Turkish Airlines Named Best Airline in Europe for Third Year in a Row

  Turkish Airlines Named Best Airline in Europe for Third Year in a Row

Global carrier also awarded “Best Business Class Catering” in the 2013 Skytrax
                             World Airline Awards

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- June 19, 2013

Turkish Airlines was chosen for the third year in a row by Skytrax as the
“Best Airline in Europe.” In addition to this prestigious award, the airline
was also awarded “Best Business Class Catering” for its Flying Chef service
for Business Class passengers on long flights.

“This is a major accomplishment for our airline and one that we are very proud
of,” said Turkish Airlines’ CEO Temel Kotil, Ph.D. “The results propel us to
continue to deliver unparalleled service year after year to our global

The results of the 2013 World Airline Awards were announced on June 18, 2013
at the Paris Air Show. “Best Airline in Europe” and “Best Business Class
Catering” awards were presented to Turkish Airlines’ CEO Temel Kotil Ph.D. by
Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted. The results were determined after a 10-month
global survey of consumers from more than 160 countries who represented more
than 100 nationalities.

Turkish Airlines has positioned itself as one of the world's leading airlines
through its many awards, recent investments, impressive growth, large-scale
aircraft orders and by continuously expanding its global network.

About Turkish Airlines:

Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member,
Turkish Airlines is today a four star airline with a fleet of 222 aircraft
(passenger and cargo) flying to 233 cities around the world, comprised of 38
domestic and 195 international destinations. One of the fastest growing
airline companies, Turkish Airlines has received several “Passengers Choice
Awards” from the consumer ranking group, Skytrax. Based on 2011 and 2012
results, Turkish Airlines has been chosen as the winner of “Best Airline
Europe”, “Best Premium Economy Seats” for its Comfort Class seats and “Best
Airline Southern Europe”. It has also received awards for its catering and
holds a coveted 4-star designation, putting the airline in a small group of
top quality carriers. Turkish Airlines was also given the Skytrax designation
of “World’s Best Economy Class On-board Catering” in 2010, and Skyscanner’s
“Best On-board Food 2011”. Long haul Business Class passengers also enjoy the
Flying Chef service on-board.


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