Turkey to buy 105 more planes from Boeing, Airbus

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ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish Airlines says it will buy 105 new planes from Boeing Co. and Airbus.

The national airline says it has asked Airbus and Boeing Co. to submit proposals for 35 double-aisle and 70 single-aisle planes.

The airline says in a statement released Tuesday that its passenger numbers have increased 150 percent in the past four years, and that it is in good financial shape despite the global economic crisis.

It says it wants the deliveries to start in the second half of 2010.