Turkish Airlines launched direct service between Montreal and Istanbul

Turkish Airlines launched direct service between Montreal and Istanbul 
MONTREAL, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, June 03, 2014, Aéroports de 
Montréal proudly welcomed the inaugural non-stop Turkish Airlines flight from 
Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International 
Airport, at an evening press conference held at the Montreal Airport Marriott 
In-Terminal Hotel. 
The flight carried distinguished guests, including Mr. Ismail Gerçek and Mr. 
Naci A?bal, members of the board of Turkish Airlines, along with key members 
of the Turkish media. Remarks were made at the press conference by James C. 
Cherry, President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal; Michel Leblanc, 
President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan; Turkish Airlines 
Board Member, Ismail Gerçek; Ça?atay Erciyes, the Ambassador and Permanent 
Representative of Turkey to the United Nations (UN) International Civil 
Aviation Organization (ICAO); and Mr. Tuncay Babali, Ambassador of the 
Republic of Turkey to Canada. 
Montreal has the distinction of being the two hundred and fifty-third 
destination to which Turkish Airlines now flies. The flight is the first of 
what will be a regular, non-stop and year-round service, three times weekly, 
connecting Montreal to the international destinations in 106 countries served 
by Turkish Airlines, with the intention of expanding the service to daily 
direct flights. 
The new flight further solidifies the developing relationship between Canada 
and Turkey, continuing to improve trade links between the countries and 
opening new economic opportunities, with emphasis on the education, 
information technology, aerospace and transportation sectors. 
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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