operates a singular fleet of forty-nine B737-800s on flights between Turkey, where it has bases at Ankara Esenboga, Antalya, Dalaman, and Izmir, and Europe, the CIS, Iran, and the Middle East. Its SunExpress Deutschland (XG, Frankfurt Int'l) subsidiary operates a further eleven B737-800s alongside seven A330-200s which it wet-leases out to Eurowings (EW, Düsseldorf Int'l).