ISTANBUL, TÜRKİYE — In June, Turkish Airlines is set to place a monumental order for 600 new aircraft, with deliveries scheduled over the next decade, according to Chairman Ahmet Bolat. The order will include 400 narrow-body and 200 wide-body aircraft, expanding the fleet to a staggering 810 aircraft by 2033. 

Bolat announced these plans during a press event for the unveiling of the airline's revamped inflight dining experience.

The forthcoming order will be disclosed during the International Air Transport Association (IATA) summit, taking place in Istanbul from June 4-6. Negotiations with a major manufacturer are nearing completion, Bolat revealed. While he confirmed that they are on the verge of striking a deal with Boeing (BA.N) for a portion of the order, no further details were provided.

Bolat also mentioned the possibility of ordering the remaining aircraft from another manufacturer during the Farnborough Airshow in June. In light of the crucial elections on May 14, he expressed his expectation that the company's top management would remain in place, ensuring the successful implementation of Turkish Airlines' ambitious 10-year growth strategy.