Turkish Airlines to buy 117 planes from Airbus

ISTANBUL, March 15 Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:08am EDT

ISTANBUL, March 15 (Reuters) - Turkey's national carrier Turkish Airlines said on Friday it had decided to buy 117 planes from European aircraft maker Airbus, of which 82 are firm orders and 35 options, in the years 2015-2020.

Turkish Airlines, the world's fastest-growing major carrier, said in a statement it will determine subsequently financing for the order from Airbus, a unit of EADS. The order consists of 25 A321-200, four A320 NEO and 88 A321 NEO.