27 March 2014
Boeing (NYSE: BA) said it has delivered the first 777-200LR passenger aircraft to Turkmenistan´s national flag carrier, Turkmenistan Airlines.
The airplane is the first of two 777-200LRs Turkmenistan Airlines has on order. The delivery coincided with the opening of a new terminal at the Ashgabat International airport.
Turkmenistan Airlines´ fleet modernization plan started in 1992 when the airline became the first in the Commonwealth of Independent States to order airplanes from Boeing. The airplane will join Turkmenistan´s fleet of airplanes, which currently include seven 717-200s, three 737-300s, four 737-700s, five 737-800s and four 757-200s.