Turkish Airlines Named ‘Best Airline in Europe’ by Skytrax

June 23, 2011

ISTANBUL, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Turkish Airlines has been named the winner of three distinguished awards by Skytrax, according to the results of the 2011 evaluation: “Best Airline in Europe,” “Best Premium Economy Seats” and “Best Airline in Southern Europe.” Skytrax is a world recognized brand associated with air travel excellence in the 21st century, providing unique expertise to the world airline and airport industry through the most professional Audit and Service Benchmarking programs of Product and Service Quality.

The Skytrax World Airline Awards Ceremony took place in Paris, France. During a 10 month survey period, 18.8 million airline customers from over 100 different nationalities participated in this customer satisfaction survey. The award was given to Turkish Airlines’ General Manager Temel Kotil, Ph.D. by the CEO of Skytrax, Edward Plaisted.

One of the fastest growing airline companies in the world, Turkish Airlines has received several “Passenger Choice Awards” by Skytrax over the years. In 2010, the airline won the Skytrax award for the “Best Airline in Southern Europe” in addition to the award for the “World’s Best Economy Class Onboard Catering” for its partnership with the world-renowned Turkish Do&Co. The year prior, Turkish Airlines won the “Skytrax World Aviation Award 2009,” also known as the “Oscar of the Aviation Industry.”

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About Turkish Airlines:

Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member, Turkish Airlines is today a four star airline company with a fleet of 169 aircraft flying to 180 destinations around the world, comprising 41 domestic and 139 international destinations. Visit www.turkishairlines.com for more information.

About Star Alliance:

Turkish Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance network which was established in 1997. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 21.000 daily flights to 1,160 destinations in 181 countries.

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