Turkish Airlines is to take delivery of a record number of 26 Boeing aircraft this year.

The airline will receive six 777-300ERs and 20 next-generation 737-800s in 2016 to add to its existing fleet of 310 aircraft.

The Turkish flag carrier’s chief investment and technology officer, Ahmet Bolat, said: “The delivery of a further 26 Boeing aircraft this year, which will form a substantial part of our long-haul and short-haul fleets, are integral to Turkish Airlines continued growth.

“We look forward to introducing the new planes on our domestic and international network.”

The US manufacturer’s European sales vice president, Monty Oliver, said: “We are pleased that Turkish Airlines’ continues to show faith in Boeing’s products and services.

“We have a strong relationship with the airline and are honored that we continue to play a key part in supporting its ambitious growth plans.”