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Turkish Airlines says converts option for five Boeing plans to firm order

A Turkish Airlines plane prepares to take off at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul May 15, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
A Turkish Airlines plane prepares to take off at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul May 15, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Flag carrier Turkish Airlines said on Monday it had decided to convert an option to buy five Boeing B777-300ER airplanes into a firm order.

The aircraft are slated for the delivery in 2016 and 2017, the state-run airline said in a filing with the Istanbul stock exchange.

Turkish Airlines said in April it planned to buy a total 95 plans from U.S.-based Boeing by 2021, including 25 options.

(Reporting by Ayla Jean Yackley)

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