Turkmenistan Airlines Adds Boeing 777-200LR to Fleet

March 26, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Turkmenistan aircraft in Istanbul

Turkmenistan Airlines plane in Istanbul

Turkmenistan Airlines announced that it has taken delivery of the first of two Boeing 777-200LR planes that it currently has on order.

The 777-200LR is the world’s longest range commercial airliner.  The plane has a range of 9,380 nautical miles, and its features include raked wingtips and additional structural strengthening.

In addition, Turkmenistan Airlines announced the opening of a new terminal at Ashgabat International Airport outside of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on Wednesday.

Turkmenistan Airlines was founded in 1992.  Since then, it has acquired seven Boeing 717-200s, three 737-300s, four 737-700s, five 737-800s, and four 757-200s for its fleet.  The airline has its headquarters in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

Turkmenistan is a former republic of the Soviet Union, before it became an independent nation in 1991.  It is located in Central Asia, and shares borders with Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan.

(Photo: Adbar)


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