Turkish Airlines has just ordered more A350s, which may have implications for the passenger experience.

Turkish Airlines getting six more A350s by 2023

Turkish Airlines has decided to purchase an additional six A350-900s, which will be delivered to the airline in 2022.

Turkish Airlines had previously ordered 25 A350s. The airline already has six of these in its fleet. Turkish Airlines took delivery of its first A350 in late 2020, and the plan is for all A350s to be delivered by the end of 2023.

Turkish Airlines is expected to have 31 A350s by the end of 2023, which will help the airline expand and renew its long haul fleet.

Where these A350s meant for Aeroflot?

Since you can't place an A350 order now, you should expect to take delivery of these planes by the end of next year.

The most likely scenario is that Turkish Airlines will take over some of Aeroflot's A350 orders.

  • Aeroflot had ordered 22 Airbus A350-900s; seven of these have already been delivered, and the other 15 were supposed to be delivered by the end of 2023
  • With the sanctions currently in place, along with the overall situation, it seems pretty clear that Aeroflot won’t be taking delivery of these planes anymore, and Airbus is probably looking for new buyers
  • So it’s logical that Turkish Airlines would take over these planes, as the airline continues to look to expand

I think these planes may be delivered to Turkish Airlines with Aeroflot interiors. It's likely that some of the planes have already had their interiors installed.

The A350s feature an all new business class product with doors, which is nicer than the current A350 business class, which is the same. If I were to place a bet, I think these A350s will feature the Aeroflot interiors.

Aeroflot Airbus A350 business class
Aeroflot Airbus A350 business class

Bottom line

Turkish Airlines has ordered six more A350s, bringing the total to 31 jets. A lot of new planes are coming to the airline quickly.

The six additional A350s were supposed to go to Aeroflot. Turkish Airlines may finally offer business class seats with doors if that is the case.

What do you think about Turkish Airlines buying more A350s?