Aéroports de Montréal and Turkish Airlines proudly welcome inaugural flight from Istanbul

Aéroports de Montréal and Turkish Airlines proudly welcome inaugural flight 
from Istanbul 
Turkish Airlines to offer non-stop flights three times a week, year-round 
between Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport and Istanbul Ataturk Airport 
MONTREAL, June 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Aéroports de Montréal proudly welcomed 
Turkish Airlines to Quebec with the arrival of inaugural flight TK35 from 
Istanbul today.  The flight, carrying VIP guests including Ismail Gerçek and 
Naci Ağbal, members of the board of Turkish Airlines and Tuncay Babali, 
Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Canada, is the first of what will be a 
regular, non-stop, year-round service connecting Montreal to the 257 
international destinations served by Turkish Airlines. 
According to Turkish Airlines' CMO (Chief Marketing Officer), Ahmet Olmuştur, 
Montreal is an important new destination for Turkish Airlines. "We are 
thrilled to be establishing a base in the vibrant city of Montreal. It is not 
only a cultural hub that attracts visitors from around the world, it is an 
important North American business centre. We look forward to serving the 
people of Québec and working with the team at Aéroports de Montréal as we 
launch this year-round service." 
Aéroports de Montréal President and CEO James C. Cherry commented that 
Turkish Airlines will be a welcome addition to the roster of international 
airlines already flying from Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport. "Our 
goal is to offer the people of Montreal the best connections both nationally 
and internationally, and we are delighted to have Turkish Airlines here with 
us at Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport.  On behalf of everyone here we 
wish to welcome you to Québec and Montréal and we look forward to working 
together in the future." 
Turkish Airlines currently flies to 257 destinations in 106 countries, and is 
a member of Star Alliance. The code-share agreement with Air Canada also 
allows for departures from major gateways across the country. Turkish Airlines 
Business Class travellers will have access to the Maple Leaf Lounge in 
Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport. 
Turkish Airlines will release video footage of the flight arrival and the 
press conference tomorrow, Wednesday, June 4(th) by 12.00pm EST via Canada 
About Turkish Airlines: 
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member 
Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 249 (passenger and 
cargo) aircraft flying to 257 destinations worldwide with 211 international 
and 46 domestic. According to Skytrax survey of 2013, Turkish Airlines was 
chosen "Europe's Best Airline" for the third and "Best Airline in Southern 
Europe" for the fourth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best 
Economy Catering Service" award, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the 
world's "Best Business Catering Service" prize in the Skytrax survey. More 
information about Turkish Airlines can be found on their website: 

SOURCE  Turkish Airlines 
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